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dc.contributor.authordel la Varis-Woodcock, Victoria Julietta Vera
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-09T00:51:51Z
dc.date.available2016-12-09T00:51:51Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/10073
dc.description.abstractChile’s neoliberal political economy appears to frustrate women’s empowerment. The privatisation of social services combines with minimalist social provisioning to make women’s social reproduction burdens greater. Cultural expectations linking women’s identities to care complicate the stringencies of the neoliberal context. The research carries out a qualitative investigation into the empowerment practices of ComunidadMujer, a prominent feminist organisation with a history of activism on women's equality issues. By comparing their practices with the testimonies of diverse Chilean women sharing their experiences, this research reveals that ComunidadMujer’s discourses exemplify, rather than challenge neoliberal logic. An interpretative exploration of the data uncovers women’s uncertainty and disempowerment, not due entirely to conditions of socio-economic equality, but also to certain problematic discourses inflecting subjectivity, which disregard social reproduction.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.titleSearching for empowerment : Chilean women & the case of ComunidadMujer : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Politics at Massey University, Manawatu, New Zealanden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePoliticsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US


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