Coming of Age in Times of Crisis is an anthropological study of the intersecting roles of gender and schooling in the lives of rural Venezuelan youth as they make the transition to adulthood during times of national political and economic crisis. Strongly grounded in local detail while speaking to larger comparative issues and the crises that surround globalization, the study enables us to see how gender roles and social class are reproduced in a culture experiencing profound upheaval, and to see how rural Venezuelans have managed to reproduce and change their culture in these circumstances. This book is based on two-and-a-half years of ethnographic field research Hurtig conducted in the Andean region of Venezuela between 1991 and 1993, and again briefly in 1996.
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Author Biography - Janise Hurtig
JANISE HURTIG is a Senior Researcher at the PRAIRIE Group, College of Education, University of Illinois, Chicago, where she co-directs the Community Writing and Research Project. She has conducted ethnographic and participatory action research in Venezuela, Oregon, and Chicago and is a co-editor of Gender's Place: Feminist Anthropologies of Latin America (Palgrave 2002), with Rosario Montoya and Lessie Jo Frazier.