Compromiso Social y Género: la Historia de las Matronas en España en la Segunda República, la Guerra Civil y la Autarquía (1931-1955)

TitleCompromiso Social y Género: la Historia de las Matronas en España en la Segunda República, la Guerra Civil y la Autarquía (1931-1955)
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsRuiz-Berdún, Dolores, and Alberto Gomis Blanco
Number of Pages237
PublisherAyuntamiento de Alcalá de Henares, Concejlía de Mujeres
City, CountryAlcalá de Henares, Spain
Abstract

These pages will reveal women, almost anonymous, who were great fighters for the equality of women and the defense of their profession within the narrow margin allowed by patriarchy. The interest in studying the figure of the midwife during the Second Republic, the Civil War and the Autarchy has been motivated by its unique characteristics within the female groups of Spanish society. It was the only group, exclusively female, that had higher levels of study than the general population at the end of the 30s of the 20th century. Midwives were considered, by the rebellious side, especially dangerous people, for the possible influence they could have on other women, because, when dealing with female reproductive health, they could constitute a risk to the morality of the population. (Publisher)

Translated TitleSocial Commitment and Gender: the History of Midwives in Spain in the Second Republic, the Civil War and the Autarchy (1931-1955)
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