In this Book

summary
"An exciting study that reveals the complexity of women's multiple political projects, as well as the importance of feminism--widely defined--as a powerful political force."--Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney, author of The Politics of Motherhood "An engaging overview of the role played by women in supporting and contesting authoritarian regimes in the twentieth-century Dominican Republic."--Nicola Foote, coeditor of Immigration and National Identities in Latin America "Tells the very important story of women's participation in Dominican. It will quickly become a classic in the field of Latin American women's history."--Victoria González-Rivera, author of Before the Revolution

From the rise of dictator Rafael Trujillo in the early 1930s through the twelve-year rule of his successor Joaquín Balaguer in the 1960s and 1970s, women are frequently absent or erased from public political narratives in the Dominican Republic. The Paradox of Paternalism shows how women proved themselves as skilled, networked, and non-threatening agents, becoming indispensable to a carefully orchestrated national and international reputation. They garnered concrete political gains like suffrage and paved the way for their continued engagement with the politics of the Dominican state through intense periods of authoritarianism and transition.

In this volume, Elizabeth Manley explains how women activists from across the political spectrum engaged with the state by working within both authoritarian regimes and inter-American networks, founding modern Dominican feminism, and contributing to the rise of twentieth-century women's liberation movements in the Global South.

Elizabeth S. Manley is associate professor of history at Xavier University of Louisiana. A volume in the series Latin American and Caribbean Arts and Culture, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright, Series Info
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. List of Figures
  2. p. viii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xiv
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. xv-xvi
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Introduction: Gendering the History of Dictatorship and Transnational Politics
  2. pp. 1-28
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 1. Advocating Suffrage and Sovereignty: Pan-American Feminism and the Rise of the Trujillato, 1922–1942
  2. pp. 29-60
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 2. Defending the Home against the Chaos of Communism: Women, Regime Politics, and the Cold War, 1942–1961
  2. pp. 61-92
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 3. Intimate Violations: Gender, Family, and the Ajusticiamiento of Trujillo, 1944–1961
  2. pp. 93-120
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 4. Neither Russia nor the United States: Women and the Search for Legitimate Democracy, 1961–1965
  2. pp. 121-155
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 5. First to Liberate Women’s Lib: Negotiating the Politics of Mediation during Balaguer’s Doce Años, 1966–1978
  2. pp. 156-189
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 6. Sangre sin Revolución: The Gendered Politics of Opposition through the Doce Años
  2. pp. 190-218
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Epilogue: International Women’s Year and Dominican Transnational Feminism under Authoritarianism
  2. pp. 219-242
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Notes
  2. pp. 243-290
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 291-310
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Index
  2. pp. 311-319
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. About the Author
  2. restricted access Download |

Additional Information

ISBN
9780813052755
MARC Record
OCLC
976434024
Pages
336
Launched on MUSE
2017-03-28
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.