Belize culture dating
The review you are about to read comes to you courtesy of H-Net -- its reviewers, review editors, and publishing staff. But an exhaustive catalog of the everyday exercise of male domination cannot in itself reveal why women in any given society continue to endure their subordination or how and under what conditions some women mobilize, successfully or not, to redress their individual and collective predicaments.
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Belize has a small population of approximately 332,000 people.
It is composed of diverse subgroups, many of which immigrated to Belize fairly recently.
Unlike most of Central America, Belize has not suffered violent civil conflict or repression. The British, however, were the first to actually settle in the territory.
The small population means that comparatively minor amounts of immigration can change Belize’s population dramatically.
On the Belizean flag, African and Latino men stand side by side under the shade of an indigenous mahogany tree.
Reviewed by Michael Stone (Hartwick College) Published on H-Lat Am (December, 1996) The literature on gender relations in Latin America and the Caribbean offers abundant historical and contemporary evidence of women's exploitation under prevailing patriarchal social formations.
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