Women and the Cuban Insurrection: How Gender Shaped Castro's Victory

Women and the Cuban Insurrection: How Gender Shaped Castro's Victory

by Lorraine Bayard de Volo


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781316630846
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/01/2018
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Lorraine Bayard de Volo is chair and Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Previously the director of the Latin American Studies Center at her university, her fieldwork in Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua, and the United States centers on gender and war, revolution, political and sexual violence, and social movements. She is author of Mothers of Heroes and Martyrs: Gender Identity Politics in Nicaragua, 1979-1999 (2001).

Table of Contents

1. Revolution retold: what a gender lens tells us about the Cuban insurrection; 2. 'How can men tire when women are tireless': women rebels before Moncada; 3. A movement is born: military defeat and political victory at Moncada; 4. Abeyance and resurgence: sustaining rebellion in prison and exile; 5. Gendered rebels: barriers and privileges; 6. War stories celebrated and silenced: tactical femininity, bombing, and sexual assault in the urban underground; 7. 'Stop the murders of our children': mothers and the battle for hearts and minds; 8. Gendered rebels: the Guerrilla war of ideas; 9. Women noncombatants: multiple paths and contributions; 10. Las Marianas: even the women in arms; 11. Past is prologue: victory and consolidation.

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