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HB-258191-18
Gender, Migration, and Native Uprisings in New Spain, 1519-1821
Catherine Komisaruk, University of Texas, San Antonio

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Familias nucleares indígenas: Evidencia de Guatemala y Chiapas colonial tardía (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Familias nucleares indígenas: Evidencia de Guatemala y Chiapas colonial tardía
Author: Catherine Komisaruk
Abstract: This paper argues that in Guatemala and Chiapas, by the late colonial period marriage and nuclear families were in fact central to native social structures and experiences. The analysis focuses especially on the processes of household formation, tribute, and migration. It shows that households were registered in censuses based on monogamous marriages and nuclear families. Marriage was also a basis of the tribute system; native marriages were embedded both in the laws that regulated tribute and in the tribute amassment and collection practices within native communities. Finally, the paper draws evidence from censuses and judicial cases to depict outmigration from native communities. The evidence suggests that although long-term migrants sometimes left their nuclear families behind, more often they did not. People migrating into the colonial world generally wanted to keep their spouses and children with them.
Date: 09/27/2018
Conference Name: “El siglo XIX en Guatemala y Chiapas. Acercamientos históricos e historiográficos”, CIESAS, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico.


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