Mujeres De Carácter: The Strong Women of Cuba

Show simple item record Lichenstein, Bronwen Larson, Bridget A. Brodsky, Stanley L. Oakes, Amy
dc.coverage.spatial Cuba en_US 2021-03-24T19:17:57Z 2021-03-24T19:17:57Z
dc.identifier.citation Lichtenstein, B., Larson, B., Brodsky, S., Oakes, A. (2007): Mujeres De Carácter: The Strong Women of Cuba. Social Sciences, 2(2). en_US
dc.description.abstract The concept for this study began after meeting with mujeres de carácter (strong, influential women) during a cultural exchange visit to Cuba. This meeting was followed by a literature review on cultural exchanges and gender relations in Cuba and then by interviews with 16 academic exchange visitors. Sexual divisions of labor and the binary between mujeres de carácter and mujeres típicas emerged as the primary topics of interest. A structural-feminist conceptual framework was used to interpret these issues within the broader scope of gender relations in Cuba. The pro-revolutionary, mujeres de caracter identity was constructed through civil reforms and structural exigencies of the patriarchal socialist state. Recent economic hardships have threatened this identity and progress toward gender equality has been threatened by the reemergence of old sexual divisions of labor in a changing economy. en_US
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dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Cuba en_US
dc.subject feminism en_US
dc.subject gender equity en_US
dc.subject cultural exchanges en_US
dc.title Mujeres De Carácter: The Strong Women of Cuba en_US
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