Women's Movements in International Perspective: Latin America and Beyond available in Hardcover
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The analysis of gender and political inequality, and the women's movements that have contested it, has concentrated on the West. In this wide-ranging reevaluation, incorporating development studies and political sociology, Maxine Molyneux redresses this balance by analysing Latin American women's movements within liberal, authoritarian and revolutionary states. These studies of Argentina, Nicaragua and Cuba, alongside comparative discussions of socialism, women's movements and citizenship, examine the complex, and persistent, interaction of states and women's movements, and the diversity of responses engendered.
About the Author
Maxine Molyneux is Professor of Sociology at the Institute of the Americas at University College London, UK.
Table of ContentsIntroduction No God, No Boss, No Husband! Anarchist Feminism in Nineteenth-Century Argentina Mobilisation without Emancipation? Women's Interests, the State and Revolution in Nicaragua The Politics of Abortion in Nicaragua: Revolutionary Pragmatism or Feminism in the Realm of Necessity? State, Gender and Institutional Change: The Federacion de Mujeres Cubanas State Socialism and Women's Emancipation: A Continuing Retrospective Analysing Women's Movements Gender and Citizenship in Latin America: Historical and Contemporary Issues Bibliography Index