Book Synopsis Women, Culture, and Politics in Latin America by : Seminar on Feminism & Culture in Latin America
Download or read book Women, Culture, and Politics in Latin America by Seminar on Feminism & Culture in Latin America and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1992-02-25 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. The result of a collaboration among eight women scholars, this collection examines the history of women’s participation in literary, journalistic, educational, and political activity in Latin American history, with special attention to the first half of this century.
Book Synopsis Rereading Women in Latin America and the Caribbean by : Jennifer Abbassi
Download or read book Rereading Women in Latin America and the Caribbean by Jennifer Abbassi and published by Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated. This book was released on 2002 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. 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--a theoretical and scholarly journal focused on the political economy of capitalism, imperialism, and socialism in the Americas. The reader is organized into thematic sections that focus on work, politics, and culture, and each section includes substantive introductions that identify key issues, trends, and debates in the scholarly literature on women and gender in the region. Demonstrating the rich and multidisciplinary nature of Latin American studies, this collection of timely, empirical studies promotes critical thinking about women's place and power; about theory and research strategies; and about contemporary economic, political, and social conditions in Latin America and the Caribbean. Valuable as both a supplementary or primary text, Rereading Women makes a convincing claim for a materialist feminist analysis. It convincingly shows why women have become an increasingly important subject of research, acknowledges their gains and struggles over time, and explores 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.
Book Synopsis The Politics of Women's Education by : Jill K. Conway
Download or read book The Politics of Women's Education by Jill K. Conway and published by . This book was released on 1993 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Third World women and men discuss efforts to improve the position of women through education
Book Synopsis Latin American Women and the Search for Social Justice by : Francesca Miller
Download or read book Latin American Women and the Search for Social Justice by Francesca Miller and published by UPNE. This book was released on 1991 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. A clear and detailed study of Latin American women’s history from the late nineteenth century to the present.
Book Synopsis Capital, Power, and Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean by : Richard L. Harris
Download or read book Capital, Power, and Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean by Richard L. Harris and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 2008-01-28 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Comprehensive and interdisciplinary, the thoroughly updated and revised second edition of Capital, Power, and Inequality in Latin America is an engaging critical analysis of the major political, economic, social, and ecological conditions in Latin America and the Caribbean. Expert chapter authors describe and analyze the economies and trading relations, politics and state policies, social inequalities and social injustices, indigenous communities, gender relations, influence of religion, wide array of social movements, and social ecology of the societies in this important region of the world.
Book Synopsis Capital, Power, And Inequality In Latin America by : Sandor Halebsky
Download or read book Capital, Power, And Inequality In Latin America by Sandor Halebsky and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-10-08 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Over the last two decades, economic, political, and social life in Latin America has been transformed by the region’s accelerated integration into the global economy. Although this transformation has tended to exacerbate various inequities, new forms of popular expression and action challenging the contemporary structures of capital and power have also developed. This volume is a comprehensive, genuinely comparative text on contemporary Latin America. In it, an international group of contributors offer multidimensional analyses of the historical context, contemporary character, and future direction of rural transformation, urbanization, economic restructuring, and the transition to political democracy. In addition, individual essays address the changing role of women, the influence of religion, the growth of new social movements, the struggles of indigenous peoples, and ecological issues. Finally, the book examines the influence of U.S. policy and of regionalization and globalization on the Latin American states. Sandor Halebsky is professor of sociology at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He coedited Cuba in Transition: Crisis and Transformation (Westview, 1992). Richard L. Harris is chair of the faculty at Golden Gate University in Monterey, California. He is one of the coordinating editors of the journal Latin American Perspectives and the author of Marxism, Socialism, and Democracy in Latin America (Westview, 1992).
