The Paradox of Paternalism

“An exciting study that reveals the complexity of women's multiple political projects, as well as the importance of feminism--widely defined--as a powerful political force.”—Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney, author of The Politics of Motherhood “An engaging overview of the role played by women in supporting and contesting authoritarian regimes in the twentieth-century Dominican Republic.”—Nicola Foote, coeditor … Continue reading The Paradox of Paternalism

Negotiating Respect

“Breaks new ground by virtue of its thorough exploration of the ongoing negotiations of Pentecostal masculine identities.”—Martin Lindhardt, author of Power in Powerlessness: A Study of Pentecostal Life Worlds in Urban Chile “Provides important insights about why men convert to Pentecostalism, how they derive authority and status in Pentecostal churches, and how at the same … Continue reading Negotiating Respect

Masculinity after Trujillo

Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature by Maja Horn Literature and politics of the Dominican Republic often reflect notions of hyper-masculinity. Where did this attitude come from? Maja Horn doesn’t accept the common explanation of “traditional” Latin American patriarchal culture. Instead, Horn points to the U.S. military occupation of the Dominican … Continue reading Masculinity after Trujillo

The Mulatto Republic

The Mulatto Republic: Class, Race, and Dominican National Identity by April J. Mayes Once celebrated as a mulatto racial paradise, the Dominican Republic has abandoned its Haitian and black influences in favor of white, Hispanic culture, and this book aims to find out why. Was this shift in national ideologies caused by the authoritarian Trujillo … Continue reading The Mulatto Republic