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."
172 Allen St, New York, NY
Modern Times Bookstore
2919 24th Street, San Francisco, CA
8 Main St, Amherst, MA
University Book Store
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA
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.