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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Economic and Political Development of the P'uhrépecha Women of the XXI Century
by Quanrud, Linette, M.A., The American University of Paris (France), 2010, 65; 10305788
Abstract (Summary)

Today, the P’uhrépecha woman of Michoacán, Mexico faces unprecedented difficulties daily. Historical and patriarchal colonial antecedents have assisted in shaping the indigenous traditional paradigm. In the past, indigenous women were perceived as inconsequential to the economic and political development of the tribal region. Macro-social and economic factors have given rise to participation and visibility within the confines of what continues to be regarded as a traditionally male-dominated community. Within the recent decade these women have made progressive and persistent strides in creating solidarity toward a common goal, thus achieving increased freedom of economic choice and nascent political participation. Social and religious beliefs have been challenged. Traditional paradigms have been questioned. There is measured achievement in reinventing economic choice, thus permitting the P’uhrépecha woman to strive for political visibility and legislative change.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Peters, Heather
Commitee: Perry, Susan
School: The American University of Paris (France)
Department: International Affairs
School Location: France
Source: MAI 56/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Womens studies, Economics, Social structure, Native American studies
Keywords: Economic development, Mexico, P'uhrepecha, Political participation, Twenty-first century, Women
Publication Number: 10305788
ISBN: 978-1-369-49352-8
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