Global Feminism: Transnational Women's Activism, Organizing, and Human Rights (Google eBook)

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NYU Press, Jul 1, 2006 - Social Science - 336 pages
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Increasingly feminists around the world have successfully campaigned for recognition of women's full personhood and empowerment. Global Feminismexplores the social and political developments that have energized this movement. Drawn from an international group of scholars and activists, the authors of these original essays assess both the opportunities that transnationalism has created and the tensions it has inadvertently fostered. By focusing on both the local and global struggles of today's feminist activists this important volume reveals much about women's changing rights, treatment and impact in the global world. Contributors:Melinda Adams, Aida Bagic, Yakin Ert rk, Myra Marx Ferree, Amy G. Mazur, Dorothy E. McBride, Hilkka Pietil , Tetyana Pudrovska, Margaret Snyder, Sarah Swider, Aili Mari Tripp, Nira Yuval-Davis.
  

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Contents

Globalization and Feminism Opportunities and Obstacles for Activism in the Global Arena
3
Unlikely Godmother The UN and the Global Womens Movement
24
The Evolution of Transnational Feminisms Consensus Conflict and New Dynamics
51
Turkeys Modern Paradoxes Identity Politics Womens Agency and Universal Rights
79
Working Women of the World Unite? Labor Organizing and Transnational Gender Solidarity among Domestic Workers in Hong Kong
110
Womens Organizing in PostYugoslav Countries Talking about Donors
141
Women as Agents for Development Learning from the Experiences of Women in Finland?
166
Regional Womens Activism African Womens Networks and the African Union
187
Measuring Feminist Mobilization CrossNational Convergences and Transnational Networks in Western Europe
219
Transnational Feminist NGOs on the Web Networks and Identities in the Global North and South
247
HumanWomens Rights and Feminist Transversal Politics
275
Challenges in Transnational Feminist Mobilization
296
About the Contributors
313
Index
317
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About the author (2006)

Myra Marx Ferreeis professor of sociology and director of the Center for German and European Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is the co-author ofShaping Abortion Discourse: Democracy and the Public Sphere in Germany and the United States.

Aili Mari Trippis associate dean of international studies and professor of political science and women’s studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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