Women's Movements In The Global Era: The Power of Local Feminisms by Amrita BasuWomen's Movements In The Global Era: The Power of Local Feminisms by Amrita Basu

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

EditorAmrita Basu

Paperback | December 27, 2016

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This book provides a path-breaking study of the genesis, growth, gains, and dilemmas of women's movements in countries throughout the world. Its focus is on the global South, where women'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. The authors locate women's movements within the terrain from which they emerged by exploring their relationships with the state, civil society, and other social movements.

This fully revised second edition contains six new chapters by leading scholars of women and gender studies, on both individual countries and on several major regions of the world—Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the Maghreb. This balanced coverage enables readers to identify regional patterns and also learn from in-depth case studies. Women's Movements in the Global Era is essential reading for anyone interested in the global scope and implications of feminism.
Amrita Basu is the Paino Professor of Political Science and Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies at Amherst College. She is the author of Two Faces of Protest and Violent Conjunctures in Democratic India. She has received research awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Social Science Research Council, John D. and Cathe...
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Title:Women's Movements In The Global Era: The Power of Local FeminismsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9 × 6.12 × 1.25 inPublished:December 27, 2016Publisher:Avalon PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813350123

ISBN - 13:9780813350127

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Table of Contents

Preface (Cynthia Enloe)
Introduction (Amrita Basu)

AFRICA
1. South Africa (Elaine Salo)
2. Comparative Africa (Aili Marie Tripp)

ASIA
3. Pakistan (Farida Shaheed)
4. India (Poulomi Pal)
5. China (Zheng Wang)

EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES
6. Europe (Silke Roth)
7. Russia (Lisa Sundstrom)
8. The US (Benita Roth)

LATIN AMERICA
9. Brazil (Cecilia Sardenburg)
10. Comparative Latin America (Elisabeth Friedman)

THE MIDDLE EAST
11. Palestine (Islah Jad)
12. Iran (Nayereh Tohidi)
13. Comparative Middle East/North Africa (Valentine Moghadam)

Editorial Reviews

“In the fifteen years since the first edition of this book commemorated the Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing in 1995, the panorama of gender politics and women's movements across the globe has been dramatically reconfigured. Bringing together a broad array of richly detailed, analytically exacting, and often provocative case studies, this new edition offers fresh insights into how changing global and local forces have impacted women's lives and feminist activism. Written by scholars from all major world regions deeply immersed in the processes they analyze, this volume exhaustively documents how the global gender policy agenda consolidated since Beijing has been translated and transformed by activists and policy makers on the ground. It will surely be a vital resource for feminist rights advocates and scholars alike.”—Sonia E. Alvarez, University of Massachusetts, Amherst