Viva explores the growing role of women in Latin America focussing in particular on the construction of gender through political activism and the centrality of gender, class and ethnicity to the ideological construct of `the nation'.

chapter |29 pages

Gender, Racism and the Politics of Identities in Latin America

BySallie Westwood, Sarah A. Radcliffe

chapter |35 pages

The Seeking of Truth and the Gendering of Consciousness

The CoMadres of El Salvador and the CONAVIGUA widows of Guatemala
ByJennifer Schirmer

chapter |23 pages


Women, Environment and Politics in Venezuela 1
ByMaría-Pilar García Guadilla

chapter |24 pages

‘We Learned to Think Politically’

The influence of the Catholic Church and the feminist movement on the emergence of the health movement of the Jardim Nordeste area in São Paulo, Brazil
ByLeda Maria Vieira Machado

chapter |20 pages

Female Consciousness or Feminist Consciousness?

Women's consciousness raising in community-based struggles in Brazil 1
ByYvonne Corcoran-Nantes

chapter |17 pages

Touching the Air

The cultural force of women in Chile
ByCatherine M. Boyle

chapter |24 pages

Adjustment from Below

Low-income women, time and the triple role in Guayaquil, Ecuador
ByCaroline O. N. Moser

chapter |22 pages

‘People Have to Rise Up – Like the Great Women Fighters’

The state and peasant women in Peru
BySarah A. Radcliffe