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Feminism and the Legacy of Revolution Nicaragua, el Salvador, Chiapas

ISBN-10: 0896802396
ISBN-13: 9780896802391
Edition: 2004
Authors: Karen Kampwirth
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publication date: 9/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

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.

Preface and Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction. From Feminine Guerrillas to Feminist Revolutionaries
"Building the New Fatherland, We Create the New Woman": Gender Politics in Sandinista Nicaragua
Reacting to the Revolution: Feminist and Antifeminist Politics in Post-Sandinista Nicaragua
Feminists Break Away in El Salvador
Conquering the Space That Is Ours: Women, Civil Society, and the Zapatista Rebellion
Feminism and Revolutionary Movements in Comparative Perspective
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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