Cover, Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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p. vii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-xii

This book is more personal than any prior project. When I began to collect archival material for it almost two decades ago, I was working on a differently defined project; when I began to write this book, then too I thought I was writing a different...

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1. Gendered Experiences and State Formation in Highland Ecuador

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pp. 1-32

This book explores the experiences of Ecuadorian women as both objects and agents of state formation, examining state practices, women’s lives, and gender ideologies in the Ecuadorian highlands in the first half of the twentieth century. The subtitle...

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2. Gender, Class, and State in Child Protection Programs in Quito

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pp. 33-77

Child health and welfare is a classic terrain of gendered social policy.1 In chronological terms, this was the first arena in which Ecuadorian liberal governments at the turn of the twentieth century developed their capacity to inquire into the conditions...

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3. Governing Sexuality and Disease

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pp. 78-111

While Ecuadorian women’s actions as mothers were of interest and concern to state actors who intervened in child welfare issues, other intimate activities of women were seen to pose a different set of challenges and dangers for state and society. Just as having...

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4. Midwifery, Morality, and the State

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pp. 112-142

In 1929 university-trained midwife Consuelo Rueda Sáenz proposed to the director of the Servicio de Sanidad (Public Health Service) that an outreach program for maternal and infant medical care be established in the poor neighborhoods of Quito...

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5. The Transformation of Ecuadorian Nursing

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pp. 143-183

In 1942 the first cohort of Ecuadorian women enrolled in the newly established Escuela Nacional de Enfermeras (ENE, National Nurses School), a boarding school and training facility built adjacent to the Hospital Eugenio Espejo in Quito and operated...

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Conclusion

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pp. 184-191

A central dimension of state formation is what historical sociologist Philip Corrigan has called “the materiality of moral regulation and the moralization of material reality.”1 Th is book explores both, examining some of the concrete ways that women’s moral...

Notes

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pp. 193-233

Bibliography

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pp. 235-245

Index

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pp. 247-255