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Why Women Protest: Women's Movements in Chile

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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 ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 15th 2006 by Cambridge University Press (first published August 28th 1998)
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Women protest all the time, but when does a social movement become a women's movement? According to Baldez, a women's movement frames itself in terms of a woman's perspective. Chile presents an interesting case because there was both a conservative and liberal women's movement at the same time, opposing each other, throughout the Allende and Pinochet years. Baldez also emphasizes of importance of a political realignment for a women's movement to gain success.
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