Book , Online in English

The company they kept : migrants and the politics of gender in Caribbean Costa Rica, 1870-1960

Lara Putnam.
  • Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2002.
  • 1 online resource (xii, 303 pages) : illustrations, maps
Subjects
Genre
  • Electronic books.
  • History.
  • Puerto Limón.
Summary
  • In the 19th century, migrants from the USA, across the Caribbean and beyond poured into Caribbean Central America, drawn by the established banana plantations and economic booms, creating a very mixed population. This work explores the effects of this change on gender, kinship and community.
Contents
  • The evolution of family practice in Jamaica and Costa Rica
  • Sojourners and settlers : economic cycles and traveling lives, 1850s-1940s
  • Las princesas del dollar : prostitutes and the banana booms, 1890s-1920s
  • Compañeros : communities and kinship, 1920s-1950s
  • Facety women : rudeness and respectability, 1890s-1930s
  • Men of respect : authority and violence, 1890s-1950s.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-295) and index.
Additional form
ISBN
  • 0807862231
  • 9780807862230
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 652110626
  • OCLC: 652110626