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Manuelita's Boots: Women Between Two Movements

Citation:

Ciccariello-Maher, George, and Jeff St. Andrews. 2013. “Manuelita’s Boots: Women Between Two Movements.” In We Created Chávez: A People’s History of the Venezuelan Revolution. Durham: Duke University Press.

Authors: George Ciccariello-Maher, Jeff St. Andrews

Topics: Gender, Women, Political Participation Regions: Americas, South America Countries: Venezuela

Year: 2013

Development Alternatives

Citation:

Radcliffe, Sarah A. 2015. “Development Alternatives.” Development and Change 46 (4): 855–74. doi:10.1111/dech.12179.

Author: Sarah A. Radcliffe

Abstract:

Development alternatives arguably emerge out of practices, negotiations and critiques of dominant development narratives and paradigms. Critical Development Studies’ (CDS) practices of insightful critique and a willingness to challenge hegemonic paradigms are alive and well. Yet this article argues that CDS could fruitfully pay attention to emergent issues that have yet to receive sustained analysis and critique. The article focuses on three very different registers of development futures: evolutionary and resilience-base thinking; post-neoliberal experiments in Latin America; and the challenge of social heterogeneity. After summarizing the issues involved with respect to each topic, the article suggests some aspects that require further research and debate.

Topics: Coloniality/Post-Coloniality, Development, Feminisms, Gender Regions: Americas, South America Countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Uruguay, Venezuela

Year: 2015

Gender, Neoliberalism and Post-Neoliberalism: Re-Assessing the Institutionalisation of Women’s Struggles for Survival in Ecuador and Venezuela

Citation:

Lind, Amy. 2010. “Gender, Neoliberalism and Post-Neoliberalism: Re-Assessing the Institutionalisation of Women’s Struggles for Survival in Ecuador and Venezuela.” In The International Handbook of Gender and Poverty: Concepts, Research, Policy. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Author: Amy Lind

Topics: Development, Economies, Economic Inequality, Poverty, Gender, Women, Globalization, Political Economies, Post-Conflict Regions: Americas, South America Countries: Ecuador, Venezuela

Year: 2010

Paradoxes of Gendered Political Opportunity in the Venezuelan Transition to Democracy

Citation:

Friedman, Elisabeth J. 1998. “Paradoxes of Gendered Political Opportunity in the Venezuelan Transition to Democracy.” Latin American Research Review 33 (3): 87–135.

Author: Elisabeth J. Friedman

Topics: Gender, Governance, Political Participation Regions: Americas, South America Countries: Venezuela

Year: 1998

Barrio Women and Popular Politics in Chávez’s Venezuela

Citation:

Fernandez, Sujatha. 2007. “Barrio Women and Popular Politics in Chavez’s Venezuela.” Latin American Politics and Society 49 (3): 97–127.

Author: Sujatha Fernandez

Abstract:

Since President Hugo Chávez came to power in Venezuela in 1998, ordinary women from the barrios, or shantytowns, of Caracas have become more engaged in grassroots politics; but most of the community leaders still are men. Chávez's programs are controlled by male-dominated bureaucracies, and many women activists still look to the president himself as the main source of direction. Nevertheless, this article argues, women's increasing local activism has created forms of popular participation that challenge gender roles, collectivize private tasks, and create alternatives to male-centric politics. Women's experiences of shared struggle from previous decades, along with their use of democratic methods of popular control, help prevent the state from appropriating women's labor. But these spaces coexist with more vertical, populist notions of politics characteristic of official sectors of Chavismo. Understanding such gendered dimensions of popular participation is crucial to analyzing urban social movements.

Topics: Gender, Women, Gender Roles, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Hierarchies, Governance, Political Participation Regions: Americas, South America Countries: Venezuela

Year: 2007

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