This March, Jeffrey W. Rubin and Emma Sokoloff-Rubin begin the first in a series of talks on their book, Sustaining Activism: A Brazilian Women's Movement and a Father-Daughter Collaboration. In 1986, a group of young Brazilian women started a movement to secure economic rights for rural women and transform women's roles in their homes and communities. Together with activists across the country, they built a new democracy in the wake of a military dictatorship. In Sustaining Activism, Jeffrey W. Rubin and Emma Sokoloff-Rubin tell the behind-the-scenes story of this remarkable movement. As a father-daughter team, they describe the challenges of ethnographic research and the way their collaboration gave them a unique window into a fiery struggle for equality.
Sonia E. Alvarez, Leonard J. Horwitz Professor of Latin American Politics and Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, describes this unique book: "Sustaining Activism opens an intimate window onto the personal and political forces that propel grassroots women's activism in rural southern Brazil. Just as the women of Ibiraiaras and Sananduva invited Emma and Jeff into their kitchens and meeting halls, so the unique father-daughter dialogue that unfolds in this sophisticated yet highly accessible book lets us into those women's lives. This singular collaborative ethnography will be a treasured resource for students, scholars, and all those wishing to 're-enchant' politics."
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Jeffrey W. Rubin and Emma Sokoloff-Rubin are also giving a number of talks at universities. A detailed listing of those, and all of DUP author events, is available on our Google calendar.
To read the introduction to Sustaining Activism click here.