This book studies the ways traditional polarized images of women have been used and
challenged in the Hispanic world, especially during the 20th century and the beginning of the
21st century by writers and the media, but also in earlier time periods.
The chapters analyze the image of women in specific political periods such as Francoism or
the Kirchners’ administration, stereotypes of women in films in Mexico and Chile, and the
representation of women in textbooks, among other topics.
Contributions also show how two women writers, in the 17th and the 19th centuries, viewed
the role of women in their society