My Turn To Weepby Robin Ormes Quizar
Pub. Date: 03/30/1998
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Salvadoran refugee women tell their stories of escape from El Salvador during some of the worst years of civil unrest (1979-1981) and their subsequent adaptation to refugee life in Costa Rica. These storiescalled testimoniosare interwoven against the backdrop of their children's daycare center. The women's complex relationships with one another/i>… See more details below
Salvadoran refugee women tell their stories of escape from El Salvador during some of the worst years of civil unrest (1979-1981) and their subsequent adaptation to refugee life in Costa Rica. These storiescalled testimoniosare interwoven against the backdrop of their children's daycare center. The women's complex relationships with one another and the ambiguous nature of their interactions with the author as ethnographer are examined. The author's voice is used in the text to place the women in their historical and cultural context.
The daily lives and the testimonios of the refugees serve as an eloquent expression of the multidimensional feminism that has developed in Latin America. In contrast to mainstream feminism in the United States that focuses primarily on the power relationships between men and women, the concern of Latin American feminism is with power asymmetries in socioeconomic class, ethnicity, and religion, as well as gender. The women, whose daycare center is supported by international funding, rely on their cultural traditions to survive in the face of tragedy and oppression.
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Table of Contents
The Women Alone
María: Three Soldiers Raped Me…and I Was Eight Months Pregnant
Rita: They Invaded All the Resettlement Groups
Carmen: It Is My Turn To Weep
Mirabela: We, As Women,…Cannot Remain With Our Arms Crossed
Alicia: My Entire Family Fell Apart
Ligia: Exile Has Been a Kind of School
The Women Together
Carmen: This Is the Way We Can Collaborate For Now
Rita: I Only Wanted To Cry and Cry
Alicia: So We Go On Alone
Mirabela: Robin, When Will You Let Me Talk With You Again?
María: "Lady, I Thought You Were Stupid"
Rina: My Husband Abandoned Me…Just When I Needed Him Most
Carolina: Feeling Much Stronger Because We Were Together…
Ligia: There Are Limits As To What You Can Do
Alicia: For the Sake of Our Cause…
Epilogue: That Is the Way Life Is
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