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Why Women Protest
Women's Movements in Chile

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics

  • Date Published: August 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521811507

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  • This book compares two ideologically opposed examples of women's movements in Chile. It studies the women who mobilized against the democratically elected government of President Salvador Allende (1970-1973) and those who mobilized against the military dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990). The study documents and explains the similarities that exist between these two very different movements in terms of the moment at which they emerge and the way in which they frame their demands.

    • Explicit comparison of right-wing and left-wing women's movements
    • First book-length study of women's movements in Chile on the market
    • Joins literature on social movements and political institutions
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...smart and well-written..." Political Science Quarterly

    "In sum, this fascinating study will provide Latin American, women's studies, and social movement scholars with ample food for thought." Contemporary Sociology

    "Political scientist Baldez examines the historic activism of Chilean woman from a fresh perspective.... Recommended." Choice

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    • Date Published: August 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521811507
    • length: 254 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures and tables
    Preface
    1. Why women protest: tipping, timing, and framing
    2. Mothers of the cold war, daughters of the revolution: an historical overview of women and Chilean politics
    Part I. Women against Allende:
    3. The revolution hits home: women organize against Allende
    4. Catapulting men to action: the march of the empty pots
    5. 'Feminine power' and the end of the socialist revolution
    Part II. Women against Pinochet:
    6. Gendered networks and the rebirth of civil society
    7. Women defend life: mass protests and the women's movement
    8. Democracy in the country and in the home: women for and against democratic transition
    9. Why women protest: comparative evidence
    References
    Index.

  • Author

    Lisa Baldez, Washington University, St Louis

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