Elisabeth Friedman's book,Unfinished Transitions: Women and the Gendered Development of Democracy in Venezuela, 1936-1996, makes significant contributions on a number of levels. Her work is useful to scholars interested in issues ranging from democratization to social movements. In particular, this is a valuable work because Venezuela has been traditionally understudied by Latin Americanists and Venezuelan women rarely appear in scholarly works. The narrative that Friedman provides has been up to now a story largely untold. Furthermore, because Venezuela's democratic transition began earlier than in most of Latin America, it provides potential insight into what is in store for other Latin American countries.
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