Cuban Cinema After The Cold War

Author: Enrique García
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786499109
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"The economic and cultural changes Cuba experienced following the collapse of the Soviet Union compelled Cuban filmmakers to rethink the revolutionary values and esthetics developed after the 1959 revolution. This exploration of transformations in the Cuban film industry offers a detailed analysis of key post-Cold War Cuban films"--

A New History Of Iberian Feminisms

Author: Silvia Bermúdez
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1487520085
Size: 30.74 MB
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A New History of Iberian Feminisms is both a chronological history and an analytical discussion of feminist thought in the Iberian Peninsula, including Portugal, and the territories of Spain - the Basque Provinces, Catalonia, and Galicia - from the eighteenth century to the present day. The Iberian Peninsula encompasses a dynamic and fraught history of feminism that had to contend with entrenched tradition and a dominant Catholic Church. Editors Silvia Bermúdez and Roberta Johnson and their contributors reveal the long and historical struggles of women living within various parts of the Iberian Peninsula to achieve full citizenship. A New History of Iberian Feminisms comprises a great deal of new scholarship, including nineteenth-century essays written by women on the topic of equality. By addressing these lost texts of feminist thought, Bermúdez, Johnson, and their contributors reveal that female equality, considered a dormant topic in the early nineteenth century, was very much part of the political conversation, and helped to launch the new feminist wave in the second half of the century.

Sustaining Activism

Author: Jeffrey W. Rubin
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822399318
Size: 68.96 MB
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In 1986, a group of young Brazilian women started a movement to secure economic rights for rural women and transform women's roles in their homes and communities. Together with activists across the country, they built a new democracy in the wake of a military dictatorship. In Sustaining Activism, Jeffrey W. Rubin and Emma Sokoloff-Rubin tell the behind-the-scenes story of this remarkable movement. As a father-daughter team, they describe the challenges of ethnographic research and the way their collaboration gave them a unique window into a fiery struggle for equality. Starting in 2002, Rubin and Sokoloff-Rubin traveled together to southern Brazil, where they interviewed activists over the course of ten years. Their vivid descriptions of women’s lives reveal the hard work of sustaining a social movement in the years after initial victories, when the political way forward was no longer clear and the goal of remaking gender roles proved more difficult than activists had ever imagined. Highlighting the tensions within the movement about how best to effect change, Sustaining Activism ultimately shows that democracies need social movements in order to improve people’s lives and create a more just society.


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Bar Para So

Author: Juan Forch
Size: 49.99 MB
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