Women, sheep and goats. The livestock farming economy of Mexico from a gender perspective
Veronica Vazquez-Garcia
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The cattle, sheep, goats and pigs that Europeans brought to America in the late 15th century caused dramatic changes in the environmental landscape and the sociocultural practices of indigenous peoples. These animals slowly became part of Mesoamerican diets and peasant productive systems. Nowadays, some (particularly cattle and pigs) are produced industrially, but all of them continue to be part of small-scale livestock farming systems of rural Mexico. Gender ideology and the market economy determine women

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Veronica Vazquez-Garcia --- Colegio de Postgraduados, Texcoco, EDOMEX, Mexico