Women’s Occupations in Early 20th Century San Juan, Puerto Rico, and its Relevance to Archaeological Research

Author(s): Jan Pérez

Year: 2018

Summary

Women are one of the many groups which had been traditionally excluded from social science studies. Because of this, when retelling historical events many of them have become invisible and/or silenced even though they played an important role in society. My investigation concentrates on women living in San Juan, Puerto Rico as reported in the 1910 census, in two distinct areas: urban blocks from within, and outside the walled city. Through primary documents, this research will present information on the types of occupations these women had to establish similarities and/or differences on their social and economic status. This will help us to delineate the characteristics of the household units, and the type of material culture, associated to their jobs, that could be found if archaeological excavations were conducted in these blocks.

Cite this Record

Women’s Occupations in Early 20th Century San Juan, Puerto Rico, and its Relevance to Archaeological Research. Jan Pérez. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441151)

Keywords

General
Occupations Puerto Rico women

Geographic Keywords
Caribbean Puerto Rico (U.S.)

Temporal Keywords
Early 20th Century

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 452