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Amazons Of The Huk Rebellion: Gender, Sex, And Revolution In The Philippines
Amazons Of The Huk Rebellion: Gender, Sex, And Revolution In The Philippines
Category Politics
 Women
Publisher Ateneo Press
Author Vina A. Lanzona
Pages 388pp, 670g
Dimension 6 x 9
Copyright 2010
Price US$ 45.95
 Bookpaper ISBN9715506236

Labeled “Amazons” by the national press, women played a central role in the Huk rebellion, one of the most significant peasant-based revolutions in modern Philippine history. As spies, organizers, nurses, couriers, soldiers, and even military commanders, women worked closely with men to resist the Japanese occupation and, after WWII, to challenge the new Philippine republic. But in the midst of the uncertainty and violence of rebellion, these women also pursued personal lives, falling in love, becoming pregnant, and raising families, often with their male comrades-in-arms. Drawing on interviews with over one hundred veterans of the movement, Vina A. Lanzona explores the Huk rebellion through the individual and collective experiences of its female participants. Rescuing Huk women from their previous obscurity, she demonstrates how their presence raised complex questions of gender, family, and sexuality, and ultimately shaped the nature of the revolutionary struggle.

Vina A. Lanzona was born and raised in Manila and attended the Ateneo de Manila University. She completed her M.A. at the New School for Social Research in New York City and her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is currently an associate professor of history at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

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