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Sex and Revolution: Women in Socialist Cuba

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The Cuban revolution attempted to make equality in every sphere the basic operating principle of society. Equality among the sexes, it postulated, would resolve the woman issue once and for all. Sex and Revolution: Women in Socialist Cuba is the first book-length examination of revolutionary< br> Cuba's attempt to conceptualize, prioritize, and implement sexual equality, offering an assessment of the successes, failures, and dilemmas of that process. In the wake of the revolution, which crushed both Cuban capitalism and Catholic power, a host of redistributive policies helped make Cuba one< br> of the most egalitarian societies in the world. The history of the Cuban revolution provides rich detail regarding the interplay among gender, power, ideology, and culture. Certain revolutionary efforts to transform women's lives were extraordinarily successful, while others fell short of< br> expectations. This book reviews the range of revolutionary strategies encompassed in structures, policies, and laws to address sexual inequality and difference. Ideal for courses in Latin American studies and women's studies, it offers insights into the implications of the way power is organized and< br> managed, and analyzes the limitations of state policies in promoting and managing social and cultural transformations as significant as those regarding relations between the sexes.

Synopsis:

The Cuban revolution attempted to make equality in every sphere the basic operating principle of society. Equality among the sexes, it postulated, would resolve the "woman issue" once and for all. Sex and Revolution: Women in Socialist Cuba is the first book-length examination of revolutionary Cuba's attempt to conceptualize, prioritize, and implement sexual equality, offering an assessment of the successes, failures, and dilemmas of that process. In the wake of the revolution, which crushed both Cuban capitalism and Catholic power, a host of redistributive policies helped make Cuba one of the most egalitarian societies in the world. The history of the Cuban revolution provides rich detail regarding the interplay among gender, power, ideology, and culture. Certain revolutionary efforts to transform women's lives were extraordinarily successful, while others fell short of expectations. This book reviews the range of revolutionary strategies encompassed in structures, policies, and laws to address sexual inequality and difference. Ideal for courses in Latin American studies and women's studies, it offers insights into the implications of the way power is organized and managed, and analyzes the limitations of state policies in promoting and managing social and cultural transformations as significant as those regarding relations between the sexes.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-236) and index.

Table of Contents

1. Women in Pre-Revolutionary Cuba

2. The Struggle against the Dictator, 1952-1958

3. Making Social Revolution

4. The Federation of Cuban Women: Activism and Power

5. Women and the Health Revolution

6. Reproductive Health

7. Women and the Revolution in Education

8. The Campaign for Women's Employment, 1959-1980

9. Progress and Problems in Women's Employment, 1980-1992

10. Sexual Discrimination in the Workplace

11. Day Care and Other Services

12. Revolution and Change in the Cuban Family

13. Family Dynamics

14. Sexuality and Revolution

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195094916
Subtitle:
Women in Socialist Cuba
Preface:
Smith, Lois M.
Preface by:
Padula, Alfred
Preface:
Padula, Alfred
Author:
Smith, Lois M.
Author:
null, Lois M.
Author:
Padula, Alfred
Author:
null, Alfred
Preface:
Padula, Alfred
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies - General
Subject:
History, World | Latin American
Subject:
Women -- Cuba -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Sex role -- Cuba.
Subject:
History - American
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
14
Series Volume:
21
Publication Date:
19960125
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 chart
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9.21x6.22x.82 in. .79 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » World Feminism
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History and Social Science » Politics » General
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"Synopsis" by , The Cuban revolution attempted to make equality in every sphere the basic operating principle of society. Equality among the sexes, it postulated, would resolve the "woman issue" once and for all. Sex and Revolution: Women in Socialist Cuba is the first book-length examination of revolutionary Cuba's attempt to conceptualize, prioritize, and implement sexual equality, offering an assessment of the successes, failures, and dilemmas of that process. In the wake of the revolution, which crushed both Cuban capitalism and Catholic power, a host of redistributive policies helped make Cuba one of the most egalitarian societies in the world. The history of the Cuban revolution provides rich detail regarding the interplay among gender, power, ideology, and culture. Certain revolutionary efforts to transform women's lives were extraordinarily successful, while others fell short of expectations. This book reviews the range of revolutionary strategies encompassed in structures, policies, and laws to address sexual inequality and difference. Ideal for courses in Latin American studies and women's studies, it offers insights into the implications of the way power is organized and managed, and analyzes the limitations of state policies in promoting and managing social and cultural transformations as significant as those regarding relations between the sexes.
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