Women's Activism: Global Perspectives from the 1890s to the Present

Women's Activism: Global Perspectives from the 1890s to the Present


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Women's Activism: Global Perspectives from the 1890s to the Present by Francisca de Haan

Women’s Activism brings together twelve innovative contributions from feminist historians from around the world. They look at how women have always found ways to challenge or fight inequalities and hierarchies as individuals, in international women’s organizations, as political leaders, and in global forums such as the United Nations.

The book is divided into four parts. Part One, Transnational Women’s Activism, brings together three essays about organized women’s activism across borders. The chapters in Part Two, focus on Varieties of Women’s Activism and explore women’s activism in different national and political contexts. Part Three looks at "Race," Colonialism, and Sisterhood, these essays focus on inequalities among women. And Part Four deals with Issues of Women’s Citizenship in two very different contexts: African Jamaican women’s struggle for citizenship in the interwar years and the status of unmarried mothers in Norway during the twentieth century.

This book addresses women’s internationalism and struggle for their rights in the international arena; it deals with racism and colonialism in Australia, India and Europe; women’s movements and political activism in South Africa, Eastern Bengal (Bangladesh), the United Kingdom, Japan and France; and issues of women’s citizenship in Jamaica and Norway.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415535755
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/03/2013
Series: Women's and Gender History Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Francisca de Haan is Professor of Gender Studies at the Central European University,
Budapest, Hungary. Her publications include The Rise of Caring Power. Elizabeth Fry and Josephine Butler in Britain and the Netherlands (Amsterdam University Press, 1999), co-authored with Annemieke van Drenth; and A Biographical Dictionary of Women’s Movements and Feminisms. Central, Eastern, and South Eastern Europe, 19th and 20th Centuries (Central European University Press, 2006), co-edited with Krassimira Daskalova and Anna Loutfi.

June Purvis is Professor of Women’s and Gender History, University of Portsmouth, UK. Her publications include, Emmeline Pankhurst: a biography (2002, Routledge), and The Women’s Suffrage Movement: new feminist perspectives, co-edited with Maroula Joannou (Manchester University Press, 1998 and 2010).

Margaret Allen is Professor Emerita in Gender Studies, University of Adelaide, Australia. Her publications include, as coauthor, Fresh Evidence, New Witnesses Finding Women's History Adelaide, (Stateprint, 1989) and Limited Access: Women's Disadvantage in Higher Education Employment (NTEU, 1995).

Krassmira Daskalova is a Professor of Modern European Cultural History at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, Bulgaria. She is the author, editor and co-editor of fifteen books

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