BeschreibungLatin American women were among those who led the suffrage movements of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and their opposition to military dictatorships has galvanized more recent political movements throughout the region. Because of the continuous attempts to silence them, activists have struggled to make their voices of resistance heard.At the heart of this book are the testimonies of thirteen women who fought for human rights and social justice in their communities. Some played significant roles in the Cuban Revolution of 1959 that overthrew Batista; others organized grassroots resistance to the seventeen-year Pinochet dictatorship in Chile; still others have fought tirelessly for women's and workers' rights. They range in age from thirty to eighty and differ widely in ethnic and socioeconomic background.As each woman narrates her own life story, she helps break the silence of generations of marginalized Latin American women. The bond that these women have in common is not simply that they have suffered. They share a commitment to resisting violence and confronting inequities at great personal risk. Together they have created a political force with the potential to reshape the political future of the entire region.
Untertitel: HC gerader Rücken kaschiert. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: The University Press of Kentucky
Erscheinungsdatum: August 1999
Seitenanzahl: 268 Seiten