eli bartra
is a professor at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana–Xochimilco,
Mexico City. She is cofounder and director of the Research Program on Women and
the graduate program in women’s studies at uam–x. The author of Mujer: Ideología
y arte (1987) and En busca de las diablas: Sobre arte popular y género (1994), and co-
author of Feminismo en México: Ayer y hoy (2000), she has also edited a book, Debates
en torno a una metodología feminista (1998), as well as several issues on women and
gender studies for the journal Política y cultura.
ronald j. duncan
is a professor of anthropology and museum management at
Oklahoma Baptist University and a curator with the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art,
St. Gregory’s University. He lived and worked in Colombia for ten years and has done
research there for more than twenty-five years. He has been the dean of academic affairs
for the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico, and he has published eight books on
social change and the arts and crafts in Latin America. His most recent work, Crafts,
Capitalism, and Women: The Potters of La Chamba, Colombia (2000), has been nomi-
nated for the 2001 Wheeler-Voegelin Prize in ethnohistory and for the 2001 Association
for the Latin American Art Book award.
dolores juliano
is a professor of anthropology at the Universidad de Barcelona.
She has worked for many years on themes of gender and is particularly interested in
the analysis of social change. Her books include Cultura popular (1986); El juego de las
astucias: Mujer y construcción de mensajes sociales alternativos (1992); Educación inter-
cultural: Escuela y minorías étnicas (1993); Chiapas: Una rebelion sin dogmas (1995); La
causa saharaui y las mujeres (1998); and Las que saben . . . subculturas de mujeres (1998).
betty laduke
is a professor emeritus of art at Southern Oregon University. The
author of five books and an artist who has mounted over two hundred national and
international exhibits of her own paintings and prints, she has also traveled widely,
researching, collecting, and organizing the work of other women artists for circulat-
ing exhibits. These exhibitions, Compañeras: Women, Art, and Social Change in Latin
America (1985) and Africa through the Eyes of Women Artists (1992), are composed of
photographs and collected art related to book publications with the same titles. Her
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