Amazons of the Huk Rebellion: Gender, Sex, and Revolution in by Vina A. Lanzona

By Vina A. Lanzona

Labeled “Amazons” through the nationwide press, girls performed a principal function within the Huk uprising, probably the most major peasant-based revolutions in glossy Philippine background. As spies, organizers, nurses, couriers, infantrymen, or even army commanders, ladies labored heavily with males to withstand first eastern career and later, after WWII, to problem the hot Philippine republic. yet in the middle of the uncertainty and violence of uprising, those ladies additionally pursued own lives, falling in love, turning into pregnant, and elevating households, frequently with their male comrades-in-arms.

    Drawing on interviews with over 100 veterans of the stream, Vina A. Lanzona explores the Huk uprising from the intimate and collective stories of its girl individuals, demonstrating how their presence, and the advanced questions of gender, kin, and sexuality they provoked, eventually formed the character of the progressive struggle.

 

Winner, Kenneth W. Baldridge Prize for the easiest heritage ebook written by way of a resident of Hawaii, backed by way of Brigham younger University–Hawaii

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