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Hierarchies of Care: Girls, Motherhood, and Inequality in Peru

Krista E. Van Vleet


This book explores how young women navigate everyday moral dilemmas, develop understandings of self, and negotiate hierarchies of power, as they endeavor to “make life better” for themselves and their children. The ethnography is based on sixteen months of qualitative research (2009-2010, 2013, 2014) in an international NGO-run residence for young mothers and their children in the highland Andean region of Cusco, Peru. Drawing on feminist intersectionality theory, anthropological scholarship on reproduction and relatedness, and perspectives on the dialogical, or joint, production of social lif ... More

Keywords: youth, girls, morality, experience, subjectivity, Andes, indigenous, motherhood, care, intimate labor

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780252042782
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042782.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Krista E. Van Vleet, author
Bowdoin College