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  • Women's Activism in Latin America and the Caribbean: Engendering Social Justice, Democratizing Citizenship
  • Edited and with an introduction by Elizabeth Maier and Nathalie Lebon
  • 2010
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  • Published by: Rutgers University Press
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In Women's Activism in Latin America and the Caribbean a group of interdisciplinary scholars analyze and document the diversity, vibrancy, and effectiveness of women's experiences and organizing in that area during the past four decades. Most of the expressions of collective agency are analyzed within the context of the neoliberal model of globalization that has seriously affected most Latin American and Caribbean women's lives in multiple ways. Geared toward bridging cultural realities, this volume represents women's transformations, challenges, and hopes, while considering the analytical tools needed to dissect the realities, understand the alternatives, and promote gender democracy.

Table of Contents

  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xv-xvii
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. xix-xxii
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  1. Part I: Setting the Stage
  2. p. 1
  1. Introduction: Women Building Plural Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean
  2. pp. 3-25
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  1. 1. Accommodating the Private into the Public Domain: Experiences and Legacies of the Past Four Decades
  2. pp. 26-43
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  1. Part II: Women, Work, and Families
  2. p. 45
  1. 2. Women's Work and Neoliberal Globalization: Implications for Gender Equity
  2. pp. 47-59
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  1. 3. Female-Headed Households and Poverty in Latin America: A Comparison of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic
  2. pp. 60-75
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  1. 4. A “Top-Down”–“Bottom-Up” Model: Four Decades of Women’s Employment and Gender Ideology in Cuba
  2. pp. 76-91
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  1. Part III: Women's Agency for Plural Democracy and Full Citizenship
  2. p. 93
  1. 5. The Mothers and Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo Speak
  2. pp. 95-110
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  1. 6. Gender Politics in Nicaragua: Feminism, Antifeminism, and the Return of Daniel Ortega
  2. pp. 111-126
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  1. 7. Haiti: Women in Conquest of Full and Total Citizenship in an Endless Transition
  2. pp. 127-139
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  1. 8. From Urban Elite to Peasant Organizing: Agendas, Accomplishments, and Challenges of Thirty-Plus Years of Guatemalan Feminism, 1975–2007
  2. pp. 140-156
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  1. Part IV: Broadening the Circle of Women's Activism
  2. p. 157
  1. 9. Women's Movements in Argentina: Tensions and Articulations
  2. pp. 159-174
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  1. 10. Advocating for Citizenship and Social Justice: Black Women Activists in Brazil
  2. pp. 175-186
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  1. 11. Itineraries of Latin American Lesbian Insubordination
  2. pp. 187-202
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  1. 12. Respect, Discrimination, and Violence: Indigenous Women in Ecuador, 1990–2007
  2. pp. 203-218
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  1. Part V: Shaping Public Policy with A Gender Perspective
  2. p. 219
  1. 13. Peace Begins at Home: Women’s Struggles Against Violence and State Actions in Costa Rica
  2. pp. 221-235
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  1. 14. New Challenges in Feminist Practice: The Women’s Institutes in Mexico
  2. pp. 236-254
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  1. 15. Women's Struggles for Rights in Venezuela: Opportunities and Challenges
  2. pp. 255-272
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  1. 16. Trickling Up, Down, and Sideways: Gender Policy and Political Opportunity in Brazil
  2. pp. 273-288
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  1. Part VI: The Politics of Scale
  2. p. 289
  1. 17. From Insurgency to Feminist Struggle: The Search for Social Justice, Democracy, and Equality Between Women and Men
  2. pp. 291-306
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  1. 18. The Latin American Network of Catolicas por el Derecho a Decidir
  2. pp. 307-318
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  1. 19. Constructing New Democratic Paradigms for Global Democracy: The Contribution of Feminisms
  2. pp. 319-334
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  1. Part VII: Concluding Considerations
  2. p. 335
  1. 20. Concluding Reflections: Renegotiating Gender in Latin America and the Caribbean
  2. pp. 337-351
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  1. Notes on Contributors
  2. pp. 353-357
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 359-375
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813549514
Related ISBN(s)
9780813547282
MARC Record
OCLC
646699469
Pages
400
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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