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Why Women Protest: Women's Movements in Chile
by Lisa Baldez
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.