Multidisciplinary Views of Women Debated at International Colloquium in Havana

2010.02.28 - 20:34:48 /

HAVANA, Cuba.- Multidisciplinary and varied views were debated by participants in the International Colloquium of Women and the Environment in Latin American and Caribbean History and Culture, which wound up on Friday at Havana’s Casa de las Americas cultural institution.


Doctor Luisa Campuzano, director of the Program on Women Studies of that prestigious center, told ACN that the meeting included the presentation on 50 papers and that it was attended by specialists from Latin America, the United States, Canada and Europe.


She described topics tackled as very rich, from issues in the fields of arts and letters to others in those of social and natural sciences.


In this regard, she said that delegates took into account technical aspects, future projects, analyses linked to critical schools of thought, and life experiences and stories, all of them seen from the perspective of gender.


Tributes to notable writers like Dora Alonso -on the occasion of the centennial of her birth- were made, as well as to exceptional writers like Maria Teresa del Valle and Maria Elena Ibarra.


Among the most attractive lectures were those given by two Spanish experts: Maria Jose Guerra, who spoke about Echo-feminism, inequalities and globalization; and Marina Subirats, who focused on the crisis of man and old and new masculinities.


Another session full of dynamism was the one devoted to rural women in Cuba, where participants tackled the changes brought about by the Revolution in this sphere and the ancient male chauvinism, which is even unconsciously practiced by women themselves due to its transmission in the home environment from generation to generation.


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