Women Networking for Peace and Survival in Chiapas: Militants, Celebrities, Academics, Survivors, and the Stiletto Heel Brigade

Citation:

Glusker, Susannah. 1998. “Women Networking for Peace and Survival in Chiapas: Militants, Celebrities, Academics, Survivors, and the Stiletto Heel Brigade.” Sex Roles: A Journal of Research 39 (7): 539-57.

Author: Susannah Glusker

Abstract:

Women in Mexico have been networking discreetly for centuries. They focus on survival and change. The women working for the indigenous peoples of Chiapas include militants leading troops, celebrities raising funds and consciousness, victim-survivors of a war-torn area, volunteers shuttling news back and forth on the internet, and an invisible stiletto heel brigade. Together they struggle against what is now called a low-intensity war, networking for peace.

Topics: Armed Conflict, Gender, Women Regions: Americas, North America Countries: Mexico

Year: 1998

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