Women's Movements in International Perspective: Latin America and Beyond

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Palgrave Macmillan, Mar 7, 2001 - Political Science - 244 pages
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Until now, the analysis of gender and political inequality, and of the women's movements that have contested it, has concentrated on the West. In this wide-ranging re-evaluation, incorporating development studies and political sociology, Maxine Molyneux redresses this balance by analyzing 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.

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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).