La Joven Moderna in Interwar Argentina

“In this dynamic cultural history, Tossounian turns our attention to how ‘non-official gendered figures’ have played a large but underappreciated role in constructing and engendering Argentine national identity. Turning our attention away from the extremely well-studied gaucho, she reveals just how much of modernity and national identity was pinned on la joven moderna (the modern girl) in … Continue reading La Joven Moderna in Interwar Argentina

Gender and the Rhetoric of Modernity in Spanish America, 1850–1910

"Whether considering public or private spaces, domesticity, work, or education, this book provides sophisticated readings of a broad range of narratives that illustrate the tensions brought about in discussions of gender and its relation to modernity in Spanish America."--Fernando Unzueta, author of La imaginación histórica y el romance nacional en Hispanoamérica "A key resource for … Continue reading Gender and the Rhetoric of Modernity in Spanish America, 1850–1910

Behind the Masks of Modernism

“A wide-ranging collection that allows the mask—as artifact, metaphor, theatrical costume, fetish, strategy for self-concealment, and treasured cultural object—to clarify modernity’s relationship to history.”—Carrie J. Preston, author of Modernism’s Mythic Pose: Gender, Genre, Solo Performance “Covering an impressive range of geographies, cultures, and time periods, these carefully researched essays explore the fascinating role of masks … Continue reading Behind the Masks of Modernism