Revolutionary Women in Postrevolutionary Mexico / Edition 1 by Jocelyn H. Olcott | 9780822336655 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Revolutionary Women in Postrevolutionary Mexico / Edition 1

Revolutionary Women in Postrevolutionary Mexico / Edition 1

by Jocelyn H. Olcott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822336650

ISBN-13: 9780822336655

Pub. Date: 01/17/2006

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Revolutionary Women in Postrevolutionary Mexico is an empirically rich history of women’s political organizing during a critical stage of regime consolidation. Rebutting the image of Mexican women as conservative and antirevolutionary, Jocelyn Olcott shows women activists challenging prevailing beliefs about the masculine foundations of citizenship.

Overview

Revolutionary Women in Postrevolutionary Mexico is an empirically rich history of women’s political organizing during a critical stage of regime consolidation. Rebutting the image of Mexican women as conservative and antirevolutionary, Jocelyn Olcott shows women activists challenging prevailing beliefs about the masculine foundations of citizenship. Piecing together material from national and regional archives, popular journalism, and oral histories, Olcott examines how women inhabited the conventionally manly role of citizen by weaving together its quotidian and formal traditions, drawing strategies from local political struggles and competing gender ideologies.

Olcott demonstrates an extraordinary grasp of the complexity of postrevolutionary Mexican politics, exploring the goals and outcomes of women’s organizing in Mexico City and the port city of Acapulco as well as in three rural locations: the southeastern state of Yucatán, the central state of Michoacán, and the northern region of the Comarca Lagunera. Combining the strengths of national and regional approaches, this comparative perspective sets in relief the specificities of citizenship as a lived experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822336655
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
01/17/2006
Series:
Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction. The Daughters of La Malinche: Gender and Revolutionary Citizenship 1

1. “A Right to Struggle”: Revolutionary Citizenship and the Birth of Mexican Feminism 27

2. Laboratory of Cardenismo: Constructing Michoacán’s Postrevolutionary Edifice 60

3. Educators and Organizers: Populating the National Women’s Movement 93

4. “All the Benefits of the Revolution”: Labor and Citizenship in the Comarca Lagunera 123

5. “Her Dignity as a Woman and Her Sovereignty as Citizen”: Claiming Revolutionary Citizenship 159

6. “All Are Avowed Socialists”: Political Conflict and Women’s Organizing in Yucatán 201

Conclusions and Epilogue: The Death of Cardenismo 232

Notes 245

Bibliography 287

Index 321

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