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Negotiating Love in Post-Revolutionary Nicaragua

The role of love in the reproduction of gender asymmetry


Turid Hagene

Contents: Patronage lifeworlds in religious and work practices – Popular religion and evangelism – Women’s cooperatives in small industry – Life stories of the Esperanza Women – Gender Relations and Women’s Lives – Two forms of Patriarchy: classic and absentee – Post-revolutionary legal regulations – Laws and social reality – Monogamous women with polygynous men? Polimonogamy – Amor compartido and violence – Negotiating changes in gender norms and identities – Many ways to conceive of love – Patriarchy as social system – Elements of the FSLN (Sandinista Front of National Liberation) gender policy and practice.