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    Motherhood, social policies and women's activism in Latin America

    Ramm, A. and Gideon, Jasmine, eds. (2020) Motherhood, social policies and women's activism in Latin America. Studies of the Americas. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9783030214012.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: This book is a critical resource for understanding the relationship between gender, social policy and women’s activism in Latin America, with specific reference to Chile. Latin America’s mother-centered kinship system makes it an ideal field in which to study motherhood and maternalism—the ways in which motherhood becomes a public policy issue. As maternalism embraces and enhances gender differences, it has been criticized for deepening gender inequalities. Yet invoking motherhood continues to offer an effective strategy for advancing women’s living conditions and rights, and for women themselves to be present in the public sphere. In analyzing these important relationships, the contributors to this volume discuss maternal health, sexual and reproductive rights, labor programs, paid employment, women miners’ unionization, housing policies, environmental suffering, and LGBTQ intimate partner violence.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 09:51
    Last Modified: 04 Feb 2021 09:51
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/42892

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