Women of Chiapas: Making History in Times of Struggle and Hope / Edition 1

Women of Chiapas: Making History in Times of Struggle and Hope / Edition 1

by Christine Eber
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415945569

ISBN-13: 9780415945561

Pub. Date: 08/22/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book presents the concerns, visions and struggles on women in Chipas, Mexico in the context of the uprising of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN). The book is organized around three issues that have taken center state in women's recent struggles-structural violence and armed conflict; religion and empowerment and women's organizing.  See more details below

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This book presents the concerns, visions and struggles on women in Chipas, Mexico in the context of the uprising of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN). The book is organized around three issues that have taken center state in women's recent struggles-structural violence and armed conflict; religion and empowerment and women's organizing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415945561
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/22/2003
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction1
Box 1: The Revolutionary Women's Law23
IPoverty, Discrimination, and Violence: Women's Experiences and Responses
1Overview31
Box 2: Socio-economic Conditions in Chiapas36
2Juana's Story37
3Actions Speak Louder than Words: Indigenous Women and Gendered Resistance in the Wake of Acteal47
4The Birth of Guadalupe67
5Indigenous Children: We Are Not to Blame71
6"I Made Myself from Nothing": Women and Sex Work in Urban Chiapas81
7Letter from a Peace Camp99
IIReligious Change and Women's Empowerment
8Overview107
9Living Their Faith in Troubled Times: Two Catholic Women113
10Demanding Their Dignity as Daughters of God: Catholic Women and Human Rights131
11Today, the Women147
12Irene: A Catholic Woman in Oxchuc149
13Prayer for Carly155
14Protestantism and Family Dynamics in an Indigenous Community of Highland Chiapas161
15Women's Empowerment through Religious Change in Tenejapa171
IIIWomen Organizing for Social Change
16Overview193
17Contemporary Women's Movements in Chiapas197
18J'pas Joloviletik-Jolom Mayatik-K'inal Antzetik: An Organizational Experience of Indigenous and Mestiza Women207
19Companeras219
20Learning Everything I Can about Freedom: Testimony of a Social Worker and Popular Educator221
21Song for International Women's Day, March 8, 1997229
22Hacia la Autonomia: Zapatista Women Developing a New World231
Bibliography253
Contributors265
Glossary269
Index273

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