Contents: Patronage lifeworlds in religious and work practices - Popular religion and evangelism - Women's cooperatives in small industry - Life stories of the Esperanza Women - Gender Relations and Women's Lives - Two forms of Patriarchy: classic and absentee - Post-revolutionary legal regulations - Laws and social reality - Monogamous women with polygynous men? Polimonogamy - Amor compartido and violence - Negotiating changes in gender norms and identities - Many ways to conceive of love - Patriarchy as social system - Elements of the FSLN (Sandinista Front of National Liberation) gender policy and practice.
The Author: Turid Hagene is associate professor working on Latin American contemporary history, gender issues and democracy and participation at the Center for Multicultural and International Studies, Oslo University College. She was educated at the University of Oslo, University of Stockholm, and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), where she has also been a visiting researcher. She has worked in international cooperation in Uganda and Nicaragua.