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Women's Activism in Latin America and the Caribbean: Engendering Social Justice, Democratizing Citizenship
edited by Elizabeth Maier and Nathalie Lebon
contributions by Gina Maldonado, Montserrat Sagot, Maria TarrTs, Cathy Rakowski, Morena Herrera, Marysa Navarro, Maria Mejia, Alice Col=n, Sara Poggio, Helen Safa, Marta Sarmiento, Graciela Di Marco, Karen Kampwirth, Myriam Merlet, Ana Carrillo, Norma Chinchilla, Gioconda Espina, Fiona Macaulay, Virginia Vargas, Kia Lilly Caldwell, Elizabeth Maier, Norma Mogrovejo, Mercedes Prieto, Andrea Peque±o, Alejandra Flores and Clorinda Cominao
foreword by Sonia Alvarez
Rutgers University Press, 2010
eISBN: 978-0-8135-8358-7 | Paper: 978-0-8135-4729-9 | Cloth: 978-0-8135-4728-2
Library of Congress Classification HQ1236.5.L37W665 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 320.98082


Women's Activism in Latin America and the Caribbean brings together a group of interdisciplinary scholars who analyze and document the diversity, vibrancy, and effectiveness of women's experiences and organizing in Latin America and the Caribbean during the past four decades. Most of the expressions of collective agency are analyzed in this book within the context of the neoliberal model of globalization that has seriously affected most Latin American and Caribbean women's lives in multiple ways. Contributors explore the emergence of the area's feminist movement, dictatorships of the 1970s, the Central American uprisings, the urban, grassroots organizing for better living conditions, and finally, the turn toward public policy and formal political involvement and the alternative globalization movement. 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.

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