Women and Rebel Communities in the Cuban Insurgent Movement, 1952–1959

by Linda Klouzal

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Acronyms

Cuba: Historical Timeline


1. The Micro-Level of Insurgent Struggle

Introduction to the Project

Data and Methods

The Literatures

The Literature on Cuba

The Sociology of Revolutions Literature

The Feminist Literature

Findings

Concerning Leaders

Politicization and Mobilization

The Insurgent Movement

Women in Cuba's Revolution

Overview of Chapters


2. Insurgent Narratives

Amaranta

Fernanda

Petra

Pilar

Delsa Esther "Teté" Puebla

Renata

Sofía

Remedios

Conclusion


3. Recruitment: Getting Involved

Political Vision: What People Fought For and Against

Learning about Resistance: Not Just Any History Lesson

Relational Avenues of Recruitment

State Violence and Recruitment

Conclusion


4. Tyrannical Praxis: State Violence and Insurrection

State Violence and the Cuban Insurrection

Moncada, Object Lesson in State Violence

State Violence and Resistance

The Nature of State Violence under Batista

Community Involvement as a Response to State Violence

Emotions and Insurrection

Conclusion


5. The Grassroots Nature of Resistance

The Structure of the Opposition Movement

Community Bases of Insurgent Organizing

The Student Movement: Legacy of a Political Culture

The Labor Movement: Institutional Resources

The Civic Resistance: Forging a Popular Movement

The Joint Civic Institutions: Community Leaders and Influence

Community Bases of Politicization

Conclusion


6. Women in the Cuban Insurgency

Hero Narratives

Feminist Critiques of the Revolutions Literature

Gender and Insurgent Recruitment

A Theory of Women's Recruitment

Rebels' Method of Mobilizing

The Social Support Bases of the July 26 Movement

Micro-Level Networks

Stages of Recruitment

Ideological Factors

Women's Insurgent Activism

Women in the Llano

The Civic Resistance: The Significance of a "Support" Sector

High Risk, Combat, and Leadership Roles

Special Features of the Llano

The Sierra

Conclusion


Conclusion

References

Index


 

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