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Revolutionizing Motherhood: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  111 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
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 1st 2002 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published March 1st 1994)
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Heath Schultz
Mar 02, 2008 Heath Schultz rated it it was ok
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.
Jenny
Mar 02, 2010 Jenny rated it liked it
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.
Sue
Apr 04, 2008 Sue rated it liked it
I assigned this book for an undergraduate class and the students didn't like it as much as I had hoped. It does provide a useful analysis of the group (mothers of the plaza de mayo)and a clear historical context.
Heather Ingerson
Mar 28, 2007 Heather Ingerson rated it it was amazing
Tragic reminder of how in the volitile political enviorment of South America, people sometimes "disappear".
Bronwyn
Feb 23, 2011 Bronwyn rated it it was ok
Overly repetitive and gives a fairly simplistic view of the Mothers. There are better books about the Dirty War/human rights out there.
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