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“I Am Not Just a Feminist Eight Hours a Day”: Youth Gender Justice Activism in Ecuador and Peru
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health.
2015 (English)In: Gender & Society, ISSN 0891-2432, E-ISSN 1552-3977, Vol. 29, no 6, 888-913 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article focuses on youth feminist political action in Ecuador and Peru and its relationship to contemporary gender hierarchies. I examine how and why youth gender justice activists understand their political action differently from the professionalized adult feminists who mobilize them. Grounded theory was used to collect and analyze interviews with 21 young women and men activists on gender justice. Youth activists seek cultural changes using social advocacy to target the family, household, and intimate partnerships, what I describe as politicizing the sociocultural. They develop new ways of perceiving political action in response to challenges produced by emergent gender hierarchies, which they understand as blurred gender inequalities or processes that simultaneously enable and constrain gender equality.

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2015. Vol. 29, no 6, 888-913 p.
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feminism, gender, generation, Latin America, youth
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-108302DOI: 10.1177/0891243215599647ISI: 000365257900006OAI: diva2:852294
Available from: 2015-09-08 Created: 2015-09-08 Last updated: 2015-12-18Bibliographically approved

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