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Title:In Her Place: Geographies of Urban Female Labor in Spanish Culture (1880--1931)
Author(s):Soria Lopez, Maria Del Mar
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Delgado, Luisa-Elena
Department / Program:Spanish
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Abstract:My analysis of urban female working characters reveals that middle-class representations of working women result from a dominant conceptualization of class and gendered spaces in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Spain. For that reason, my thesis draws a geography of urban female labor through the analysis of the symbolic condensation of class, gender, and space in the cultural representations of urban working women. By doing so, I shed light on the ambivalent cultural location that working women have occupied in cultural representations of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Even though the construction and development of modern Spain could not have taken place without the participation working women's labor, this segment of the population has been "out-of-place" for too long in literary and cultural criticism. It is my hope that this dissertation will reposition these marginalized characters to their legitimate place in critical discourse.
Issue Date:2010
Description:271 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3452213
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2010

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