"This is a very valuable set of essays offering fresh insights on the international contexts that have shaped feminist agency and women's activism across the modern world. It is of significance to all students and scholars of women's and gender history, women's studies, and feminist politics." - Louise A. Jackson, University of Edinburgh, UK
"Women's Activism: Global Perspectives from the 1980s to the Present is an inspiring work. It offers clear and insightful analysis of complex topics within the women's liberation movement, while engaging the reader in an easy-to-read writing style. As it describes recent forms of activism from the 1980s until the present day, as the title already makes clear, Women's Activism not only offers the reader insights into the history of women's activism, but also offers inspiration to individuals and collectives to continue resisting forms of inequality against women at all levels."
Yvette Wijnandts, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, in Women's Studies International Forum
"The editors of... Women’s Activism: Global Perspectives from the 1890s to the Present, Francisca de Haan, Margaret Allen, June Purvis and Krassimira Daskalova, take as their starting-point a tripartite conceptual framework, set out in an excellent introduction. The three main contentions at the heart of this project are the global interconnectedness of women’s activism for social justice, the need to set aside a single-minded focus on gender as a category of analysis, and the urgency of de-centring Eurocentric perspectives... The global focus of this collection throws the differences between women, and the problems of using ‘gender’ as a single category of analysis, into sharp relief."
Josie McLellan, University of Bristol, UK, in English Historical Review