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Women's citizenship in Peru [electronic resource] : the paradoxes of neopopulism in Latin America /
Stéphanie Rousseau.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
description
x, 221 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0230618154, 9780230618152
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
isbn
0230618154
9780230618152
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Neopopulism and women's citizenship in Latin America -- Fujimori's Peru: state and society -- Feminist activism: engendering state policy through NGO work -- Women organizing in shantytowns: state co-optation and the exhaustion of solidarity -- Entering the mainstream political sphere: women as elected representatives -- Conclusion : the paradoxes of constructing women's citizenship under neopopulism.
general note
Revised edition of the author's thesis (doctoral)--McGill University.
catalogue key
12031850
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Stphanie Rousseau is Assistant Professor of sociology at Universit Laval (Qubec, Canada). She has a PhD in Political Science from McGill University. In 2004-2005 she was a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her most recent publications include "The Politics of Reproductive Health in Peru: Gender and Social Policy in the Global South," Social Politics. International Studies in Gender, State and Society 14(1), 2007; "Women's citizenship and neo-populism: Peru under the Fujimori regime," Latin American Politics and Society 48(1), 2006; "Peru," in Thomas Leonard (ed.), Encyclopedia of the Developing World, New York: Routledge, 2005.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"InWomen's Citizenship in Peru, Stephanie Rousseau has made an original and important contribution to the study of Third Wave Democratization in Latin America. She brings political theory and gender analysis to the understanding of Peruvian neo-populism and analyzes its implications for women's rights and citizenship. Essential reading for students of Latin America, gender studies, and comparative politics."--Maxine Molyneux, Professor of Sociology, Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London"Studies of populism in contemporary Latin America have rarely explored the role of gender in the relationships forged between leaders and mass constituencies. Rousseau helps correct this oversight in her penetrating analysis of women's movements and their contradictory relationships with the Fujimori regime in Peru. The work demonstrates how diverse feminist and community-based women's groups struggled to advance gendered citizenship rights and meet consumption needs, at the same time that the Fujimori regime sought to co-opt these groups and undermine their political autonomy. This study is a major contribution to scholarly understanding of the opportunities and challenges encountered by women's movements that seek to strengthen democratic citizenship in Latin America today."--Kenneth Roberts, Professor, Department of Government, Cornell University
"In Women's Citizenship in Peru , Stephanie Rousseau has made an original and important contribution to the study of Third Wave Democratization in Latin America. She brings political theory and gender analysis to the understanding of Peruvian neo-populism and analyzes its implications for women's rights and citizenship. Essential reading for students of Latin America, gender studies, and comparative politics."--Maxine Molyneux, Professor of Sociology, Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London "Studies of populism in contemporary Latin America have rarely explored the role of gender in the relationships forged between leaders and mass constituencies. Rousseau helps correct this oversight in her penetrating analysis of women's movements and their contradictory relationships with the Fujimori regime in Peru. The work demonstrates how diverse feminist and community-based women's groups struggled to advance gendered citizenship rights and meet consumption needs, at the same time that the Fujimori regime sought to co-opt these groups and undermine their political autonomy. This study is a major contribution to scholarly understanding of the opportunities and challenges encountered by women's movements that seek to strengthen democratic citizenship in Latin America today."--Kenneth Roberts, Professor, Department of Government, Cornell University
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Summaries
Main Description
Neopopulism is a central issue to understand women's citizenship construction in many countries of contemporary Latin America. As a specific type of political rule based on an unmediated appeal by a powerful state leader to the masses, neopopulism provides both constraints and opportunities for women's organizations to advance their claims. In Peru, President Alberto Fujimori's neopopulist politics (1990-2000) relied on a gendered set of strategies and policies that are analyzed in relation to three different sectors of the women's movement. The findings illustrate that some of the organized women that were most directly mobilized by Fujimori (the poorest) were also those who lost the most during his decade-long rule, while other women in NGOs and parties made more substantial gains. This is the first book-length case study of the gender dimensions of populism that explains the paradoxes entailed for women's participation and citizenship rights in LatinAmerica.
Main Description
Neopopulism is a central issue to understand women's citizenship construction in many countries of contemporary Latin America. As a specific type of political rule based on an unmediated appeal by a powerful state leader to the masses, neopopulism provides both constraints and opportunities for women's organizations to advance their claims. In Peru, President Alberto Fujimori's neopopulist politics (1990-2000) relied on a gendered set of strategies and policies that are analyzed in relation to three different sectors of the women's movement. The findings illustrate that some of the organized women that were most directly mobilized by Fujimori (the poorest) were also those who lost the most during his decade-long rule, while other women in NGOs and parties made more substantial gains. This is the first book-length case study of the gender dimensions of populism that explains the paradoxes entailed for women's participation and citizenship rights in Latin America.
Description for Bookstore
This book considers neopopulism as a central issue to understand patterns of women's citizenship construction in many countries of contemporary Latin America.
Long Description
Neopopulism is a central issue to understand women's citizenship construction in many countries of contemporary Latin America. As a specific type of political rule based on an unmediated appeal by a powerful state leader to the masses, neopopulism provides both constraints and opportunities for women's organizations to advance their claims. In Peru, President Alberto Fujimori's neopopulist politics (1990-2000) relied on a gendered set of strategies and policies that are analyzed in relation to three different sectors of the women's movement. The findings illustrate that some of the organized women that were most directly mobilized by Fujimori (the poorest) were also those who lost the most during his decade-long rule, while organized women in more privileged sectors made more substantial gains. This is the first book-length case study of the gender dimensions of populism that explains the paradoxes entailed for women's participation and citizenship rights in Latin America.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This volume considers neopopulism as a central issue to understand patterns of women's citizenship construction in many countries of contemporary Latin America. It also explains the paradoxes entailed for women's participation and citizenship rights.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Neopopulisrn and Women's Citizenship in Latin Americap. 11
Fujimori's Peru: State and Societyp. 35
Feminist Activism: Engendering State Policy through NGO Workp. 67
Women Organizing in Shantytowns: State Co-optation and the Exhaustion of Solidarityp. 97
Entering the Mainstream Political Sphere: Women as Elected Representativesp. 129
Conclusion: The Paradoxes of Constructing Women's Citizenship under Neopopulisrnp. 157
Appendix: List of Interviewsp. 179
Notesp. 183
Referencesp. 195
Indexp. 217
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