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Women's Movements in International Perspective
Latin America and Beyond
 
 
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06 Dec 2000
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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.


Description

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.


Reviews

This is an important book about big concepts-political interests, social activism in authoritarian states, revolution, and democracy. Choice


Contents

Introduction
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


Authors

MAXINE MOLYNEUX is a professor of Sociology and the director of the Institute of the Americas at University College London (www.ucl.ac.uk/americas). Her publications include Women's Movements in International Perspective: Latin America and Beyond; Gender Justice, Development and Rights (ed. with S. Razavi); The Politics of Rights: Dilemmas for Feminist Praxis (ed. with Andrea Corwall); Gender and the Politics of Rights and Democracy in Latin America (ed. with N. Craske); and The Hidden Histories of Gender and the State in Latin America (ed. with E. Dore).