Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Perry: Gender Disorder in Early Modern Seville

In this chapter Perry articulates on several occupations women participated in and the significance of their gender in these roles. According to Perry, the women that took part in Seville in Hapsburg Spain were greatly economically and spiritually active, despite their degenerate role in society, and the forces with which institutions attempted to control their activities.

I found it interesting the Church's role in the gender disorder that took part in the time period Perry is exploring, and wonder perhaps what prompted such institutions to be so fearful of a female class.

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