Women in Latin America / Edition 1

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This interdisciplinary volume provides a historical and international framework for understanding the changing role of women in the political economy of Latin America and the Caribbean. The contributors challenge the traditional policies, goals, and effects of development, and examine such topics as colonialism and women's subordination; the links to economic, social, and political trends in North America; the gendered division of paid and unpaid work; differing economic structures, cultural and class patterns; women's organized resistance; and the relationship of gender to class, race, and ethnicity/nationality. \ \
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566392938
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.97 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I From Colonization to Development and Industrialization: Gender and the Economy
Ch. 1 Colonialism, Structural Subordination, and Empowerment: Women in the Development Process in Latin America and the Caribbean 15
Ch. 2 Gender, Industrialization, Transnational Corporations, and Development: An Overview of Trends and Patterns 37
Ch. 3 Feminist Inroads in the Study of Women's Work and Development 65
Ch. 4 Recasting Women in the Global Economy: Internationalization and Changing Definitions of Gender 99
Ch. 5 Gender, Industrialization, and Development in Puerto Rico 125
Pt. II Empowering Women: Individual, Household, and Collective Strategies
Ch. 6 Latin American Women in the World Capitalist Crisis 151
Ch. 7 Gender and Multiple Income Strategies in Rural Mexico: A Twenty-Year Perspective 167
Ch. 8 Gender, Microenterprise, Performance, and Power: Case Studies from the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Swaziland 194
Ch. 9 Women's Social Movements in Latin America 227
Ch. 10 Revolutionary Popular Feminism in Nicaragua: Ideologies, Political Transitions, and the Struggle for Autonomy 242
About the Editors and Contributors 273
Index 277
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