Sustaining Activism: A Brazilian Women's Movement and a Father-Daughter Collaboration (BOK)

Jeffrey W. Rubin, Emma Sokoloff-Rubin

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In 1986, a group of young Brazilian women started a movement to secure economic rights for rural women and transform women's roles in their homes and communities. Together with activists across the country, they built a new democracy in the wake of a military dictatorship. In Sustaining Activism, Jeffrey W. Rubin and Emma Sokoloff-Rubin tell the behind-the-scenes story of this remarkable movement. As a father-daughter team, they describe the challenges of ethnographic research and the way their collaboration gave them a unique window into a fiery struggle for equality. Starting in 2002, Rubin and Sokoloff-Rubin travelled together to southern Brazil, where they interviewed activists over the course of ten years. Their vivid descriptions of women's lives reveal the hard work of sustaining a social movement in the years after initial victories, when the political way forward was no longer clear and the goal of remaking gender roles proved more difficult than activists had ever imagined. Highlighting the tensions within the movement about how best to effect change, Sustaining Activism ultimately shows that democracies need social movements in order to improve people's lives and create a more just society.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Emma Sokoloff-Rubin, Jeffrey W. Rubin
Forlag
Combined Academic Publishers
ISBN 9780822354215
Antall sider 200 Dimensjoner 15,4cm x 22,8cm x 1,4cm
Vekt 272 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Cultural studies, Gender studies: women, Political ideologies