IJSSH 2014 Vol.4(5): 362-365 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2014.V4.379

Political Culture among Latin American Feminists’ Collectives: Issues Related to Women's Bodies in Politics

Gloria M. Mora
Abstract—On this paper, we reflect on the relation between the traditional Latin American politics and issues related to women´s bodies in current politics. By analyzing the discourses of activists of feminist collectives from Chile, Mexico and Uruguay, we show how the category of “body” is necessary to understand the feminist movement and the way in which the issue of women´s bodies appears in politics. Also, we propose that discussions about women´s bodies in the public sphere renew ways to make politics and strain the relations between governments and feminist collectives.

Index Terms—Body, women, feminist movement, politics.

G. M. Mora is with the University of Santiago of Chile, Santiago, RM 7500618 Chile and she is with the Studies Unit in Latin American Communities, Department of Psychology of the University of Chile (e-mail: gloria.mora@usach.cl).

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Cite: Gloria M. Mora, " Political Culture among Latin American Feminists’ Collectives: Issues Related to Women's Bodies in Politics," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 362-365, 2014.

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