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Title Women's activism in Latin America and the Caribbean : engendering social justice, democratizing citizenship / edited by Elizabeth Maier and Nathalie Lebon ; foreword by Sonia E. Alvarez
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press ; Tijuana, Mexico : El Colegio de la Frontera Norte A.C., [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 375 pages)
Contents Introduction: Women building plural democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean / Nathalie Lebon -- Accommodating the private into the public domain : experiences and legacies of the past four decades / Elizabeth Maier -- Women's work and neoliberal globalization : implications for gender equality / Alice Colón and Sara Poggio -- Female-headed households and poverty in Latin America : a comparison of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic / Helen Safa -- A "top-down" -- "bottom-up" model : four decades of women's employment and gender ideology in Cuba / Marta Núñez Sarmiento -- The mothers and grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo speak / interviews by Graciela di Marco -- Gender politics in Nicaragua : feminism, antifeminism, and the return of Daniel Ortega / Karen Kampwirth -- Haiti : women in conquest of full and total citizenship in an endless transition / Myriam Merlet -- From urban elite to peasant organizing : agendas, accomplishments, and challenges of thirty-plus years of Guatemalan feminism / Ana Lorena Carrillo and Norma Stoltz Chinchilla -- Women's movements in Argentina : tensions and articulations / Graciela di Marco -- Advocating for citizenship and social justice : black women activists in Brazil / Kia Lilly Caldwell -- Itineraries of Latin American lesbian insobordination / Norma Mogrovejo -- Respect, discrimination, and violence : indigenous women in Ecuador, 1990-2007 / Mercedes Prieto [and others] -- Peace begins at home : women's struggles against violence and state actions in Costa Rica / Montserrat Sagot -- New challenges in feminist practice : the women's institutes in Mexico / María Luisa Tarrés -- Women's struggles for rights in Venezuela : opportunities and challenges / Cathy A. Rakowski and Gioconda Espina -- Trickling up, down, and sideways : gender policy and political opportunity in Brazil / Fiona Macaulay -- From insurgency to feminist struggle : the search for social justice, democracy, and equality between women and men / Morena Herrera -- The Latin American network of Católicas por el Derecho a Decidir / Marysa Navarro and María Consuelo Mejía -- Constructing new democratic paradigms for global democracy : the contribution of feminisms / Virginia Vargas -- Concluding reflections : renegotiating gender in Latin America and the Carribean / Elizabeth Maier
Summary Brings together a group of interdisciplinary scholars who analyze and document the diversity, vibrancy, and effectiveness of women's experiences and organizing in Latin America and the Caribbean during the past four decades. Most of the expressions of collective agency are analyzed in this book with the context of the neoliberal model of globalization that has seriously affected most Latin American and Caribbean women's lives in multiple ways. Contributors explore the emergence of the area's feminist movement, dictatorships of the 1970s, the Central American uprisings, the urban, grassroots organizing for better living conditions, and finally, the turn toward public policy and formal political involvement and the alternative globalization movement. Geared toward bridging cultural realities, this volume represents womens transformations, challenges, and hopes, while considering the analytical tools needed to dissect the realities, understand the alternatives, and promote gender democracy--From publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Feminism -- Caribbean Area.
Feminism -- Latin America.
Political activists -- Caribbean Area.
Political activists -- Latin America.
Women -- Political activity -- Caribbean Area.
Women -- Political activity -- Latin America.
Women -- Caribbean Area -- Social conditions.
Women -- Latin America -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
Author Lebon, Nathalie, editor
Maier, Elizabeth, editor
LC no. 2009020399
ISBN 0813549515 (electronic bk.)
0813583586 (electronic bk.)
9780813549514 (electronic bk.)
9780813583587 (electronic bk.)
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(hbk. ; alk. paper)
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