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Women in Brazil Caipora Womens Group

Women in Brazil

Caipora Womens Group

Published January 1st 1992
ISBN : 9780853458838
Paperback
124 pages
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In a mosaic of articles, poems and interviews, Women in Brazil paints an evocative picture of life for women in Brazils shanty towns and peasant villages. The book reveals the appalling conditions faced by most women in a country classified by theMoreIn a mosaic of articles, poems and interviews, Women in Brazil paints an evocative picture of life for women in Brazils shanty towns and peasant villages. The book reveals the appalling conditions faced by most women in a country classified by the World Bank as the most unequal in the world. It disentangles and analyses the overlapping forms of discrimination imposed by machismo, racism (for Brazils large black population) and exploitation in factory and farm. Women in Brazil is also optimistic - showing the varied forms of resistance and organisation which have developed over the last twenty years. In a myriad of grassroots organisations - shanty town neighbourhood groups, Christian base communities, peasant associations, trade unions, womens and feminist movements - women have organised to fight back.