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By Ageeth Sluis

In the turbulent many years following the Mexican Revolution, Mexico urban observed a drastic inflow of lady migrants looking get away and security from the ravages of battle within the nation-state. whereas a few settled in slums and tenements, the place the casual economic system usually supplied the single technique of survival, the revolution, within the absence of guys, additionally caused girls to soak up typically male roles, created new jobs within the public sphere open to girls, and carved out new social areas within which ladies might workout agency.

In Deco physique, Deco City, Ageeth Sluis explores the consequences of fixing gender norms at the formation of city area in Mexico urban through linking aesthetic and architectural discourses to political and social advancements. via an research of the connection among girl migration to the town and gender performances off and on the level, the publication indicates how a brand new transnational excellent girl body educated the actual form of town. by way of bridging the distance between indigenismo (pride in Mexico’s indigenous historical past) and mestizaje (privileging the right of race mixing), this new girl deco physique prepared the ground for mestizo modernity. This cultural background enriches our realizing of Mexico’s postrevolutionary many years and brings jointly social, gender, theater, and architectural historical past to illustrate how altering gender norms shaped the root of a brand new city modernity.

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