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Mangan to speak on market women and identity formation in colonial Peru
Mangan to speak on market women and identity formation in colonial PeruJanuary 05, 2007Mary Beth Hintonmbhinton@syr.edu
Jane Mangan, assistant professor in the Department of History at Davidson College, will speak on “Market Women and Identity Formation in Colonial Peru” Thursday, Feb. 8, at 4 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons on the first floor of E.S. Bird Library. This event, sponsored by Syracuse University Library Associates, is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.
The activities of indigenous market women in colonial Peru expanded and changed under Spanish rule. Mangan will speak about how the identity of these women was formed by new labels used to identify their work. Their new identity had both occupational and ethnic components, and it was distinct from the identity of rural indigenous women. Mangan’s research acknowledges the economic impact of the market women’s activities, and their cultural impact on colonial Peru.
Mangan is a historian of early Latin America with particular emphasis on the Andean region. A graduate of Vassar College, she holds a Ph.D. in history from Duke University. She is the author of “Trading Roles: Gender, Ethnicity, and the Urban Economy in Colonial Potosi, 1545-1700” (Duke University Press, 2005), a social history of trade in Spain’s biggest New World silver-mining town. In addition, she is the editor of “Jose de Acosta, Natural and Moral History of the Indies” (Duke University Press, 2002). Mangan has lived and researched in Bolivia, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Spain.
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