Book Synopsis Women, Travel, and Science in Nineteenth-Century Americas by : Nina Gerassi-Navarro
Download or read book Women, Travel, and Science in Nineteenth-Century Americas by Nina Gerassi-Navarro and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-11-15 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. This book offers a new and insightful look at the interconnections between the United States, Brazil and Mexico during the nineteenth century. Gerassi-Navarro brings together U.S. and Latin American Studies with her analysis of the travel narratives of Frances Calderón de la Barca and Elizabeth Cary Agassiz. Inspired by the writings of Alexander von Humboldt these women, in their travels, expand his views on the tropics to include a social dimension to their observations on nature, culture, race, and progress in Brazil and Mexico. Highlighting the role of women as a new kind of observer as well as the complexity of connections between the United States and Latin America, Gerassi-Navarro interweaves science, politics, and aesthetics in new transnational frameworks.
Book Synopsis Latin American Women Filmmakers by : Deborah Martin
Download or read book Latin American Women Filmmakers by Deborah Martin and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-03-23 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Latin American women filmmakers have achieved unprecedented international prominence in recent years. Notably political in their approach, figures such as Lucrecia Martel, Claudia Llosa and Bertha Navarro have created innovative and often challenging films, enjoying global acclaim from critics and festival audiences alike. They undeniably mark a 'moment' for Latin American cinema.Bringing together distinguished scholars in the field - and prefaced by B. Ruby Rich - this is a much-needed account and analysis of the rise of female-led film in Latin America. Chapters detail the collaboration that characterises Latin American women's filmmaking - in many ways distinct from the largely 'Third Cinema' auteurism from the region - as well as the transnational production contexts, unique aesthetics and socio-political landscape of the key industry figures. Through close attention to the particular features of national film cultures, from women's documentary filmmaking in Chile to comedic critique in Brazil, and from US Latina screen culture to the burgeoning popularity of Peruvian film, this timely study demonstrates the remarkable possibilities for film in the region. This book will allow scholars and students of Latin American cinema and culture, as well as industry professionals, a deeper understanding of the emergence and impact of the filmmakers and their work, which has particular relevance for contemporary debates on feminism.
Book Synopsis Developments in Latin American Political Economy by : J. Buxton
Download or read book Developments in Latin American Political Economy by J. Buxton and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 1999-08-20 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. The first part of the volume addresses the changing nature and interaction of the state and the market in Latin American countries, as well as the principal challenges of consolidating political and economic reform in a period of profound change. The second part of the book examines a variety of traditional and non-traditional political roles, ranging from the military to women, and from the environmental lobby to human rights. It explores the ways in which the changing composition of the political debate is shaping the political arena. Forward looking in its approach, to volume provides readers with an indication of factors which will be of key significance in the immediate future, the tensions which have yet to be resolved and the prospects ahead.
Book Synopsis Performing Women and Modern Literary Culture in Latin America by : Vicky Unruh
Download or read book Performing Women and Modern Literary Culture in Latin America by Vicky Unruh and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2006-03-01 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Women have always been the muses who inspire the creativity of men, but how do women become the creators of art themselves? This was the challenge faced by Latin American women who aspired to write in the 1920s and 1930s. Though women's roles were opening up during this time, women writers were not automatically welcomed by the Latin American literary avant-gardes, whose male members viewed women's participation in tertulias (literary gatherings) and publications as uncommon and even forbidding. How did Latin American women writers, celebrated by male writers as the "New Eve" but distrusted as fellow creators, find their intellectual homes and fashion their artistic missions? In this innovative book, Vicky Unruh explores how women writers of the vanguard period often gained access to literary life as public performers. Using a novel, interdisciplinary synthesis of performance theory, she shows how Latin American women's work in theatre, poetry declamation, song, dance, oration, witty display, and bold journalistic self-portraiture helped them craft their public personas as writers and shaped their singular forms of analytical thought, cultural critique, and literary style. Concentrating on eleven writers from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela, Unruh demonstrates that, as these women identified themselves as instigators of change rather than as passive muses, they unleashed penetrating critiques of projects for social and artistic modernization in Latin America.
