Ecuadorian Domesticity: The Intersection of Tradition and Modernity, 1895-1950
I am working on a book that examines the cultural and political implications of domesticity in Spanish America since independence, focusing on the nations of Ecuador, Mexico, and Argentina. I ask questions such as “Why did state officials often place domestic issues at the center of state building projects?” and “How did women of different classes and races engage with domestic realities, ideologies, and policies?” I propose to use FLRG funds to conduct two months’ research in Quito, Ecuador, regarding how and why domestic life came under increasing state scrutiny from 1895-1950. Research in Ecuador is particularly important to the project, as it is difficult to obtain Ecuadorian sources from within the U.S. This research will result in one to two conference papers, at least one article submission, and, in the long run, lay the foundations for at least one chapter in my book on Spanish American domesticity.
O'Connor, Erin (2010). Ecuadorian Domesticity: The Intersection of Tradition and Modernity, 1895-1950. Faculty and Librarian Research Grants (FLRG). Item 16.