What is the relationship between democracy and development?
When talking about the social and political needs to support women working in maquiladoras, Aguayo states that “When you organize people, you must help them overcome the fear that is a key ingredient in any authoritarian society. […] people must realize that they have rights. The goal is to produce […] an external manifestation of an internal transformation that is spiritual, ethical, and political. It is like a revelation or liberation that occurs at the moment when someone interiorizes the fact that she is a human being, endowed with dignity and self-respect, and that she has to fight for that dignity to be recognized” (462).
How does this reflection speak to Antonia’s participation in the creation of cooperatives, in the Word of God, or the Zapatista movement? Give two concrete examples.
How is this related to democracy and/or development?
Using Eber, Christine Engla., and Antonia. The Journey of a Tzotzil-Maya Woman of Chiapas, Mexico Pass Well over the Earth . 1st ed. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2011. Print.
De la Fuente, Alejandro (2001) A Nation for All: Race, Inequality and Politics in Twentieth-Century Cuba.
Andaya, Elise (2014) Conceiving Cuba : Reproduction, Women, and the State in the Post-Soviet Era