Colombian Women : The Struggle Out of Silence
Women deliver themselves from subjugation by recovering their voices, by educating themselves, and by speaking out, in unison, against forces that have kept them under heel. The scope of Colombian Women: The Struggle Out of Silence is both personal and global: personal to the interviewees and to Elena GarcZs herself, as she tells her own story; and global, in that many features of the patriarchy and its dysfunction extend well beyond the borders of Colombia.
- Hardback | 276 pages
- 157.48 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
- 28 Aug 2008
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
With passion underlying cool scholarship, Elena Garces exposes Colombia's patriarchal system, a catastrophe for women and for the nation. Home, government, and Church collude to rob women, first, of their voices and, then, of the economic and political power by which they might thrive. Informed by her female subjects, the author links tradition and social science, to empower women, to encourage mutual respect between women and men, and to establish, perhaps, a model for Latin America. -- Elinor Hiller
About Elena Garces
Elena Garces is founder of the Cooperative Women's Group, Cali, Colombia.
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Pages of My Diary When I was Eleven Years Old Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Myself: My Life Chapter 3 Chapter 2. Feminist Research and Methods Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Empowerment Through Our Own Voices: Reflections on Woman-Centric Research Chapter 5 Chapter 4. The Symbolic and Social Construction of Female Sexuality: Theoretical Background on Desire, Discourse, and the Body Chapter 6 Chapter 5. Family Models and Colombian Women's Participation in History and Politics Chapter 7 Chapter 6. Focus on Socioeconomic and Political Realities Chapter 8 Chapter 7. Female Socialization and Stages of Life in Colombia Chapter 9 Chapter 8. Oppression, Violence, and Discrimination Against Women in Colombia Chapter 10 Chapter 9. Part I. The Virgin Mary Mother and Women: A Semiotic Metaphor in Aid of Colombian Women Chapter 11 Chapter 9. Part II. The Catholic Church Incursions on the Law of the Prelates Chapter 12 Chapter 10. Conclusion: Life as a Work of Art