Revolutionizing Motherhood / Edition 1

Revolutionizing Motherhood / Edition 1

by Marguerite Guzman Bouvard
     
 

Revolutionizing Motherhood examines one of the most astonishing human rights movements of recent years. During the Argentine junta's Dirty War against subversives, as tens of thousands were abducted, tortured, and disappeared, a group of women forged the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo and changed Argentine politics forever. The Mothers began in the 1970s as an

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Revolutionizing Motherhood examines one of the most astonishing human rights movements of recent years. During the Argentine junta's Dirty War against subversives, as tens of thousands were abducted, tortured, and disappeared, a group of women forged the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo and changed Argentine politics forever. The Mothers began in the 1970s as an informal group of working-class housewives making the rounds of prisons and military barracks in search of their disappeared children. As they realized that both state and church officials were conspiring to withhold information, they started to protest, claiming the administrative center of Argentina the Plaza de Mayo for their center stage. In this volume, Marguerite G. Bouvard traces the history of the Mothers and examines how they have transformed maternity from a passive, domestic role to one of public strength. Bouvard also gives a detailed history of contemporary Argentina, including the military's debacle in the Falklands, the fall of the junta, and the efforts of subsequent governments to reach an accord with the Mothers. Finally, she examines their current agenda and their continuing struggle to bring the murderers of their children to justice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780842024877
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Latin American Silhouettes Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
278
Sales rank:
1,100,391
Product dimensions:
6.11(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction. The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo1
Ch. 1The Dirty War19
Ch. 2The Politics of Violence and Terror47
Ch. 3The Mothers Come Together65
Ch. 4Resistance Mounts93
Ch. 5The Junta Falls115
Ch. 6Speaking Truth to Power129
Ch. 7Socializing Maternity175
Ch. 8Revolutionary Mothers195
Ch. 9A New Model in the Struggle for Human Rights219
Ch. 10Taking Space: Women and Political Power241
Bibliography261
Index269

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