By Julie D. Shayne

What do girls do for revolutions? And what do revolutions do for ladies? Julie Shayne explores the jobs of girls in innovative struggles and the connection of those pursuits to the emergence of feminism. Focusing upon the 3 very various circumstances of El Salvador, Chile, and Cuba, Shayne records the jobs of girls in armed and unarmed political actions. She argues that ladies give a contribution to and perform progressive hobbies in methods particularly specified from males. although their political contributions are typically obvious as less significant than these in their male comrades, the jobs that ladies play are literally particularly major to the growth of progressive hobbies. Shayne additionally explains how, given the convergence of political and ideological elements, feminism is usually born within the wake of progressive routine. for that reason, progressive feminism is a fight that addresses higher buildings of political and financial inequalities. according to large in-depth interviews with activists in all 3 nations, The Revolution query bargains new perception into the complicated gender kin underlying progressive social hobbies and allows us to re-assess either the ways in which girls have an effect on political fight and the ways that political fight impacts girls.

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