Women and Revolution in Africa, Asia, and the New World / Edition 1

Women and Revolution in Africa, Asia, and the New World / Edition 1

by Mary Ann Tetreault
     
 

Women and Revolution in Africa, Asia, and the New World evaluates the effect of political upheaval on the way that women live and on the most basic of social organizations - the family. The contributors use a variety of theoretical approaches to analyze how women as a class have experienced specific twentieth-century revolutions. They identify the issues that prompted… See more details below

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Women and Revolution in Africa, Asia, and the New World evaluates the effect of political upheaval on the way that women live and on the most basic of social organizations - the family. The contributors use a variety of theoretical approaches to analyze how women as a class have experienced specific twentieth-century revolutions. They identify the issues that prompted women to participate in the struggles, the roles they played, the contributions they made, and their hopes for better lives for themselves as women in the post-revolutionary society. In some instances, gender issues were used to mobilize men in support of individuals and parties seeking political power in the new order, and in other cases, attempts by revolutionaries to spearhead changes in gender relations became focal points for counter-revolution. The contributors note why and how women themselves sometimes oppose changes in gender relations, and how that opposition affects post-revolutionary politics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570030161
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
11/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 2.80(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Women and Revolution: A Framework for Analysis3
Ch. 2Women and Revolution in Mozambique: A Luta Continua33
Ch. 3"This, too, is a Way of Fighting": Rural Women's Participation in Zimbabwe's Liberation War62
Ch. 4"Men in our Country Behave Like Chiefs": Women and the Angolan Revolution89
Ch. 5Women and Revolution in Vietnam111
Ch. 6Women and Revolution in China: The Sources of Constraints on Women's Emancipation137
Ch. 7Women and Revolution in South and North Korea161
Ch. 8Women and Revolution in Indonesia192
Ch. 9Revolution, Islamist Reaction, and Women in Afghanistan211
Ch. 10Women and Revolution in Yugoslavia (1945-1989)236
Ch. 11Sexuality and the Politics of Revolution in Iran252
Ch. 12Women, Revolution, and Israel272
Ch. 13Whose Honor? Whose Liberation? Women and the Reconstruction of Politics in Kuwait297
Ch. 14Women, Adamocracy, and the Bolivian Social Revolution319
Ch. 15Gender and the Mexican Revolution: The Intersection of Family, State, and Church343
Ch. 16Remaking the Public Sphere: Women and Revolution in Cuba366
Ch. 17Women and the Counter-Revolution in Chile394
Ch. 18Simultaneous Revolutions and Exits: A Semi-Skeptical Comment415
Ch. 19Women and Revolution: What Have We Learned?426
Contributors443
Index445

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