Women's Activism And Feminist Agency In Mozambique And Nicaragua

Women's Activism And Feminist Agency In Mozambique And Nicaragua

by Jennifer Leigh Disney

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592138296
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 12/28/2009
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Leigh Disney is Associate Professor of Political Science at Winthrop University. She received the American Political Science Association Women and Politics Best Dissertation Award.

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Tables 
Preface 
Acknowledgements 
List of Acronyms 
1. "Women Must Occupy and Give Themselves the Place They Deserve" 
Women's Activism and Feminist Agency in Mozambique and Nicaragua 
2. "After Acknowledging Differences, We Must Also See What We Have in Common" 
Feminist Contestations and Commonalities across First World/Third World, African, and Latin American Divides 
3. "Doing a Revolution Doesn't Stop You from Being Machista" 
The Birth of Revolutionary Women's Organizations and the Limits of Marxism-Leninism in Mozambique and Nicaragua 
4. "Women are Not Cows—We Are Active Agents of History" 
Autonomy Struggles Emerge in Mozambique and Nicaragua 
5. "The Oppressed Woman Is Easier to Deal With" 
Political Participation, Legal Reforms, and Cultural Constraints in Mozambique and Nicaragua 
6. "I Can Do Anything a Man Can Do" 
Military Participation, Economic Production, and Women's Emancipation in Mozambique and Nicaragua 
7. "There Are No Alternatives: Is This Really Democracy?" 
Democratization and Civil Society in Mozambique and Nicaragua 
8. "Partners in the Home, at Work, and on the Street" 
The Contemporary Women's Movements and Emergent Feminisms in Mozambique and Nicaragua 
Appendix 
Notes 
Bibliography 
Index

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