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Labeled “Amazons” by the national press, women played a central role in the Huk rebellion, one of the most significant peasant-based revolutions in modern Philippine history. As spies, organizers, nurses, couriers, soldiers, and even military commanders, women worked closely with men to resist first Japanese occupation and later, after WWII, to challenge the new Philippine republic. But in the midst of the uncertainty and violence of rebellion, these women also pursued personal lives, falling in love, becoming pregnant, and raising families, often with their male comrades-in-arms.
    Drawing on interviews with over one hundred veterans of the movement, Vina A. Lanzona explores the Huk rebellion from the intimate and collective experiences of its female participants, demonstrating how their presence, and the complex questions of gender, family, and sexuality they provoked, ultimately shaped the nature of the revolutionary struggle.
 
 
Winner, Kenneth W. Baldridge Prize for the Best History Book written by a resident of Hawaii, sponsored by Brigham Young University-Hawaii

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. -
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xvi
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. xvii- xviii
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  1. Introduction: Capturing the Huk Amazons
  2. pp. 3-20
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  1. 1 Women at War: Huk Women and the Japanese Occupation
  2. pp. 21-75
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  1. 2 Comrades in Arms: Huk Women, Nationalism, and Communist Revolution
  2. pp. 76-120
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  1. 3 Women on Top: Amazons and Leaders in the Huk Movement
  2. pp. 121-180
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  1. 4 Love and Sex in the Time of Revolution:Men-Women Relations in the Huk Movement
  2. pp. 181-249
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  1. 5 Amazons in the Unfinished Revolution
  2. pp. 250-272
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  1. Appendix 1. Politburo Exhibit I-38:“Marriage Contract”
  2. pp. 273-274
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  1. Appendix 2. Politburo Exhibit I-15:“The Revolutionary Solution of the Sex Problem”
  2. pp. 275-280
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 281-334
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 335-362
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 363- 370
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780299230937
Related ISBN
9780299230944
MARC Record
OCLC
609156761
Pages
370
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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