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Indigenous Andean Women in Colonial Textual Discourses

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Title: Indigenous Andean Women in Colonial Textual Discourses
Author: Guengerich, Sara
Advisor(s): McKnight, Kathryn
Committee Member(s): Gauderman, Kimberly
Cardenas, Anthony
Lopez-Chavez, Celia
Department: University of New Mexico. Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese
Subject: Indians
Women
Andes
Colonial
Gender
Peru
Degree Level: Doctoral
Abstract: This dissertation combines historical and literary analysis to challenge a history of literary studies that reads colonial texts as reflecting a real historical domination of indigenous Andean women in a patriarchal society. Through a comparative examination of colonial chronicles and archival documents, I reconsider the portrayal of these women as having played the role of victims from the very beginning of colonial relations through the seventeenth century. Through these sources, I unveil these women’s discursive agency that was expressed in archival documents, only to be suppressed in colonial chronicles and contemporary literary criticism.
Graduation Date: July 2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/9824


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