index
Page numbers in italics refer to photographs.
adult education, 93, 127–29
Afro-Brazilians, 50–51
Afro Reggae Cultural Group, 28, 124
agriculture: diversification projects in,
23–24; military dictatorship policies
on, 18–19; in Rio Grande do Sul, 3–5,
16–19, 23–24, 41–42; small farmers’
movement in, 48, 110; sustainable
and organic practices in, 25–26, 63,
73, 78, 96–99; traditional rural life
and, 83–84, 95; women’s daily labor
in, 63–66, 78, 104–5
Allende, Salvador, 53, 54
Alliance for Progress, 52
alternative pharmacies, 25, 79, 87, 155;
collective management of, 102;
development grants for, 106; discus-
sions on gender equality in, 102–6; in
Ibiraiaras, 101–6; products and ser-
vices offered by, 101–2, 106; at the
Quitanda cooperative market, 49,
106, 155; training workshops for, 80–
85, 106
Alvarez, Sonia, 169n7
Aracruz Inc., 45–46, 112, 149–50, 152–53
Arbenz, Jacobo, 173n8
Assembléia Estadual, 70
Benedetti, Ari (Didi), 38; defiance of
parents by, 10–11, 127; farming by,
126–27; land reform activism of, 11;
photos of, 93; youth group activism
of, 6–11
Benedetti, Davi, 44, 113, 127
Benedetti, Natália, 38, 113, 127
Benjamin, Walter, 174n1
Bishop Orlando. See Dotti, Orlando
black culture, 50–51
Boal, Augusto, 77
bolsa familia, 46
Bonês, Gessi, ix, 106; activist identity
and skills of, 38, 44–45, 145–48, 159;
autonomous local activism of, 153;
departure from the women’s move-
ment by, 38–39, 151–52, 153; educa-
tion of, 5, 8–9, 127–29; on gender,
147–48; health department position
of, 38–49, 71, 126–27, 152–53; home
life of, 38, 40–41, 44, 126–27; land
reform activism of, 11–12; on move-
ment flexibility, 145–46, 150–51; par-
ents of, ix, 3, 5, 133, 134; photos of, 4,
11–12, 39, 94; profile of, 129–30, 134;
Quitanda cooperative market of, 49,
155; social services job of, 129; youth
group activism of, 6–10, 40. See also
Movement of Rural Women Workers
Bonês, Ivone, 26; autonomous local
activism of, 153; departure from the
women’s movement of, 119; on
impact of the women’s movement,
68; maid job of, 126–27; on Milton
Viario, 75; on Mônica Marchesini,
62–63, 67; on Mothers’ Clubs, 66;
openness and independence of, 62,
118, 139–40, 159; parents of, ix, 133,
134; photos of, 70, 89, 94, 114, 124;
profile of, 130–35; relationship with
Vania of, 113–19, 131–35, 159; youth
group activism of, 6–8, 116–17
Brumer, Anita, 170n9
Bush, George W., 125
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