chapter  7
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Probing "Morality" and State Violence: Feminist Values and Communicative Interaction in Prison Testimonies in India and Argentina

The last five decades of this century have been marked by an increased participation of women in political struggles in India and Latin America. From the Tebhaga movement and the Telangana People's Struggle in the 1940s to the Naxalite movement which started in the 1960s, through the radical movements of the Guatemalan Indians in the 1970s to the Sandinista wars of the 1980s, women have played a prominent role in the liberation of their communities. From these experiences of struggle have emerged important feminist critiques of the hegemonic or authoritarian states in which they battle for survival.