Mobilizing for a Gendered Revolution: Ideology, Identity, and Power in Sandinista Nicaragua

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Mobilizing for a Gendered Revolution: Ideology, Identity, and Power in Sandinista Nicaragua

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dc.contributor.advisor Gerstein, Linda
dc.contributor.advisor Krippner, James
dc.contributor.author Kreider Carlson, Madeline
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-20T13:31:17Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-20T13:31:17Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/5385
dc.description.abstract The Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional (FSLN) gained power in Nicaragua in 1979 through a militant revolutionary struggle that succeeded in accomplishing unprecedented popular mobilization of heterogeneous groups. The Sandinista revolution purported to construct a new Nicaragua, in which the realization of full citizenship and widespread prosperity would be feasible. Articulating this new vision of the Nicaraguan nation, the FSLN promised gender equality, as well as increased respect for human rights, freer political expression, and a higher overall standard of living. Through the implementation of the revolutionary project, the Sandinistas delineated gender relations in both explicit and implicit ways that were sometimes contradictory, because notions of femininity and masculinity helped constitute nationhood itself. This thesis focuses on constructions of gendered identity and their relation to nationalism, considering personal stories, public rhetoric, and institutional players all within a larger framework of change (and consistency) in social relations.
dc.description.sponsorship CPGC: 2008 Summer Intern, Student Research
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Dept. of History
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
dc.subject.lcsh Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional
dc.subject.lcsh Women and socialism -- Nicaragua
dc.subject.lcsh Sex role -- Nicaragua
dc.subject.lcsh Nicaragua -- History -- Revolution, 1979
dc.subject.lcsh Feminism -- Nicaragua
dc.title Mobilizing for a Gendered Revolution: Ideology, Identity, and Power in Sandinista Nicaragua en
dc.type Thesis (B.A.) en


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