Feminism And The Legacy Of Revolution

Author: Karen Kampwirth
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0896804402
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Feminism And The Legacy Of Revolution from the Author: Karen Kampwirth. In many Latin American countries, guerrilla struggle and feminism have been linked in surprising ways. Women were mobilized by the thousands to promote revolutionary agendas that had little to do with increasing gender equality. They ended up creating a uniquely Latin American version of feminism that combined revolutionary goals of economic equality and social justice with typically feminist aims of equality, nonviolence, and reproductive rights. Drawing on more than two hundred interviews with women in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and the Mexican state of Chiapas, Karen Kampwirth tells the story of how the guerrilla wars led to the rise of feminism, why certain women became feminists, and what sorts of feminist movements they built. Feminism and the Legacy of Revolution: Nicaragua, El Salvador, Chiapas explores how the violent politics of guerrilla struggle could be related to the peaceful politics of feminism. It considers the gains, losses, and internal conflicts within revolutionary women's organizations. Feminism and the Legacy of Revolution challenges old assumptions regarding revolutionary movements and the legacy of those movements for the politics of daily life. It will appeal to a broad, interdisciplinary audience in political science, sociology, anthropology, women's studies, and Latin American studies as well as to general readers with an interest in international feminism.

Come Hell Or High Water

Author: Tine Destrooper
Publisher: Studies in Critical Social Science
ISBN: 9781608464883
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Come Hell Or High Water from the Author: Tine Destrooper. In Come Hell or High Water: Feminism and the Legacy of Armed Conflict in Central America, Tine Destrooper analyses the political projects of feminist activists in light of their experience as former revolutionaries. She compares the Guatemalan and Nicaraguan experience to underline the importance of ethnicity for women's activism during and after the civil conflict. The book combines a micro- and macro-level analysis to present a sound understanding of post-conflict women's activism.

Gender And Populism In Latin America

Author: Karen Kampwirth
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271037105
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Gender And Populism In Latin America from the Author: Karen Kampwirth. "Analyzes populist movements in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, and Venezuela from a gender perspective. Considers the role of masculinity and femininity in populist leadership, the impact of populism on democracy and feminism, and women's critical roles as followers of these leaders"--Provided by publisher.

Women Of The Revolution

Author: Kira Cochrane
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0852652275
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Women Of The Revolution from the Author: Kira Cochrane. Presents a collection of articles by and interviews of leading figures of the feminist movement that have appeared in the Guardian newspaper.

Social Movements In Politics

Author: C. Zirakzadeh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 140398333X
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Social Movements In Politics from the Author: C. Zirakzadeh. In this book, Zirakzadeh examines different types of social movements, from the Greens in Germany to the Shining Path in Peru. The book concludes with a juxtaposition of the three major theoretical approaches and historical findings and proposes a fourth theoretical approach emphasizing factional conflict and reconciliation.

Marking Feminist Times

Author: Margaret Henderson
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039108473
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Marking Feminist Times from the Author: Margaret Henderson. With its challenge to nearly every facet of Australian society and culture, the Australian women's movement has achieved much in a short period of time. And it has attracted controversy: fiery denunciation and equally passionate loyalty. This book explores how such a revolutionary social movement remembers its past. The women's movement has always recognised the political importance of history, narrative, and language to changing the way we think, and hence to changing the world. How then does feminism mark its own past times, and what stories does it tell of the campaigns, struggles, defeats, victories, and activists? What is remembered and what is forgotten? How do its narratives of its recent history counter those told by the mainstream culture? By reading novels, film, television, autobiographies, newspaper and magazine articles, and academic histories "Marking Feminist Times" traces the making of a feminist collective memory: the reasons for its emergence, the shapes taken, and the narratives that recur. And in so doing, this book reveals a feminist collective memory haunted by the early loss of an authentically revolutionary movement.

