The Limits of Gender Domination: WOMEN, THE LAW, AND POLITICAL CRISIS IN QUITO, 1765-1830 by Chad Thomas BlackThe Limits of Gender Domination: WOMEN, THE LAW, AND POLITICAL CRISIS IN QUITO, 1765-1830 by Chad Thomas Black

The Limits of Gender Domination: WOMEN, THE LAW, AND POLITICAL CRISIS IN QUITO, 1765-1830

byChad Thomas Black

Paperback | June 15, 2011

Pricing and Purchase Info

$40.74

Earn 204 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous late colonial and early republican periods in Quito (1765-1830), this study examines women's legal, economic, and social status in order to gauge the relationship between the increasingly centralized power of the Bourbon kingship and the local operation of social authority. A gendered reading of judicial documents, legal literatures, and institution discourses reveals that Bourbon attempts to restrict women's access to legal resources were resisted by a traditional local legal culture based on practices of consultation, negotiation, judicial discretion, and contingency. This customary judicial practice, Black argues, played a fundamental role in limiting gender domination and prevented the full realization of a legal, economic, or social patriarchy in colonial Quito.

By documenting the progressive removal of limits to patriarchal power in the waning years of the Spanish Empire in Quito, this study traces the genealogy of legal patriarchy in Spanish America.

Chad Black is assistant professor of history at the University of Tennessee.
Loading
Title:The Limits of Gender Domination: WOMEN, THE LAW, AND POLITICAL CRISIS IN QUITO, 1765-1830Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 6.03 × 1 inPublished:June 15, 2011Publisher:University of New Mexico PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826349234

ISBN - 13:9780826349231

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews