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Gender and Democracy in Cuba
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Gender and Democracy in Cuba

Ilja A. Luciak


This study of Cuban gender politics and democracy considers the role that women played in the Cuban revolution. The women who joined Castro's revolution were considered indispensable, and a select group of women held leadership roles. Che Guevara in particular recognized the important contribution women could make to the revolutionary struggle. Most women engaged in open civil dissent and staged demonstrations, while some, such as Celia Sánchez, supported clandestine armed operations at great personal risk. The book maintains that Cuba's revolutionary government made great progress in advancin ... More

Keywords: Cuban gender politics, democracy, women, revolution, Che Guevara, Celia Sánchez, Fidel Castro

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780813030630
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813030630.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ilja A. Luciak, author
Virginia Tech