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Una mirada femenina al Caribe del siglo XIX Epistolario de Elizabeth Gross.

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Universidad del Norte
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  • Medicine

Abstract

Este art?culo analiza el libro de Elizabeth Gross publicado en 1921 y que describe pormenores de su estancia en Maracaibo y sus alrededores entre 1883 y 1896. A trav?s de los relatos de la alemana el autor se acerca a la vida cotidiana y las representaciones sociales en una ciudad puerto del Caribe. Se hace especial ?nfasis en la adaptaci?n a las novedades del clima, alimentaci?n, enfermedades, relaciones con la poblaci?n aut?ctona y proceso de criollizaci?n. As? mismo se resalta la contribuci?n de los alemanes en la consolidaci?n de la base originaria de la actual sociedad criolla en el occidente de Venezuela.Palabras claveCartas, caribe, viaje, enfermedades, comida, clima.AbstractThe stay of the writer Elizabeth Gross in Maracaibo during 1883 and 1896 and her book published in 1921 describing the experiences and details of that long journey of the German visitor are the theme of this article. Through the narrative of the German immigrant the author zooms in on the everyday lives and the social milieu of this Caribbean port. It stresses in the adaptation that the tropical weather requires, foods, diseases, relations with the indigenous population and the process of creollization. Furthermore it highlights the contributions of the German immigrants and visitors at the foundations of the Creole culture in western Venezuela.Key WordsCorrespondence, Caribbean Sea, Travel, diseases, food, weather.

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