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Revolution Within the Revolution: Women and Gender Politics in Cuba, 1952-1962

Michelle Chase


A handful of celebrated photographs show armed, fatigues-clad female Cuban insurgents alongside their compañeros in Cuba's remote mountains during the revolutionary struggle. However, the story of women's part in the struggle's success only now receives comprehensive consideration in Michelle Chase's history of women and gender politics in revolutionary Cuba. Restoring to history women's participation in the all-important urban insurrection, and resisting Fidel Castro's triumphant claim that women's emancipation was handed to them as a "revolution within the revolution," this book demonstrates ... More

Keywords: Women, Gender, Revolution, Cuba, urban insurrection, Fidel Castro, counterrevolution, feminism, Communism, oral history, memory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469625003
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625003.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michelle Chase, author