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Gender and Democracy in Cuba$
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Ilja A. Luciak

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813030630

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813030630.001.0001

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Gender Roles in the Revolutionary War

Gender Roles in the Revolutionary War

Initiating Change

(p.1) 1 Gender Roles in the Revolutionary War
Gender and Democracy in Cuba

Iija A. Luciak

University Press of Florida

In the history of Man, women were often pegged to domestic roles wherein their attempt to contribute to the significant events in society were undermined. In the history of Cuba, the contributions of the women to the revolutionary movements tended to be undervalued not to mention the earlier attempts of the women to be involved to this significant change were often undocumented and easily forgotten. This chapter discusses the role of the women in the revolutionary war in Cuba during the 1980s and 1990s wherein women started to joined guerrilla movements in massive numbers. The focus is on the gender-specific roles of female and male fighters in the revolutionary war. This chapter pinpoints the key role played by women in the social and economic reforms wherein they broke the straitjacket of gender inequality imposed by traditional societal norms.

Keywords:   women, Cuba, revolutionary movements, role, revolutionary war, 1980s, 1990s, guerrilla, gender-specific roles, gender inequality

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