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Women's movements in the global era : the power of local feminisms

Author: Amrita Basu
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Westview Press, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Women's Movements in the Global Era is a study of the genesis, growth, gains, and dilemmas of womens movements in countries throughout the world. Its focus is on the Global South, where womens movements have engaged in complex negotiations with national and international forces. It challenges widely held assumptions about the Western origins and character of local feminisms. All the authors locate womens movements  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Women's movements in the global era.
Boulder, CO : Westview Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)647893908
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amrita Basu
ISBN: 9780813391779 0813391776
OCLC Number: 701521169
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 495 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction / Amrita Basu --
Africa. South African feminisms : a coming of age? / Elaine Salo ; Ramagwana Rakajeka : opportunities and challenges of the Zimbabwean women's movement / Shereen Essof --
Asia. The women's movement in Pakistan : challenges and achievements / Farida Shaheed ; Feminist deliberative politics in India / Kalpana Kannabiran ; The Chinese women's movement in the context of globalization / Naihua Zhang, Ping-Chun Hsiung --
Europe. Polish feminism between the local and the global : a task of translation / Elzbieta Matynia ; Russian women's activism : two steps forward, one step back / Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom --
Latin America. Contemporary feminisms in Brazil : achievements, shortcomings, and challenges / Cecilia M.B. Sardenberg, Ana Alice Alcantara Costa ; Seeking rights from the Left : gender and sexuality in Latin America / Elisabeth Jay Friedman ; Toward a culturally situated women's rights agenda : reflections from Mexico / Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo --
The Middle East. The demobilization of a Palestinian women's movement : from empowered active militants to powerless and stateless "citizens" / Islah Jad ; The women's movement and feminism in Iran : a glocal perspective / Nayereh Tohidi --
The United States. Intersecting oppressions : rethinking women's movements in the United States / Julie Ajinkya.
Other Titles: Power of local feminisms
Responsibility: Amrita Basu, editor.

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An unparalleled overview of the genesis, growth, gains, and dilemmas of local women's movements around the world, with special attention to Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.  Read more...

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"In this fine collection, Basu and her contributors provide sweeping analyses of diverse feminist and women's movements and organizations in major world regions. Highly recommended." -Choice "In the Read more...

 
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