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Lo binario femenino masculino : simbolismos de género en conventos novohispanos / Héctor Serrano-Barquín, Carolina Serrano-Barquín (coordinadores).

Toluca, Estado de México : Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México : Gobierno del Estado de México, 2015.
Primera edición.
263 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 23 x 29 cm
Summary note:
"This book seeks to give visibility to the significant influence of the social structures of gender in the construction of the convent architecture in Mexico. Historical studies of these religious spaces have focused mostly in the characteristics of the architecture of friars and monks and their dynamics - productive, cultural and spatial -.Spaces inhabited by women of consecrated life have not been addressed with this perspective, which gives rise to this book. It proposes for the first time an academic look at gender as a social structure that gave rise both to physical characteristics of the convent architecture in New Spain (male and female) as to everyday practices that reflected an important difference between ideals of manhood and womanhood. The convent spaces are at the center of important research on New Spain architecture. Gender, however, remains an unexplored element on this issue. This compilation shows that gender is not only a "different" perspective [...] It shows that gender and its symbolizations are central elements in the design of the built environment, which does not belong solely to architecture and colonial times, but spaces today prescribed by sexual difference. This link is essential in the line of argument of the book, which seeks to give visibility to spaces whose use and symbolization in the present differs very little far from colonial architecture associating man with public space, dominance and strength, and women with domestic space, submission and purity. These associations and its materialization in architecture arise a study between historical and social complexities for which this work offers an interdisciplinary approach. Architectural analysis is not limited to the physical testimony that today can be seen in the built environment, but spatial practices of gender readable only through applications, ideals and symbols of the society in New Spain." (HKB Translation)--Page 9.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references.
In Spanish; abstracts in Spanish and English.
Prólogo / Tania Gutiérrez-Monroy -- Introducción / Héctor Serrano-Barquín y Carolina Serrano-Barquín -- Capítulo I. Simbolizaciones de género y arquitectura / Héctor Serrano-Barquín, Patricia Zarza-Delgado y Araceli Barbosa-Sánchez -- Capítulo II. Traza y espacio urbano público resultante de los conventos masculinos del siglo xvi, consideraciones fundacionales, la utopía y el espacio urbano público / Héctor Serrano-Barquín -- Capítulo III. Convento de Zinacantepec, arquitectura virreinal sui generis / Érika Leyva-Méndez -- Capítulo IV. El impacto de los conventos de monjas en la conformación urbana de la ciudad de Valladolid, siglos xvii y xviii / Eugenia María Azevedo-Salomao y José Martín Torres-Vega -- Capítulo V. Consideraciones arquitectónicas y urbanísticas en los conventos femeninos de Santiago de Querétaro / Nancy Albarrán-Estrada -- Capítulo VI. El convento de monjas dominicas de Pátzcuaro y su incidencia en el espacio urbano arquitectónico / José Martín Torres-Vega -- Capítulo VII. Cuerpos sufrientes, cuerpos erotizados. Miradas, placeres y deseos en conventos femeninos / Carolina Serrano-Barquín y Nancy Albarrán-Estrada -- Conclusiones generales / Héctor Serrano-Barquín y Carolina Serrano-Barquín.
Other title(s):
Simbolismos de género en conventos novohispanos
  • 9786074226713 ((UAEM))
  • 6074226717
  • 9786074954395 ((GEM))
  • 6074954399 ((GEM))
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