Women’s revolutionary place

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The situation of women in the Third World1 has recently aroused the interest of Western feminist scholars. This welcome effort to understand the complex, rich, and varied situations of women around the world promises to enrich women’s studies and broaden a previously problematic ethnocentric tendency. Inevitably, this shift has also come to inform studies in mass communications. Once we broaden our horizons, we have to consider the relationship between feminism,2 the mass media, and Third World revolutionary movements and governments, because, as Mattelart (1986) has noted, women function as a powerful symbol and source of support for both revolutionary and conservative political forces. In particular, women in Latin America have been active participants in social movements. However, their participation needs to be studied case by case, as there are different groups of women with different interests and a resulting variety of gender politics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWomen Making Meaning
Subtitle of host publicationNew Feminist Directions in Communication
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781317367130
ISBN (Print)0415906296, 9781138940420
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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