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Gender and democracy in Cuba

Author: Ilja A Luciak
Publisher: Gainesville, Fla. : University Press of Florida, 2007.
Series: Contemporary Cuba.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this in-depth view of Cuban gender politics and democracy, Luciak considers the role that women played in the Cuban revolution. The women who joined Castro's revolution were considered indispensable, and a select group of women held leadership roles. Che Guevara in particular recognized the important contribution women could make to the revolutionary struggle. Most women engaged in open civil dissent and staged  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ilja A Luciak
ISBN: 9780813030630 0813030633
OCLC Number: 488790959
Description: xxviii, 143 s. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Drawing on interviews with high-ranking Cuban officials, Luciak argues that democracy cannot be successfully consolidated without the full participation of women in the political process --
and the support of men --
both at the party and societal levels. Gender roles in the revolutionary war : initiating change --
Changing gender relations : the social and economic sphere after 1959. The Cuban political system : competing visions of democracy --
Party and state : gender equality in political decision-making --
Gender equality and electoral politics : the 2002-2003 national elections --
Conclusion : gender equality and democratization.
Series Title: Contemporary Cuba.
Responsibility: Ilja A. Luciak.

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Presents a view of Cuban gender politics and democracy and considers the role that women played in the Cuban revolution. This book maintains that Cuba's revolutionary government made great progress  Read more...

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"[Luciak] has taken two taboo subjects in Cuban political thought, gender and democracy, and fused them together in an analytically elegant way.... Many people shy away from studying democracy in Read more...

 
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