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Author Richards, Patricia, 1971-

Title Pobladoras, indígenas, and the state : conflicts over women's rights in Chile / Patricia Richards
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2004


Description 1 online resource (x, 254 pages)
Contents Women's rights and representing difference -- Women's activism and the Chilean state -- National development, social policy, and the poor -- Participation and the representation of pobladoras in the state -- State goals, national identity, and the Mapuche -- Visión de pueblo and the representation of Mapuche women in the state -- Why difference matters
Summary Annotation Can laws, policies, and agencies that are designed to help women achieve equality with men accommodate differences among women themselves? In Pobladoras, Indigenas, and the State, Patricia Richards examines how Chilean state policy shapes the promotion of women's interests but at the same time limits the advancement of different classes and racial-ethnic groups in various ways. Chile has made a public commitment to equality between women and men through the creation of a National Women's Service, SERNAM. Yet, indigenous Mapuche women and working-class pobladora activists assert that they have been excluded from programs implemented by SERNAM. Decisions about what constitutes "women's interests" are usually made by middle class, educated, lighter-skinned women, and the priorities and concerns of poor, working-class, and indigenous women have not come to the fore. Through critical analysis of the role of the state, the diversity of women's movements, and the social and political position of indigenous peoples, of Latin America, Richards provides an illuminating discussion of the ways in which the state defines women's interests and constructs women's citizenship. This book makes important contributions to feminist studies, theories of citizenship, and studies of the intersections of class, gender, and race
Analysis Samfundsvidenskab Sociologi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-239) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Women's rights -- Chile
Poor women -- Chile -- Social conditions
Working class women -- Chile -- Social conditions
Mapuche women -- Chile -- Social conditions
Poor women -- Political activity -- Chile
Working class women -- Political activity -- Chile
Mapuche women -- Political activity -- Chile
Mapuche women -- Chile -- Government relations
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Feminism & Feminist Theory.
Mapuche women -- Social conditions
Poor women -- Political activity
Poor women -- Social conditions
Women's rights
Working class women -- Political activity
Working class women -- Social conditions
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813536405