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Revolution Within the RevolutionWomen and Gender Politics in Cuba, 1952-1962$
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Michelle Chase

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781469625003

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625003.001.0001

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Maternalism and the Moral Authority of Revolution, 1956–1958

Maternalism and the Moral Authority of Revolution, 1956–1958

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Revolution Within the Revolution

Michelle Chase

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter explores the way women active in the urban opposition movement conceptualized their own political participation. While women activists were rarely motivated by a “feminist” consciousness, they did often mobilize as women, particularly as mothers. The chapter examines the increasing use of maternalist rhetoric among activist women from 1956 to 1958 and suggests reasons for this “maternalist turn.” It analyzes a series of all-women’s public protests held in Santiago and two all-women’s anti-Batista civic groups (the Jose Martí Civic Front for Women, Frente Cívico de Mujeres Martianas and Opposition Women United, Mujeres Oposicionistas Unidas) based in Havana. Finally, it recovers the experiences of women activists of the urban underground, showing the way their experiences differed from those of their male compañeros.

Keywords:   Maternalism, Feminism, maternalist protest, Frente Cívico de Mujeres Martianas, Mujeres Oposicionistas Unidas, Urban underground

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