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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
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 2.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Women and Revolution: A Framework for Analysis 3
Ch. 2 Women and Revolution in Mozambique: A Luta Continua 33
Ch. 3 "This, too, is a Way of Fighting": Rural Women's Participation in Zimbabwe's Liberation War 62
Ch. 4 "Men in our Country Behave Like Chiefs": Women and the Angolan Revolution 89
Ch. 5 Women and Revolution in Vietnam 111
Ch. 6 Women and Revolution in China: The Sources of Constraints on Women's Emancipation 137
Ch. 7 Women and Revolution in South and North Korea 161
Ch. 8 Women and Revolution in Indonesia 192
Ch. 9 Revolution, Islamist Reaction, and Women in Afghanistan 211
Ch. 10 Women and Revolution in Yugoslavia (1945-1989) 236
Ch. 11 Sexuality and the Politics of Revolution in Iran 252
Ch. 12 Women, Revolution, and Israel 272
Ch. 13 Whose Honor? Whose Liberation? Women and the Reconstruction of Politics in Kuwait 297
Ch. 14 Women, Adamocracy, and the Bolivian Social Revolution 319
Ch. 15 Gender and the Mexican Revolution: The Intersection of Family, State, and Church 343
Ch. 16 Remaking the Public Sphere: Women and Revolution in Cuba 366
Ch. 17 Women and the Counter-Revolution in Chile 394
Ch. 18 Simultaneous Revolutions and Exits: A Semi-Skeptical Comment 415
Ch. 19 Women and Revolution: What Have We Learned? 426
Contributors 443
Index 445
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