ERIC Number: ED184772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Mar-8
Reference Count: N/A
Mexican Women in the United States: Struggles Past and Present. Occasional Paper No. 2.
Mora, Magdalena, Ed.; Del Castillo, Adelaida R., Ed.
The primary objective of this volume of 22 essays is the documentation and appraisal of Mexican women's participation in the struggle against national oppression, class exploitation and sexism. Part One deals with integration and development, with three articles referring to the Chicana and her role as activist and woman in the Chicano movement. Three other articles, addressing the political integration and development of women, focus on the issue of female liberation. Part Two deals with sterilization abuse, first presenting an overview of the predominantly punitive rationale underlying the advocacy of sterilization in this country and then describing the case of 10 women in Los Angeles who, after being sterilized without having given informed consent, filed a civil action suit against the medical institution in which the sterilizations were performed. Part Three deals with labor activity and focuses on the exploitation of Mexican women by such groups as the apparel and electronics industries. Part Four documents past struggles; its essays discuss (1) incipient labor activities in 19th century Mexico, (2) the situation of working class women in the Southwest, (3) Sara Estela Ramirez, a leader in the Partido Liberal Mexicano, and (4) organization drives of the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union. The final part features a collection of four essays on the lives and times of individual Mexican women. Appended is an article titled "Profile of the Chicana: A Statistical Fact Sheet." (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Activism, Court Litigation, Demography, Employed Women, Essays, Females, Feminism, Labor Force, Labor Problems, Labor Relations, Life Style, Mexican Americans, Politics, Sex Role, Social Action, Social Attitudes, Social Change, Spanish Speaking
Chicano Studies Research Center, Publications, University of California/Los Angeles, 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024 ($13.40, California residents include sales tax $ .76)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Chicano Studies Center.