Motherhood, social policies and women's activism in Latin America
- Alejandra Ramm, Jasmine Gideon, editors.
- Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 
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- xx, 296 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
- Studies of the Americas.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 1. Motherhood, Social Policies and Women's Activism in Latin America: An OverviewJasmine Gideon and Alejandra Ramm
- 2. Latin America: A Fertile Ground for MaternalismAlejandra Ramm
- 3. "Taking the Nature Out of Mother": From Politics of Exclusion to Feminisms of Difference and Recognition of RightsJadwiga E. Pieper Mooney
- 4. Constructing Maternalism from Paternalism: The Case of State Milk ProgramsJael Goldsmith Weil
- 5. To Not Die in Childbirth: Maternal Health and State Policy, 1930-1980Maria Soledad Zarate
- 6. Resistance to Sexual and Reproductive Rights: Maternalism and ConservatismGabriela Alvarez Minte
- 7. "Las madres del plomo": Women's Environmental Activism and Suffering in Northern ChileEvelyn Arriagada
- 8. Technocracy and Strategic Maternalism: Housing Policies, 1990-2014Alejandra Ramm
- 9. LGBTQ-IPV and the Case for Challenging Maternalist Family Violence ParadigmsHillary Hiner
- 10. Women Miners: Motherhood, Labor Integration, and UnionizationNicolas Angelcos
- 11. The Persistent Maternalism in Labor ProgramsCatalina de la Cruz
- 12. Economic Modernization and Redefining Womanhood: Women, Family and Work in a Center Right Wing GovernmentCarmen Gloria Godoy and Paula Raposo.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book is a critical resource for understanding the relationship between gender, social policy and women's activism in Latin America, with specific reference to Chile. Latin America's mother-centered kinship system makes it an ideal field in which to study motherhood and maternalism-the ways in which motherhood becomes a public policy issue. As maternalism embraces and enhances gender differences, it has been criticized for deepening gender inequalities. Yet invoking motherhood continues to offer an effective strategy for advancing women's living conditions and rights, and for women themselves to be present in the public sphere. In analyzing these important relationships, the contributors to this volume discuss maternal health, sexual and reproductive rights, labor programs, paid employment, women miners' unionization, housing policies, environmental suffering, and LGBTQ intimate partner violence.
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