Global Feminisms Since 1945 / Edition 1

Global Feminisms Since 1945 / Edition 1

by Bonnie G. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415184916

ISBN-13: 9780415184915

Pub. Date: 08/30/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Global Feminisms Since 1945 is an innovative historical introduction to the issues of contemporary feminism, with a truly global perspective. It is a concise anthology considering the similarities and differences between feminisms in West and East, North and South, and highlighting class, racial, ethnic and imperial tensions and claims in the twentieth

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Global Feminisms Since 1945 is an innovative historical introduction to the issues of contemporary feminism, with a truly global perspective. It is a concise anthology considering the similarities and differences between feminisms in West and East, North and South, and highlighting class, racial, ethnic and imperial tensions and claims in the twentieth century. The book analyses the roots, development and, in some cases, the conclusions of feminisms and how they have interacted.
From the European and American feminist movements to those in the ex-Soviet Union and women's rights groups in Africa and East Asia, Global Feminisms Since 1945 examines the key economic, technological, sexual, reproductive, ecological and political debates.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415184915
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/30/2000
Series:
Rewriting Histories Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Sales rank:
264,254
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Series editor's preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Competing agenda: feminists, Islam, and the state in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Egypt13
2Women and revolution in Vietnam45
3Gender and nation-building in South Africa65
4Female consciousness or feminist consciousness? Women's consciousness raising in community-based struggles in Brazil81
5The mother of warriors and her daughters: the women's movement in Kenya101
6Minjung feminism: Korean women's movement for gender and class liberation119
7Decade of discovery: 'the personal political'141
8It's not unusual: gay and lesbian history in Britain164
9Feminist critiques of modern Japanese politics180
10Organizing women before and after the fall: women's politics in the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia205
11Eluding the feminist, overthrowing the modern? Transformations in twentieth-century Iran235
12Human rights are women's right: Amnesty International and the family265
13The NGO-ization of feminism: institutionalization and institution buiilding within the German women's movements290
14Some reflections on United States women of color and the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women and NGO Forum in Beijing, China305
Index314

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