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The Paradox of PaternalismWomen and the Politics of Authoritarianism in the Dominican Republic$
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Elizabeth S. Manley

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813054292

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813054292.001.0001

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Epilogue

Epilogue

International Women’s Year and Dominican Transnational Feminism under Authoritarianism

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(p.219) Epilogue
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The Paradox of Paternalism
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Elizabeth S. Manley

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813054292.003.0008

The epilogue concludes with an assessment of the gendered politics of the final three years of Balaguer’s rule within the context of both the increasing attention to global feminism and the democratic transition to President Antonio Guzman in 1978. It looks specifically at the event surrounding the International Women’s Year (1975) and the ways the women in the opposition pushed forth a more active and gender-conscious agenda. Although the shifts were subtle, a clear difference in tactics manifested itself across the political spectrum as women advocated a more aggressive and cross-partisan platform of feminist rights. Through these transformations the grounding of modern Dominican feminism is then visibly linked to its early predecessors of the 1920s pre-Trujillo period while also embedded in the fifty years of engagement with authoritarianism and transnational activism.

Keywords:   gendered politics, Balaguer, global feminism, President Antonio Guzman, International Women’s Year, gender-conscious agenda, feminist rights, Dominican feminism, authoritarianism, transnational activism

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