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The Costa Rican Women's Movement: a Reader (Pitt Latin American)

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This reader reflects the  genesis, scope, and direction of women’s activism in a single Latin American country.  It collects the voices of forty-one diverse women who live in Costa Rica, some radical, others strongly conservative, and most ranging inbetween, as they write about their lives, their problems, their aspirations.

Unlike the comparative studies of women’s issues that look at several different countries, the reader provides an insider’s view of one small, but quintessentially Latin American, society.  These women write of their own experience in organizing and working for change within the Costa Rican community.  Some represent groups fitting into traditional “women’s movement” that wants to improve certain aspects of women’s  and families’ daily lives.  Still others, the “feminists,” argue forcefully that true improvement requires a profound change of power relations in society, of women’s access to power and decision making.

The articles are organized into thematic groups that range from the definitions of Feminism in Costa Rica to women in Costa Rican  history, women’s legal equality, discrimination against women, and the status of Women’s Studies.  The brief biographies that identify each author underscore the leadership of Costa Rican women in  Latin American Feminism.  The founders and editors of Mujer, one of the most influential Feminist journals in Latin America, are among the authors represented in the reader.

The audience for this book will include specialists interested in Latin America, in women in Latin America, and in the international women’s movement.

Synopsis:

This reader provides an insider's view of the women's movement in one small but quintessentially Latin American society. It collects the voices of forty-one diverse women as they write about their lives and their experiences working for change within the Costa Rican community.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822955436
Editor:
Leitinger, Ilse A.
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Editor:
Leitinger, Ilse Abshagen
Editor:
Leitinger, Ilse A.
Author:
Leitinger, Ilse A.
Author:
Leitinger, Ilse Abshagen
Location:
Pittsburgh, Pa. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
South American
Subject:
Costa rica
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Equality
Subject:
Sex discrimination against women
Subject:
Sex discrimination against women -- Costa Rica.
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Igualdad
Subject:
Mujeres en Costa Rica
Subject:
Discriminaciâon sexual contra mujeres
Subject:
Feminism -- Costa Rica.
Subject:
Women -- Costa Rica -- Economic conditions.
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Pitt Latin American Studies
Series Volume:
no. 29.
Publication Date:
19970431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 x 1 in

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