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Author: Inocência da Silva Galvão Neta

Title: Fragmentos da condição feminina e a lógica jurídica no início da república

Subtitle: Recife (1920-1940)

Journal: Cadernos do Tempo Presente

Volume: -

Issue: 22

Year: December 2015 - January 2016 (Received: August 12, 2015, Accepted: October 3, 2015)

Pages: 46-56

ISSN: 2179-2143 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: Portuguese

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | American History: Brazilian History


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Abstract: »This paper aims at discussing about the violence in gender relationships in the beginning of the 20th century, specifically in the decades of twenty and thirty. In this article we intend to discuss about the juridical and logical female condition. We use law documents to analyze the legal records of abuses against poor women. The criminal proceedings of that time bore the reports of witnesses, lawyers, judges, victims and defendants. A time in which tradition and modernity confronted one another, and of a legislation that consolidated gender inequalities. A legal structure that also reflected the thought of Brazilian patriarchal structure: the Criminal Code of 1890. These testimonies were seen as a share of women’s claims of various types of violence committed against them, the low female class, in romantic relationships.« (Source: Cadernos do Tempo Presente)

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