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

1st Edition

Francisca de Haan, Margaret Allen, June Purvis, Krassimira Daskalova

Routledge
Published November 21, 2012
Reference - 212 Pages
ISBN 9780415535762 - CAT# Y137225
Series: Women's and Gender History

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Summary

Women’s Activism brings together twelve innovative contributions from feminist historians from around the world to 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 three parts. Part one, brings together four essays about organized women’s activism across borders. The chapters in part two focus on the variety of women’s activism and explore women’s activism in different national and political contexts. And part three explores the changing relationships and inequalities among women.

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. Essential reading for anyone interested in women’s history and the history of activism more generally

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