Introduction; M.J. Diamond. Part I: Western Paradigms: France, Russia, The United States. 1. Olympe de Gouges; M.J. Diamond. 2. Louise Michel and the Paris Commune of 1871: The Performance of Revolution; M.J. Diamond. 3. Medicine and Politics: Dr. Mary Putnam Jacobi and the Paris Commune; J. Harvey. 4. Women and the Russian Revolution; Z. Galili. 5. Women in the Civil Rights Movement: Reform or Revolution; R.L. Blumberg. 6. Women in the Welfare Rights Movement: Reform or Revolution; G. West. Part II: Village Traditions/ Modern Situations: Africa, Iran, India. 7. The Women's War of 1929 in South-Eastern Nigeria; F.I. Abaraonye. 8. Anlu Remembered: The Kom Women's Rebellion of 1958-61; E. Shanklin. 9. Black Women Freedom Fighters in South Africa and in the United States: A Comparative Analysis; R. Terborg-Penn. 10. Fighting on All Fronts; Gendered Spaces, Ethnic Boundaries, the Nigerian Civil War; O. Nnaemeka. 11. Women and the Iranian Revolution: A Village Case Study; M.E. Hegland. 12. Indigenous Feminism, Tribal Radicalism and Grassroots Mobilization in India; A. Basu. Part III: Socialist Transformations in Latin America and Cuba. 13. Women in Revolutionary Movements: Changing Patterns of Latin American Guerrilla Struggle; L.M. Lobao. 14. Women and Political Violence in Contemporary Peru; J. Lazaro. 15. Discursive Tensions and the Subject of Discourse in I, Rigoberta Menchu; F. Negron-Muntaner.16. The Political-Libidinal Economy of the Socialist Female Body: Flesh and Blood, Work and Ideas; S. Bell. Part IV: Women in China from Mao to Market Reforms. 17. Reflections on Women in the Chinese Revolution; M.B. Young. 18. The Other Goes to Market: Gender, Sexuality, and Unruliness in Post-Mao China; L. Schein. Part V: By way of Conclusion. 19. Community and Resistance in Women's Political Cultures; T. Kaplan. Selected Bibliography. Index of Titles. Index of Authors. Index of Names.