Deco Body, Deco City: Female Spectacle and Modernity in Mexico City, 1900-1939

  • By Ageeth Sluis
  • Pages 396
  • Year 2016
  • Publisher University of Nebraska Press
  • Language en
  • ISBN 9780803293823
  • File Size 38.48 MB
  • File Format PDF
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Ebook Description

In the turbulent decades following the Mexican Revolution, Mexico City saw a drastic influx of female migrants seeking escape and protection from the ravages of war in the countryside. While some settled in slums and tenements, where the informal economy often provided the only means of survival, the revolution, in the absence of men, also prompted women to take up traditionally male roles, created new jobs in the public sphere open to women, and carved out new social spaces in which women could exercise agency.

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