A Feminist Legacy The Ethics Of Wilma Scott Heide And Company

Author: Eleanor Humes Haney
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483533859
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A Feminist Legacy The Ethics Of Wilma Scott Heide And Company from the Author: Eleanor Humes Haney. "A Feminist Legacy" is a historically significant "ethics as story" account of the life of Wilma Scott Heide, one of the founding mothers of the 2nd wave of feminism, 3rd President of the National Organization for Women (NOW), humorist and scholar. From extensive interviews, letters and published and unpublished papers, Haney traces the vision and activism of Wilma and her company of friends and colleagues. The story spans Wilma's first kindergarten protest, her challenges to her nursing etchers and peers, her civil rights activism of the 50's and 60's, her presidency of NOW, and her peace activism of the 80's. This is an inspiring story of a vision that is possible based on an ethic of freedom, humaneness, and personal and political excellence. Eleanor Humes Haney (1931-1999) earned her PhD in theological ethics from Yale University. She taught in Virginia, Minnesota and Maine, and served as consultant on issues in theology, feminism and ethics. She was involved in a Feminist Spiritual Community and had an abiding commitment to social and economic justice. The Eleanor Humes Haney Fund was established in her memory to provide grants for social justice and peace projects.

After Revolution

Author: Florence E. Babb
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292709003
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After Revolution from the Author: Florence E. Babb. Nicaragua's Sandinista revolution (1979-1990) initiated a broad program of social transformation to improve the situation of the working class and poor, women, and other non-elite groups through agrarian reform, restructured urban employment, and wide access to health care, education, and social services. This book explores how Nicaragua's least powerful citizens have fared in the years since the Sandinista revolution, as neoliberal governments have rolled back these state-supported reforms and introduced measures to promote the development of a market-driven economy. Drawing on ethnographic research conducted throughout the 1990s, Florence Babb describes the negative consequences that have followed the return to a capitalist path, especially for women and low-income citizens. In addition, she charts the growth of women's and other social movements (neighborhood, lesbian and gay, indigenous, youth, peace, and environmental) that have taken advantage of new openings for political mobilization. Her ethnographic portraits of a low-income barrio and of women's craft cooperatives powerfully link local, cultural responses to national and global processes.

Before The Revolution

Author: Victoria González-Rivera
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271068027
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Before The Revolution from the Author: Victoria González-Rivera. Those who survived the brutal dictatorship of the Somoza family have tended to portray the rise of the women’s movement and feminist activism as part of the overall story of the anti-Somoza resistance. But this depiction of heroic struggle obscures a much more complicated history. As Victoria González-Rivera reveals in this book, some Nicaraguan women expressed early interest in eliminating the tyranny of male domination, and this interest grew into full-fledged campaigns for female suffrage and access to education by the 1880s. By the 1920s a feminist movement had emerged among urban, middle-class women, and it lasted for two more decades until it was eclipsed in the 1950s by a nonfeminist movement of mainly Catholic, urban, middle-class and working-class women who supported the liberal, populist, patron-clientelistic regime of the Somozas in return for the right to vote and various economic, educational, and political opportunities. Counterintuitively, it was actually the Somozas who encouraged women's participation in the public sphere (as long as they remained loyal Somocistas). Their opponents, the Sandinistas and Conservatives, often appealed to women through their maternal identity. What emerges from this fine-grained analysis is a picture of a much more complex political landscape than that portrayed by the simplifying myths of current Nicaraguan historiography, and we can now see why and how the Somoza dictatorship did not endure by dint of fear and compulsion alone.

French Feminism In The 19th Century

Author: Claire Goldberg Moses
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780873958592
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French Feminism In The 19th Century from the Author: Claire Goldberg Moses. Histories of France have erased the feminist presence from nineteenth-century political life and the feminist impact from the changes that affected the lives of the French. Now, French Feminism in the Nineteenth Century completes the history books by restoring this missing and vital chapter of French history. The book recounts the turbulent story of nineteenth-century French feminism, placing it in the context of the general political events that influenced its development. It also examines feminist thought and activities, using the very words of the women themselves in books, newspapers, pamphlets, memoirs, diaries, speeches, and letters. Featured is a wealth of previously unpublished personal letters written by Saint-Simonian women. These engrossing documents reveal the nuances of changing consciousness and show how it led to an autonomous women s movement. Also explored are the relationships between feminist ideology and women s actual status legal, social, and economic during the century. Both bourgeois and working-class women are surveyed. Beginning with a general survey of feminism in France, the book provides historical context and clarifies the later vicissitudes of the condition feminine. "