Asuncion Lavrin Asuncion Lavrin, Harvard University, Nice Department, Post-Doc . Hey its me man. “LIT” Is what you could call my department. I am from NICE. Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico. Asuncion Lavrin. Women, Feminism and Social Change in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay, – Rating and reviews for Professor Asuncion Lavrin from Arizona State University Tempe, AZ United States.

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It is difficult to conceive that there will be any more books on politics and political parties in lavrkn Southern Cone that ignore women and feminist issues.

That ideology was mostly formulated by religious authorities and enforced by the state through institutions such as the Inquisition and the ecclesiastical and civil courts. What seems to be lacking in the current historiography is the extension of some concepts based on human sexuality to larger arenas of human relations and governance, such as the analysis of medical views on sex and its effects on the development of health asncion, the influence of religious discourse on sex and on legislation affecting the social order, the sexual asuncjon of religious discourse, the erotic content of religious writings, and the hidden sexual meanings of political discourse.

Lavrin’s book is a model of meticulous scholarship.

The publication of this book marks a watershed for Latin American studies: Go to class and make sure to take good notes. Nuns’ writings and the history of convents are woven together very effectively. Her exams are all essay so you have to know your stuff.

Asunción Lavrin

Sign in via your Institution. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Yes Would Take Again: She talks fast sometimes and she does have an accent, so if you don’t understand, raise your hand and ask. Her interest in women’s history is wide-ranging, with her monograph on women in Argentinawomen in Chileand women in Uruguay in the modern era culminating in the monograph Women, Feminism and Social Change: She is very nice.


The greatest strengths of this book—its clarity, its archival richness, its strong sense of purpose, its clear and powerful arguments, its empathy.

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Lavrin has published extensively on women in Latin America, especially on women in Mexico. Don’t have an account? Sign in with your library card. Search within my subject: Knox, Historians of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland ” Brides of Christ contains a wonderful array of primary sources and extremely rich data. Meticulously documented with archival sources and the culmination of decades of research, Brides of Christ is an invaluable contribution to gender studies and to the wider field of colonial Mexican history.

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Views Read Edit View history. They’ll do the same for you. She expects you to read a lot of papers.

If you use an ad blocker, we’re not getting that revenue that helps keep RateMyProfessors. Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, Nebraska Press, Sign in to annotate. She’s also extremely flexible and willing to work with her students if problems arise. SO boring, she just babbles on and on. It is also worth noting that the book is gracefully written in a stately, careful, almost dispassionate prose which is quite appropriate for a book with passion aplenty on the part of the nuns themselves.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Lavrin has received many awards for her contributions to the fields of history, women’s studies, and gender studies, including ‘Corresponding Member of the Academia Mexicana de la Historia’ in Economic Aims and Results. Abstract and Keywords This article follows some of the works that have tackled the sometimes thorny issue of how to recover and interpret the historical memory of sexual behavior.


Her class was boring at first but got better towards the end, it was a lot of papers Professor Lavrin was an excellent teacher.

Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico | Asunción Lavrin

I am a hist major and i should have loved this class, but her long really long tangents put me to sleep. Hispanic American Historical Review Vol. History Law Linguistics Literature. Lavrin provides a complete overview of conventual life, including the early signs of vocation, the decision to enter a convent, azuncion, spiritual guidelines and devotional practices, governance, ceremonials, relations with male authorities and confessors, living arrangements, servants, sickness, and death rituals.

She has read widely in Latin American and European history and deftly situates her findings within debates in the larger literature. Lavrin was also awarded two grants from the National Endowment for the Humanitiesand fromthe John Simon Guggenheim grant. Retrieved 8 February Spends too much time talking about photos of sites and copies of art and hieroglyphs that aren’t covered on the test.

Couldnt understand what she was saying most of the time. It is conferred to recognize the awardee’s “career in scholarship, teaching, publishing, librarianship, institutional development or other fields demonstrates significant contributions to the advancement of the study of Latin American history in the United States. Sexuality in Colonial Spanish America. The foundation of convents for indigenous women receives special attention, because such religious communities existed nowhere else in the Spanish empire.