Modern Times Bookstore Collective welcomes Jeffrey Rubin and Emma Sokoloff-Rubin, authors of Sustaining Activism: A Brazilian Women’s Movement and a Father-Daughter Collaboration (March 2013).
This compelling story by a father-daughter research team reveals the ways their collaboration gave them a unique window into a fiery struggle for equality by the Brazilian women activists they were studying and discusses the challenges they faced.
The Rubins describe how they worked together in the field, how their relationship affected their work, and how their father-daughter status enhanced the conversations they had with the Brazilian activists they were studying. Emma was a teenager when they first lived in Brazil and, after that first trip, she and Jeff realized that her observational skills could add to his analytical approach. Sustaining Activism offers a model for how academics can bring their families into their work, even when—or especially when—their work takes them outside the United States.