Rereading Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
The Political Economy of Gender
Contributions by Angela Nieves-Xavier de Brito, Rosa M. Cañadell, Norma Chinchilla, Christine E. Eber, Christine G. T. Ho, Karen Kampwirth, David Kunzle, Eleanor Leacock, Sara Nelson, Helen I. Safa, Marta E. Savigliano, Lynn Stephen, Nancy Saporta Sternbach, Camilla Townsend, Mary Kay Vaughan, Moema Viezzer, Grace Ester Young Edited by Jennifer Abbassi, Sheryl L. Lutjens
Publication date:03 April 2002
Length of book:320 pages
PublisherRowman & Littlefield Publishers
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.