To date, the mainstream literature on Mexican politics has said little about women, even though their participation as formal political actors has increased dramatically in the past fifteen years. Somewhat surprisingly, the political participation of women, although well documented in other Latin American countries, has been neglected in the case
Table of Contents
Somos Mujeres Muy Listas -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- The Emerging Role of Women in Mexican Political Life -- The Context: Women in Political Life Worldwide -- Women in Politics: Mexico in Global Perspective -- Mexican Women's Inclusion into Political Life: A Latin American Perspective -- Ten Theses on Women in the Political Life of Latin America -- Supermadre Revisited -- Women in the Mexican Political Arena -- Women and Power in Mexico: The Forgotten Heritage, 1880–1954 -- De la A a la Z: A Feminist Alliance Experience in Mexico -- Everyday Struggles: Women in Urban Popular Movements and Territorially Based Protests in Mexico -- The Role of Women's Nongovernmental Organizations in Mexican Public Life -- Gender and Grassroots Organizing: Lessons from Chiapas -- Women in Politics: Government and Political Parties -- Women and Men, Men and Women: Gender Patterns in Mexican Politics -- Feminist Policies in Contemporary Mexico: Strategies and Viability -- Women in the Local Arena and Municipal Power -- Women in the Border: The Panista Militants of Tijuana and Ciudad Juárez -- Conclusion: Haciendo Política—The Mexican Case in Perspective
Victoria E. Rodriguez is associate professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.