Book Synopsis Lessons from Latin America by : Felipe Arocena
Download or read book Lessons from Latin America by Felipe Arocena and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2014-08-05 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Since the early 1980s, Latin American countries have been innovative in a range of policy and cultural experiences, including health care, voting, pensions, and multiculturalism. And yet, their policy innovations are rarely found in textbooks. This book addresses that gap, providing a fascinating and wide-ranging exploration of both the history of "looking down" at Latin America and the political, economic, and cultural "lessons" (including successes, failures, and unintended consequences) that should inform important policy discussions around the world.
Book Synopsis Cultures Of Politics/politics Of Cultures by : Sonia E Alvarez
Download or read book Cultures Of Politics/politics Of Cultures by Sonia E Alvarez and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-10-08 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. This book argues the relationship between culture and politics can be productively explored by delving into the nature of the cultural politics enacted by Latin American social movements and by examining the potential of this cultural politics for fostering social change.
Book Synopsis The Women's Movement In Latin America by : Jane Jaquette
Download or read book The Women's Movement In Latin America by Jane Jaquette and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-03-09 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. For those interested in democratic transition and consolidation, social movements, and gender politics, this volume is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and probing analysis available of how women's groups are helping to reshape Latin America. The contributors document and assess the remarkable wave of women's political participation in Latin America over the past two decades. The first five case studies, on Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, and Peru, examine the origins, evolution, and goals of women's organizations as they worked together to end authoritarian rule and elaborate how women's groups have adapted in the 1990s to the day-to-day realities of democratic politics. In the 1990s, the challenge has shifted from mobilizing opposition to the very different task of working with parties and government bureaucracies in order to maintain and implement their agendas. The chapters on Nicaragua and Mexico broaden our understanding of political transitions.Seven case studies vividly illustrate the variety of women's movements in the region, ranging from the communal-kitchens movements to human rights groups. Each author discusses the strategies and debates of the feminist movements in question and records their political successes and failures. Jaquette's introductory and concluding essays provide a comparative framework, highlighting the innovative ways in which Latin American women are making gender a political issue.
Book Synopsis The Costa Rica Reader by : Steven Paul Palmer
Download or read book The Costa Rica Reader by Steven Paul Palmer and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2004-10-29 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. DIVAn interdisciplinary anthology that includes many primary resources never before published in English./div
Book Synopsis Contemporary Latin American Cultural Studies by : Stephen Hart
Download or read book Contemporary Latin American Cultural Studies by Stephen Hart and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-02-24 with total page 398 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Contemporary Latin American Cultural Studies is a collection of new essays by recognised experts from around the world on various aspects of the new discipline of Latin American cultural studies. Essays are grouped in five distinct but interconnected sections focusing respectively on: (I) the theory of Latin American cultural studies; (II) the icons of culture; (III) culture as a commodity; (IV) culture as a site of resistance; and (V) everyday cultural practices. The essays range across a wide gamut of theories about Latin American culture; some, for example, analyse the role that ideas about the nation - and national icons have played in the formation of a sense of identity in Latin America, while others focus on the resonance underlying cultural practices as diverse as football in Argentina, TV in Uruguay, cinema in Brazil, and the 'bolero' and soaps of modern-day Mexico. Contemporary Latin American Cultural Studies has an introduction setting the ideas explored in each section in their proper context. The essays are written in jargon-free English (all Spanish terms have been translated into English), and are supplemented by a concluding section with suggestions for further reading.
Book Synopsis Women, Gender, and Politics by : Mona Lena Krook
Download or read book Women, Gender, and Politics by Mona Lena Krook and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2010-03-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Women, Gender, and Politics brings together both classic and recent readings on central topics in the study of gender and politics, and places an emphasis on comparing developed and developing countries. Genuinely international in its focus, the book is divided into six sections to reflect the range of research in the subfield: (1) women and social movements, (2) women and political parties, (3) women, gender, and elections, (4) women, gender, and political representation, (5) women, gender, and social policies, and (6) women, gender, and the state. Each section serves as an introduction to general trends in thinking about women and politics, and the readings capture the ways that research has developed both thematically and chronologically in all of the six broad areas. The volume's innovative design, global approach, and comprehensive coverage make it an ideal teaching book and a valuable resource for students and scholars throughout the world.