This volume represents more than just a collection of chapters and bibliographic sources. For us, it provides another example of collective solidarity, hard work, and a relentless commitment to contribute to the process of advancing and transforming knowledge about women's condition. It attempts to update and assess how scholarship on women has impacted different disciplines and fields and examines the multivariate conditions and responses to immediate and long-term realities generated by women from different LatinAmerican and Caribbean countries. The editors hope that this publication, modest as it may be, will be a useful tool to other researchers, educators, and students in their efforts at pursuing and expanding the knowledge and visions that will make our different societies more just and liberating for all their citizens.
Acknowledgments -- Introduction /Edna Acosta-Belen and Christine E. Bose -- 1. Women in Latin America: Current Research Trends /Asuncion Lavrin -- 2. Gender and National Politics: Issues and Trends in Women's Participation in Latin American Movements /Norma Stoltz Chinchilla -- 3. Women in the Development Process in Latin America -- and the Caribbean /Edna Acosta-Belen and Christine E. Bose -- 4. Anthropological Research on Latin American Women: Past Trends and New Directions for the 1990s /Lynn Stephen -- 5. Research on Migration and Women in Latin America and the Caribbean /Elsa M. Chaney -- 6. Women's Writing in Latin America: Critical Trends and Priorities, Margarite Fernandez Olmos -- 7. Doing It for Themselves: Women's Research and Action in the Commonwealth Caribbean, A. Lynn Bolles -- 8. Defining a Common Ground: The Theoretical Meeting of Women's, Ethnic, and Area Studies, Edna Acosta-Belen -- About the Contributors -- Name Index -- Subject Index -- About the Book and Editors.