Varieties of Feminism: German Gender Politics in Global Perspective / Edition 1

Varieties of Feminism: German Gender Politics in Global Perspective / Edition 1

by Myra Ferree
ISBN-10:
0804757607
ISBN-13:
9780804757607
Pub. Date:
03/07/2012
Publisher:
Stanford University Press

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Varieties of Feminism: German Gender Politics in Global Perspective / Edition 1

Varieties of Feminism investigates the development of German feminism by contrasting it with women's movements that arise in countries, like the United States, committed to liberalism. With both conservative Christian and social democratic principles framing the feminist discourses and movement goals, which in turn shape public policy gains, Germany provides a tantalizing case study of gender politics done differently.

The German feminist trajectory reflects new political opportunities created first by national reunification and later, by European Union integration, as well as by historically established assumptions about social justice, family values, and state responsibility for the common good. Tracing the opportunities, constraints, and conflicts generated by using class struggle as the framework for gender mobilization—juxtaposing this with the liberal tradition where gender and race are more typically framed as similar—Ferree reveals how German feminists developed strategies and movement priorities quite different from those in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804757607
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 03/07/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,322,192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments....................ix
List of Abbreviations....................xv
1 Practical Theory and the Politics of Gender....................1
2 creating Women citizens: national frameworks for Gender equality and self-determination, 1848–1968....................25
3 Women Themselves Will decide: Autonomous feminist Mobilization, 1968–1978....................53
4 Women Help Women: The Women's Project Movement, 1975–1985....................83
6 You can't Make a state Without Women: German Unification, 1990–1995....................144
7 Kissing the frog? Butler, Beijing, and Brussels remake Gender relations, 1995–2005....................176
8 feminism, families, and the future: Practical Theory and Global Gender Politics in the Twenty-first century....................201
Glossary....................233
Notes....................237
References....................267
Index....................289

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