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Volumen 3, Número 2. Jul-Dic 2006

GENDER AND CLASS IN BRAZIL'S AGRICULTURAL WOMEN'S MOVEMENTS

Abstrac


In this article, I reflect upon demands of class and gender in three Brazilian social movements: syndicalism, Rural Women’s Movement (MMC) and the Rural Landless Workers Movement (MST). The relevance of this study is that it helps to elucidate differences between demands of class and gender using a qualitative methodology, based on interviews with women and leaders from the movements. Conclusions show the ideological, political and gender complexities present in each of these tendencies. Class demands consider labor rights in equality with men, without questioning the traditional family approach; while gender demands consider labor rights more in relation to education and health, questioning the traditional family approach. The conducting thread of the analysis is exclusion of women in land ownership.

Palabras clave: Rural development, feminism, syndicalism, land ownership

Volumen 3, Número 2

Volumen 3, Número 2
Jul-Dic 2006


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Benito Ramírez Valverde


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Ma. Eugenia Chávez Arellano
Juan Antonio Leos Rodríguez
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