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A Revolution in the Binary? Gender and the Oxymoron of Revolutionary War in Cuba and Nicaragua

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
De Volo,Lorraine Bayard (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Winter2012
ISBN:
0097-9740
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Women, Latin America, Developing countries, Cuba, Nicaragua, Gender, War, Revolutions
Notes:
An essay on the gendered aspects of war and revolution in Cuba and Nicaragua. According to the author, militarized violence in these states was hierarchical and ultimately created alternative privileged masculinities despite revolutionary movements' ideological commitments to equality. Details related to racial and gender binaries are also presented.