Because of changes stemming from Randall’s master class, Randall’s book Haydee Santamaria and the blog post about it are not due. Next week. I have moved a reading from required only for grads to Tuesday (Molyneux on Nicaragua), and there’s an article by Howe due Thursday. No blog post — just read others’ blogs from this week (3/22-3/24) as assigned over the weekend.
NEW!! You can find the list of blog groups, with URLs, here. NEW!!
You do not need to comment on the blog sites themselves, just read your group’s blogs and prepare to discuss these topics on Tues and Thurs of next week.
This coming week we are taking another break from Murray’s textbook to look at the Mexican Revolution and its impact on gender relations. I have tried to keep these extra secondary readings short, and I recommend the Cano article (required for the grad students) to anyone interested in masculinity, transgendered bodies, and war. (Now you really want to read it, right?)
For your blog post, please consider the following query: The Mexican Revolution of 1910 was Latin America’s first successful social revolution, as well as a product of the reformist project to build the welfare state that was common to all of Latin America. Drawing on the examples of household labor, sexual commerce, and changes to family, please reflect on how and why the Revolution affected gender relations in post-revolutionary Mexico (from 1910 to roughly the 1950s).
You don’t have to write about all three (or four articles) but please do have them read as assigned for Tuesday and Thursday this week. Have a great weekend!