Ciudad de México: El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Históricos, 2021. First Edition. Paperback. 266p.,photos, facsimiles, bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #76491
"Feminismo y Racismo. Los Miedos de María Ríos Cárdenas" tells the story of the multiple life turns of a Mexican feminist of the first half of the 20th century: María Ríos Cárdenas, who was not born a feminist, but rather, in a complex identity process, the construction of herself was the result of trying different configurations to be in the world. Thanks to the combination of public and private facets, the book delves into the multiple faces of the character, who throughout his long life served as a stenographer, showman, nurse, teacher in the Spanish language, journalist and, finally, active feminist and militant of the Mexican suffrage movement. Until now, little had been reflected on how María Ríos built herself, the obstacles she had to face, the discomfort he suffered and the way in which his racist thinking gradually changed; the text even suggests the possibility of defining her as a eugenic feminist.