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Globalizing feminisms, 1789-1945

Author: Karen M Offen
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Series: Rewriting histories.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This definitive reader presents a coherent, comprehensive, and comparative collective history of women's activism throughout the world. The chapters are supported by a global timeline of events.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen M Offen
ISBN: 9780415778671 0415778670 9780415778688 0415778689
OCLC Number: 311789932
Description: xxxvi, 433 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Opening out national histories of feminisms --
Was Mary Wollstonecraft a feminist? A comparative re-reading of A vindication of the rights of woman, 1792-1992 / Karen Offen --
Re-rooting American women's activism: global perspectives on 1848 / Nancy A. Hewitt --
Liberty, equality, morality: the attempt to sustain an international campaign against the double sexual standard, 1875-1906 / Anne Summers --
"To educate women into rebellion": Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the creation of a transatlantic network of radical suffragists / Sandra Stanley Holton --
Women's rights, feminism, and suffragism in Japan, 1870-1925 / Barbara Molony --
Rethinking feminist action in religious and denominational contexts --
Feminism and Protestantism in nineteenth-century France: first encounters, 1830-1900 / Florence Rochefort --
From Fredrika Bremer to Ellen Key: calling, gender and the emancipation debate in Sweden, c.1830-1900 / Inger Hammar --
Indian Christian women and indigenous feminism, c.1850-c.1920 / Padma Anagol --
Settler anxieties, indigenous peoples, and women's suffrage in the colonies of Australia, New Zealand, and Hawai'i, 1888-1902 / Patricia Grimshaw --
Challenging traditions: denominational feminism in Britain, 1910-1920 / Jacqueline R. de Vries --
Birthing international feminist initiatives in an age of nationalisms and imperialisms --
Constructing internationalism: the case of transnational women's organizations, 1888-1945 / Leila J. Rupp --
The challenge of multinational empire for the international women's movement: the Habsburg Monarchy and the development of feminist inter/national politics / Susan Zimmermann --
The other "awakening": the emergence of women's movements in the modern Middle East, 1900-1940 / Ellen L. Fleischmann --
Latin American feminism and the transnational arena / Francesca Miller --
Internationalizing married women's nationality: the Hague campaign of 1930 / Ellen Carol Dubois --
Inventing Commonwealth and Pan-Pacific feminisms: Australian women's internationalist activism in the 1920s-30s / Angela Woollacott --
Reconceptualizing historical knowledge through feminist historical perspectives --
Feminism, social science, and the meanings of modernity: the debate on the origin of the family in Europe and the United States, 1860-1914 / Ann Taylor Allen --
Women's suffrage and revolution in the Russian Empire, 1905-1917 / Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild --
Women's suffrage in China: challenging scholarly conventions / Louise Edwards --
Rethinking the socialist construction and international career of the concept "bourgeois feminism" / Marilyn J. Boxer.
Series Title: Rewriting histories.
Responsibility: edited by Karen Offen.
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Globalizing Feminisms is a landmark book. Informative, stimulating and challenging, it reveals how the history of feminisms worldwide is integral to modernity. - June Purvis, Times Higher Read more...

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