Rereading Women in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Political Economy of Gender (Latin American Perspectives in the Classroom)

Rereading Women in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Political Economy of Gender (Latin American Perspectives in the Classroom)

By: Jennifer Abbassi (editor), Sheryl L. Lutjens (editor)Hardback

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Description

This indispensable text reader provides a broad-ranging and thoughtfully organized feminist introduction to the ongoing controversies of development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Designed for use in a variety of college courses, the volume collects an influential group of essays first published in Latin American Perspectives. Each part is organized into thematic sections that focus on work, politics, and culture, and each includes substantive introductions that identify key issues in the scholarly literature on women and gender in the region. Demonstrating the rich, multidisciplinary nature of Latin American studies, these essays promote critical thinking about women's place and power, about theory and research strategies, and about contemporary economic, political, and social conditions. They convincingly show why women have become an increasingly important subject of research, acknowledge their gains and struggles over time, and explore the contributions that feminist theory has made toward the recognition of gender as a relevant-indeed essential-category for analyzing the political economy of development.

About Author

Jennifer Abbassi is associate professor of political science and chair of the International Studies program at Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Sheryl L. Lutjens is professor and director of the Women's Studies Program at California State University, San Marcos.

Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Theory, Themes and the Realities of Gender in Latin America Part 2 Women, Work, and Development Chapter 3 Introduction to Part I: Selections from "Women, Development, and Anthropological Facts and Fictions," by Eleanor Leacock ; Selections from "Approaches to Understanding the Position of Women in the Informal Sector," by Tamar Diana Wilson Chapter 4 Economic Restructuring and Gender Subordination Chapter 5 The Urban Family and Poverty in Latin America Chapter 6 The Myth of Being 'Like a Daughter' Chapter 7 Women in Mexico's Popular Movements: Survival Strategies against Ecological and Economic Impoverishment Chapter 8 Caribbean Transnationalism As a Gendered Process Part 9 Politics, Policies, and the State Chapter 10 Introduction to Part II: Selection from "Mobilizing Women: Revolution in the Revolution," by Norma Stoltz Chinchilla; Selection from "Gender Equality in the Salvadoran Transition," by Ilja A. Luciak Chapter 11 Chilean Women's Organizations and Their Potential for Change Chapter 12 El Comite de Amas de Casa de Siglo XX: An Organizational Experience of Bolivian Women Chapter 13 The Mother of the Nicaraguans: Dona Violeta and the UNO's Gender Agenda Chapter 14 Constructing and Negotiating Gender in Women's Police Stations in Brazil Chapter 15 Reading Between the Lines: Women, the State, and Rectification in Cuba Chapter 16 Seeking Our Own Food: Indigenous Women's Power and Autonomy in San Pedro, Chenalho, Chiapas (1980-1998) Part 17 Culture, History, and Feminisms Chapter 18 Introduction to Part III: Selections from "Women, Class, and Education in Mexico, 1880-1928," by Mary K. Vaughan; Selections from "Reclaiming Voices: Notice On a New Female Practice in Journalism," by Margaret Randall Chapter 19 Story Without Words: Women and the Creation of a Mestizo People in Guayaquil, 1820-1835 Chapter 20 Brazilian Women in Exile: The Quest for an Identity Chapter 21 Remembering the Dead: Latin American Women's "Testimonial" Discourse Chapter 22 Roger Sanchez's 'Humor Erotico' and the Semana Cronica: A Sexual Revolution in Sandinista Nicaragua? Chapter 23 Evita: The Globalization of a National Myth Chapter 24 Annotated Index of Articles on Women and Gender in Latin American Perspectives

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742510746
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780742510746
  • weight: 653
  • ISBN10: 0742510743

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