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.
|School:||The American University of Paris (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|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be