272 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 24 halftones, 1 table, notes, bibl., index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-3130-1
Published: February 2017
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-3131-8
Published: January 2017
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-5153-8
Published: February 2019
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Pérez highlights women’s centrality in this process, showing how criollas adapted to new modes of self-representation as a means of self-fulfillment. Increasing opportunities for middle-class women’s public presence and social participation was both cause and consequence of expanding consumerism and of women’s challenges to prevailing gender hierarchies. Seemingly simple actions--riding a bicycle, for example, or deploying the abanico, the fan, in different ways--exposed how traditional systems of power and privilege clashed with norms of modernity and progress.
About the Author
Louis A. Pérez Jr. is J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as the Academia de la Historia de Cuba, Pérez is author, most recently, of The Structure of Cuban History: Meanings and Purpose of the Past.
For more information about Louis A. Pérez Jr., visit the Author Page.