Global Feminisms Since 1945 / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415184915
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/30/2000
  • Series: Rewriting Histories Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Bonnie G. Smith is Professor of History at Rutgers University, and her many books include Changing Lives (Houghton Mifflin, 1989), The Gender of History (Harvard, 1998) and Confessions of a Concierge (Yale, 1985)

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Table of Contents

Series editor's preface
Introduction 1
1 Competing agenda: feminists, Islam, and the state in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Egypt 13
2 Women and revolution in Vietnam 45
3 Gender and nation-building in South Africa 65
4 Female consciousness or feminist consciousness? Women's consciousness raising in community-based struggles in Brazil 81
5 The mother of warriors and her daughters: the women's movement in Kenya 101
6 Minjung feminism: Korean women's movement for gender and class liberation 119
7 Decade of discovery: 'the personal political' 141
8 It's not unusual: gay and lesbian history in Britain 164
9 Feminist critiques of modern Japanese politics 180
10 Organizing women before and after the fall: women's politics in the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia 205
11 Eluding the feminist, overthrowing the modern? Transformations in twentieth-century Iran 235
12 Human rights are women's right: Amnesty International and the family 265
13 The NGO-ization of feminism: institutionalization and institution buiilding within the German women's movements 290
14 Some reflections on United States women of color and the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women and NGO Forum in Beijing, China 305
Index 314
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