Women's Rights and Human Rights: International Historical Perspectives

Women's Rights and Human Rights: International Historical Perspectives

by P. Grimshaw, K. Holmes, M. Lake

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Original essays explore the breadth and creativity of women's struggles for human rights, citizenship, and social justice across the world. The editors bring together 20 contributions by scholars to cover the historical, political, and social contexts of women's rights and activism.Patricia Grimshaw is Max Crawford Professor of History, University of Melbourne.

Author Biography: Katie Holmes is Senior Lecturer in Women's Studies at LaTrobe University, Australia.

Author Biography: Marilyn Lake is Professor of History, at LaTrobe University, Australia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349421411
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

SHIRIN AKHTAR Lecturer, Department of History, Jahangirnager University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
LEORA AUSLANDER Lecturer in European History, University of Chicago
IDA BLOM Professor of Women's History, University of Bergen, Norway
EILEEN BORIS Professor of Women and Gender Studies, University of Virginia
ANNE DICKSON-WAIKO Lecturer in History and Gender Studies, University of Papua, New Guinea
LINDA EDMONDSON Research Fellow, Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham
JANE KANI EDWARD Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
NORIYO HAYAKAWA Lecturer in Gender Studies, Yokohama National University, Japan
NANCY HEWITT Professor of History and Women's Studies, Rutgers University
JACKIE HUGGINS Deputy Director, ATSI Research Unit, University of Queensland, Australia
DELORES JANIEWSKI Senior Lecturer, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
LILIKALA KAME'ELEIHIWA Director of the Centre for Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawai'i, Manoa
TEMMA KAPLAN Professor of History and Women's Studies, State University, New York
CHARLOTTE MACDONALD History Department, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
SONYA MICHEL Lecturer, History of Women and Gender in the United States, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
CLARE MIDGLEY Senior Lecturer, Women's History and Gender Studies, London Guildhall University
KAREN OFFEN Historian affiliated with the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Stanford University
KAY SAUNDERS Reader in History, University of Queensland
ISABEL TARRAGO Queensland Premier's Advisor on Women and Reconcilation
DEBORAH GRAY WHITE Professor of History, Rutgers University

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Notes on the Contributors Introduction; M.Lake, K.Holmes & P.Grimshaw PART I: LEGACIES OF IMPERIALISM British Women, Women's Rights and Empire, 1790-1850; C.Midgley Nationalism, Colonialism and Women: The Case of the World's Woman's Christian Temperance Union in Japan; N.Hayakawa Reading the Silences: Suffrage Activists and Race in Nineteenth-Century Settler Societies; P.Grimshaw Women, Individual Human Rights, Community Rights: Tensions within the Papua New Guinea State; A.Dickson-Waiko Na-Wa-Hine Kapu: Divine Hawaiian Women; L.Kame'eleihiwa Reconciling Our Mothers' Lives: Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Women Coming Together; J.Huggins, K.Saunders & I.Tarrago Margaret Mead and the Ambiguities of Sexual Citizenship for Women; D.Janiewski PART II: NEGOTIATING NATIONAL CITIZENSHIP Rerooting American Women's Activism: Global Perspectives on 1848; N.Hewitt Women's Suffrage, Citizenship Law and National Identity: Gendering the Nation-State in France and Germany, 1871-1918; L.Auslander Gender and Citizenship in Russia, 1860-1920: Issues of Equality and Difference; L.Edmondson Emily's Dream: A Women's Memorial Building and a History without Walls: Citizenship and the Politics of Remembrance in 1930-40s New Zealand; C.Macdonald From Family Rights to Individual Rights in Women's National Citizenship in Norway, 1888-1905; I.Blom Social Citizenship and Women's Right to Work in Postwar America; E.Boris & S.Michel The Status of Widows in Bangladesh; S.Akhtar PART III: WOMEN WORKING INTERNATIONALLY Nationalism and Feminism in the Black Atlantic; D.G.White Women's Rights of Human Rights? International Feminism between the Wars; K.Offen From Self-Determination (via Protection) to Equality (via Non-Discrimination): Defining Women's Rights at the League of Nations and the United Nations; M.Lake South Sudanese Refugee Women: Questioning the Past, Imagining the Future; J.K.Edward Women's Rights as Human Rights: Grassroots Women Redefine Citizenship in a Global Context; T.Kaplan Select Bibliography Index

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