Amazons of the Huk Rebellion

Amazons of the Huk Rebellion

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Labeled a€œAmazonsa€ 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 first Japanese occupation and later, 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 from the intimate and collective experiences of its female participants, demonstrating how their presence, and the complex questions of gender, family, and sexuality they provoked, ultimately shaped the nature of the revolutionary struggle. Winner, Kenneth W. Baldridge Prize for the best history book written by a resident of Hawaii, sponsored by Brigham Young Universitya€“HawaiiAs a young woman Celia benefited from an excellent education at the University ofthe Philippines (UP), where she obtained a ... After graduating in 1935 Celia became a high school teacher, and a year later she took the civil service examinations. ... Although she was devoted to her career as a government bureaucrat, she continued to seek answers to the questions that had troubled her since childhood.

Title:Amazons of the Huk Rebellion
Author: Vina A. Lanzona
Publisher:Univ of Wisconsin Press - 2009-04-22

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