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

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Authors Ageeth Sluis
Year 2016
Pages 396
Publisher University of Nebraska Press
Language en
ISBN 9780803293823
File Size 38.48 MB
File Format PDF
Download Counter 78
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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.