Re-dyeing the cloth: The women's political platform and Trinidad and Tobago's general election of 1995

Authors
Citation
De. Wells, Re-dyeing the cloth: The women's political platform and Trinidad and Tobago's general election of 1995, IDENTITIES, 5(4), 1999, pp. 543-568
Citations number
64
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Sociology & Antropology
Journal title
IDENTITIES-GLOBAL STUDIES IN CULTURE AND POWER
ISSN journal
1070-289X → ACNP
Volume
5
Issue
4
Year of publication
1999
Pages
543 - 568
Database
ISI
SICI code
1070-289X(199904)5:4<543:RTCTWP>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Abstract
This paper explores the relationship among political action, gender identit ies, and the post-colonial nation-building project in Trinidad and Tobago. Specifically, it discusses the role of the Women's Political Platform durin g the 1995 General Elections. It shows how this gender-specific group's foc us on issues re-framed the historical relationship between ethnicity and po litics in this setting. Finally, it suggests why women in Trinidad and Toba ,oo are singularly positioned to "redye" the nation.