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Revolutionizing Motherhood: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo
Revolutionizing Motherhood examines one of the most astonishing human rights movements of recent years. During the Argentine junta's Dirty War against subversives, as tens of thousands were abducted, tortured, and disappeared, a group of women forged the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo and changed Argentine politics forever. The Mothers began in the 1970s as an informal group...more
Paperback, 278 pages
Published January 28th 2002 by Sr Books
(first published January 1st 2002)
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During the Dirty War in Argentina, perhaps 30,000 people were "disappeared" by the repressive right-wing military junta. The mothers of the disappeared refused to go away quietly. Their search for answers turned into one of the best known/imitated grass roots movements for truth in modern history. This book looks at some of the individual mothers and what kept them fighting against all odds.
A group of political activists/mothers formed on the common groud that their sons' were "disappeared" during Argentina's "dirty war". The book would be better if the author wasn't so fluttery-eyed over the group. It's understandable why she is, but in result the book lacks any significant critical analysis of why/how the group is effective in their activism.