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Women's Movements in the Global Era : The Power of Local Feminisms

ISBN: 9780813344447 | 0813344441
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Perseus Books
Pub. Date: 2/23/2010

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Womenrs"s Movements in the Global Erais a path-breaking study of the genesis, growth, gains, and dilemmas of womenrs"s movements in countries throughout the world. Its focus is on the Global South, where womenrs"s 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 womenrs"s movements within the terrain from which they emerged by exploring their relationships with the state, civil society, and other social movements. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the global scope and implications of feminism. Contents 1. Introduction Africa 2. South African Feminisms: A Coming of Age? (Elaine Salo) 3. "The Future Will Be Better Next Time": Opportunities and Challenges of the Zimbabwean Womenrs"s Movement (Shereen Essof, Ramagwana Rakajeka) Asia 4. The Womenrs"s Movement in Pakistan: Challenges and Achievements (Farida Shaheed) 5. Feminist Deliberative Politics in India: Some Reflections (Kalpana Kannabiran) 6. The Chinese Womenrs"s Movement in the Context of Globalization: Opportunities and Challenges (Naihua Zhang) Europe 7. Polish Feminism between the Local and the Global: A Task of Translation (Elzbieta Matynia) 8. Russian Womenrs"s Activism: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back (Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom) Latin America 9. Contemporary Feminisms in Brazil: Achievements, Shortcomings, and Challenges (Cecilia M. B. Sardenberg, Ana Alice Alcaacute;ntara Costa) 10. Seeking Rights from the Left: Gender and Sexuality in Latin America (Elisabeth Friedman) 11. Towards a Culturally Situated Women Rights Agenda: Reflections from Mexico (R. Aiacute;da Hernaacute;ndez Castillo) The Middle East 12. The Demobilization of the Palestinian Womenrs"s Movement: From Empowered Active Militants to Powerless and Stateless "Citizens" (Islah Jad) 13. The Womenrs"s Movement and Feminism in Iran: A Glocal Perspective (Nayereh Tohidi) The United States 14. Intersecting Oppressions: Rethinking Womenrs"s Movements in the U.S. (Julie Ajinkya)

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