Liberal reforms of the 19th century, and in particular the Penal Code of and the Civil Code of , accelerated the intentionally political function of the family, as policymakers sought to bring the domestic sphere into the service of the state. Although domestic policies aimed to wrest influence over the private sphere from the Catholic Church, both the secularizing effects and economic impact of these efforts resulted in markedly unequal gender standards. The post-revolutionary decades saw the reinterpretation of lateth-century liberalizing tendencies to align the family more consciously with a vision of a modern, collectively identified economic nationalist vision of the future.
Masculinity and sexuality in modern Mexico
By the s, economic growth, political stability, and technological advances in medicine and healthcare all contributed to the beginning of a surge in population growth that continued until the early s. Coupled with a radical shift in population density to the urban areas, these changes contributed to transformations in family residence patterns, the division of labor, and the role of children and young people.
But events in the s conspired to bring a radical end to the high birth rate. By the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st, transnational migrations and remittances came to define an increasing percentage of families and kinship structures. Keywords: family , state , church , motherhood , gender , childhood , liberalism , Melchor Ocampo , birth control , hygiene , emigration , Revolutionary Family , patriarchy , charity.
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In essays that range from Texas to Oaxaca and from the s to the present, contributors write about file clerks and movie stars, wealthy world travelers and ordinary people whose adventures were confined to a bar in the middle of town. Thus, these essays in the history of masculinity connect the major topics of Mexican political history since to the history of daily life.
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Overview In Masculinity and Sexuality in Modern Mexico , historians and anthropologists explain how evolving notions of the meaning and practice of manhood have shaped Mexican history. Product Details About the Author. Anne Rubenstein is associate professor of history at York University in Toronto.
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