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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Title: Mobilizing for a Gendered Revolution: Ideology, Identity, and Power in Sandinista Nicaragua
Author: Kreider Carlson, Madeline
Advisor: Gerstein, Linda; Krippner, James
Department: CPGC: 2008 Summer Intern, Student Research
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of History
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Issue Date: 2010
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.
Subject: Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional
Subject: Women and socialism -- Nicaragua
Subject: Sex role -- Nicaragua
Subject: Nicaragua -- History -- Revolution, 1979
Subject: Feminism -- Nicaragua
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/5385

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Kreider Carlson, Madeline. "Mobilizing for a Gendered Revolution: Ideology, Identity, and Power in Sandinista Nicaragua". 2010. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/5385.

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