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Title Women's movements in the global era : the power of local feminisms / Amrita Basu, editor.
Imprint Boulder, CO : Westview Press, [2010]
©2010
Edition First edition.

Subject Feminism -- History -- 21st century.
Social movements -- History -- 21st century.
Women -- History -- 21st century.
Alt Name Basu, Amrita, 1953-
Add Title Power of local feminisms
Description 1 online resource (xii, 495 pages) : illustrations
Edition First edition.
Summary 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 within the terrain from which they emerged by exploring their relationships with the state, civil society, and other social movements. This book is for anyone interested in the global scope and implications of feminism.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-476) and index.
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780813391779 (electronic bk.)
0813391776 (electronic bk.)
9780813344447 (alk. paper)
0813344441 (alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612897962
OCLC # 701521169
Additional Format Print version: Women's movements in the global era. 1st ed. Boulder, CO : Westview Press, ©2010 9780813344447 (OCoLC)647893908