Goodbye 'Manguard'?: Women and the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela
LE3 .A278 2011
Masters of Arts
This thesis examines the political role of women in the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela and attempts to fill a void within the literature. While authors cite the importance of women in the revolution, little published work has explored the phenomenon. Seven interviews and four discussion groups with women in Carora in the state of Lara were completed. Most of these women discussed the importance of education and consciousness raising to the movement for socialism. Huge numbers of women have embraced the free educational missions and are arguably, becoming organic intellectuals of the working class. As women are becoming educated in huge numbers and recognize the importance of raising consciousness, the author argues that there is the potential for women to become an important part of the consciousness raising vanguard.
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