Women’s Dream of Land

By Sonia Fatima Schwendler.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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This paper analyses Tetê Moraes’s films “Land For Rose” (1987) and “Rose’s Dream: Ten Years Later”, in terms of the landless women’s contribution to the major social movement in Latin America, the MST (The Movement of the Landless Rural Workers of Brazil). Emancipatory moves and more upfront positions in the first confrontational stage will be seen to be followed by a return to previous patterns, based on their previous life experiences in the second stage of partial stability in the settlements. It concludes that, whilst growing female participation in social movements may trigger a reconstruction of gender roles, spaces historically marked by a traditional sexual division of labour tend to sustain an oppressive patriarchal culture.

Keywords: Land for Rose, Rose’s Dream, Landless Women, Gender Roles, Brazilian Social Movements

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 10, pp.179-190. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.220MB).

Sonia Fatima Schwendler

Ph.D Candidate, University of London, London, UK

Lecturer in Education at the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil. PhD candidate at Queen Mary, University of London - UK, under the supervision of Professor Else R. Vieira.

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