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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Sexuality in Colonial Spanish America – Oxford Handbooks

This page was last edited on 3 Septemberat Retrieved 8 February Among her best-known books are Latin American Women: Arizona State University Edit. They’ll do the same for you. Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code. Once deleted, we can’t bring it back. Rate This Professor Share. Sometimes she goes off on tangents that are for the lavfin part very interesting.

The foundation of convents for indigenous women receives special attention, because such religious communities existed nowhere else in the Spanish empire.

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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. This field is required. Hispanic American Historical Review Vol. If you can understand a really thick accent, this woman knows her subject. 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.


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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 Search within my subject: Sexuality in Colonial Spanish America.

Don’t have an account? 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.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. She uses an extraordinary variety of primary sources, largely from Mexico City and Puebla. Retrieved 15 December Lavrin’s book is a model of meticulous scholarship. Lavrin’s scholarship and research is exemplary, and her in-depth portrayal of colonial convent culture in Mexico is a welcome addition to the growing scholarship on the female religious in Latin America.

Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, —,and Brides of Christ: The publication of this book marks a watershed for Latin American studies: She has read widely in Latin American and European history and deftly situates her findings within debates in the larger literature.

Couldnt understand what she was saying most of the time. Overall, one of the most boring classes I’ve taken, but on an interesting subject.

She has contributed significantly to the history of Roman Catholicism in Mexicobeginning with a number of her early articles drew on her dissertation on nuns and nunneries, culminating in her monograph Brides of Christ. Brides of Christ invites the modern reader to follow the histories of colonial Mexican nuns inside the cloisters where they pursued a religious vocation or sought shelter from the world.

Views Read Edit View history. Help guide your fellow classmates by giving them the inside scoop! Professor Lavrin was an excellent teacher. Were these reviews oavrin SO boring, she just babbles on and on. She is very nice.


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Knox, Historians of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland ” Brides of Christ contains a wonderful array of primary sources and extremely rich data. She expects you to read a lot of papers.

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Individual chapters deal with issues such as sexuality and the challenges to chastity in the cloisters and the little-known subject of the nuns’ own writings as expressions of their spirituality.

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