Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://repositorio.ufba.br/handle/ri/6924
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorSardenberg, Cecília Maria Bacellar-
dc.creatorSardenberg, Cecília Maria Bacellar-
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-10T03:49:31Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-10T03:49:31Z-
dc.date.issued2012-10-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.repositorio.ufba.br/ri/handle/ri/6924-
dc.descriptionThis paper is a revised and expanded version of a Background Paper originally elaborated for UNFPA’s 2008 State of World Population Report. November, 2007pt_BR
dc.description.abstractMy purpose in this paper is to dwell on the relevance of “culture” to the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment, with an emphasis on Latin America. In order to better carry out the proposed tasks, I begin with a discussion of what is understood by gender equality and women’s empowerment, and how “culture” has been factored in. Next, I will deal with the current debate on “culture”, delineating the perspective that underlies this work. I will argue that notions of gender are always social and cultural constructions and, as such, open to challenge and change. Finally, I will offer a view of some of the different feminist and women’s movements in the region, looking, in particular, at their struggles over “meaning” – that is, at the “cultural politics” of these movements (Alvarez, Dagnino and Escobar 1998) - and how they challenge and negotiate culture in promoting change towards gender equality. In special, I will dwell into cultural constructs of motherhood, domesticity, marital and sexual rights, and race and ethnicity as they have been built within a patriarchal paradigm that still remains strong throughout Latin America, pointing at how women have challenged them in ways that have contributed to struggles towards gender equality and women’s empowerment in different countries of the region.pt_BR
dc.description.sponsorshipUNFPApt_BR
dc.language.isoen_USpt_BR
dc.subjectgender equalitypt_BR
dc.subjectculture and developmentpt_BR
dc.subjectwomen's empowermentpt_BR
dc.subjectWomen in Latin Americapt_BR
dc.subjectwomen's movementspt_BR
dc.titleNEGOTIATING CULTURE IN THE PROMOTION OF GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT IN LATIN AMERICApt_BR
dc.typeOutrospt_BR
dc.description.localpubSalvador, Bahiapt_BR
dc.identifier.numberBackground Paper elaborated for UNFPA 's 2008 Stateof the World Reportpt_BR
Appears in Collections:Outros (PPGA)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Negotiating Culture in Promotion of Gender Equality.pdf335,08 kBAdobe PDFView/Open


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.