ERIC Number: ED470936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
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Contributions for Strengthening and Promoting Processes of Social Organizations Into Organizations with Political Processes.
Giraldo, Monica Arboleda
A qualitative study examined how formal and informal social and cultural learning for political action was incorporated into two women's organizations in Colombia: the Association of Daycare Mothers and the Community Mothers. Research was guided by the historic hermeneutic method, which identifies experience through the narrative testimonies of participants. The epistemological foundations of the study included social psychology of need, radical democratic feminism, and the logic of collective action. Techniques used were narrative and memory workshops. Among the specific questions examined were the following: How have these organizations participated in political spaces? How are they established as a political alternative in the public space? How do traditional political parties influence political participation? What personal implications does the role of political actor have? What advice, assistance, and training did the women receive? It was found that through their political participation, these women are fostering a new public space in which feminine and masculine identities have the same possibilities and opportunities. They mobilize resources and tools in support of their community, their children, and women who are otherwise marginalized. (Contains 23 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Development, Developing Nations, Disadvantaged, Females, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Hermeneutics, Informal Education, Mothers, Political Attitudes, Political Influences, Political Socialization, Qualitative Research, Self Help Programs, Social Organizations
For full text: http://www.coe.uga.edu/hsp/monographs2/giraldo.pdf. For full text in Spanish: http://www.coe.uga.edu/hsp/monographs2/giraldospanish.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Translations
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Identifiers - Location: Colombia