By Maxine Molyneux. Published 2003. ISBN 9781900039581
The essays collected in this volume reflect the remarkable analytical scope and geographical range of their author. Written over some twenty years, they engage fully with the general debates over the politics of gender as well as appraising women's movements in widely varying societies. Most chapters deal directly with Latin American issues and experiences including anarchist feminism in nineteenth-century Argentina; the politics of gender and those of abortion in Sandinista Nicaragua; the role of the official Cuban women's movement in the 1990s; and an appraisal of the relations between gender and state in twentieth-century Latin America. The remaining essays extend beyond the region to provide comparative analysis and an international context paying particular attention to women's interests and rights the law and the role of the state. This book is now available in paperback through ISA. It has also been translated into Spanish and is available in paperback from Catedra Press in Spain. It is entitled Movimientos de Mujeres en América Latina: Estudio Teórico Comparado and includes two new chapters.