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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415945561
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/22/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction 1
Box 1: The Revolutionary Women's Law 23
I Poverty, Discrimination, and Violence: Women's Experiences and Responses
1 Overview 31
Box 2: Socio-economic Conditions in Chiapas 36
2 Juana's Story 37
3 Actions Speak Louder than Words: Indigenous Women and Gendered Resistance in the Wake of Acteal 47
4 The Birth of Guadalupe 67
5 Indigenous Children: We Are Not to Blame 71
6 "I Made Myself from Nothing": Women and Sex Work in Urban Chiapas 81
7 Letter from a Peace Camp 99
II Religious Change and Women's Empowerment
8 Overview 107
9 Living Their Faith in Troubled Times: Two Catholic Women 113
10 Demanding Their Dignity as Daughters of God: Catholic Women and Human Rights 131
11 Today, the Women 147
12 Irene: A Catholic Woman in Oxchuc 149
13 Prayer for Carly 155
14 Protestantism and Family Dynamics in an Indigenous Community of Highland Chiapas 161
15 Women's Empowerment through Religious Change in Tenejapa 171
III Women Organizing for Social Change
16 Overview 193
17 Contemporary Women's Movements in Chiapas 197
18 J'pas Joloviletik-Jolom Mayatik-K'inal Antzetik: An Organizational Experience of Indigenous and Mestiza Women 207
19 Companeras 219
20 Learning Everything I Can about Freedom: Testimony of a Social Worker and Popular Educator 221
21 Song for International Women's Day, March 8, 1997 229
22 Hacia la Autonomia: Zapatista Women Developing a New World 231
Bibliography 253
Contributors 265
Glossary 269
Index 273
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2004

    Powerful Portrait of Political/Social Struggle

    Christine Eber and Christine Kovic, who both teach anthropology at the university level, tell us that their book 'highlight[s] the concerns, visions, and struggles of women in Chiapas, Mexico.' Specifically, the editors intend to 'deepen the awareness of these conditions by exploring several issues that have taken center stage: poverty, discrimination, and violence; religious change and women's empowerment; and women organizing for social change.' Relying not only on scholarly articles from experts in the field, the editors also include first person accounts in the form of narratives, poetry, song lyrics and even a short play. This important and accessible book fulfills the editors' goal of deepening our awareness of the women of Chiapas thanks in large part to the words of these very same women. I highly recommend this book.

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