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ERIC Number: EJ880840
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0005-2604
Lideres Campesinas: Nepantla Strategies and Grassroots Organizing at the Intersection of Gender and Globalization
Blackwell, Maylei
Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, v35 n1 p13-47 Spr 2010
Based on a collaborative ethnography with Lideres Campesinas, a state-wide farmworker women's organization in California, this essay explores how activists have created multi-issued organizing strategies grounded in family structures and a community-based social world. Building on Gloria Anzaldua's theory of nepantla, it illustrates how campesina organizers create sources of empowerment from their binational life experiences and new forms of gendered grassroots leadership that navigate the overlapping hybrid hegemonies produced by U.S., Mexican, and migrant relations of power. The author argues that immigrant women's organizing challenges the racialized and gendered forms of structural violence exacerbated by neoliberal globalization and serves as an unrecognized source of transnational feminist theorizing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California