×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Global Feminism: Transnational Women's Activism, Organizing, and Human Rights / Edition 1
     

Global Feminism: Transnational Women's Activism, Organizing, and Human Rights / Edition 1

by Myra Marx Ferree, Aili Mari Tripp
 

See All Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0814727360

ISBN-13: 9780814727362

Pub. Date: 07/01/2006

Publisher: New York University Press

Increasingly feminists around the world have successfully campaigned for recognition of women's full personhood and empowerment. Global Feminism explores the social and political developments that have energized this movement. Drawn from an international group of scholars and activists, the authors of these original essays assess both the opportunities that

Overview

Increasingly feminists around the world have successfully campaigned for recognition of women's full personhood and empowerment. Global Feminism explores the social and political developments that have energized this movement. Drawn from an international group of scholars and activists, the authors of these original essays assess both the opportunities that transnationalism has created and the tensions it has inadvertently fostered. By focusing on both the local and global struggles of today's feminist activists this important volume reveals much about women's changing rights, treatment and impact in the global world.

Contributors: Melinda Adams, Aida Bagic, Yakin Ertürk, Myra Marx Ferree, Amy G. Mazur, Dorothy E. McBride, Hilkka Pietilä, Tetyana Pudrovska, Margaret Snyder, Sarah Swider, Aili Mari Tripp, Nira Yuval-Davis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814727362
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2006
Pages:
325
Sales rank:
641,687
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Part I
1 Globalization and Feminism: Opportunities and Obstacles for Activism in the Global Arena
Myra Marx Ferree
2 Unlikely Godmother: The UN and the Global Women’s Movement
Margaret Snyder
3 The Evolution of Transnational Feminisms: Consensus, Conflict, and New Dynamics
Aili Mari Tripp
Part II
4 Turkey’s Modern Paradoxes: Identity Politics, Women’s Agency, and Universal Rights
Yakin Ertürk
5 Working Women of the World Unite? Labor Organizing and Transnational Gender Solidarity among Domestic Workers in Hong Kong
Sarah Swider
6 Women’s Organizing in Post-Yugoslav Countries: Talking about “Donors”
Aida Bagi´c
7 Women as Agents for Development: Learning from the Experiences of Women in Finland?
Hilkka Pietilä
Part III
8 Regional Women’s Activism: African Women’s Networks and the African Union
Melinda Adams
9 Measuring Feminist Mobilization: Cross-National Convergences and
Transnational Networks in Western Europe
Dorothy E. McBride and Amy G. Mazur
10 Transnational Feminist NGOs on the Web: Networks and Identities in the Global North and South
Myra Marx Ferree and Tetyana Pudrovska
Part IV
11 Human/Women’s Rights and Feminist Transversal Politics
Nira Yuval-Davis
12 Challenges in Transnational Feminist Mobilization
Aili Mari Tripp
About the Contributors
Index

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews