Feminism: A Very Short Introduction (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Oct 27, 2005 - Social Science - 176 pages
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How much have women's lives really changed? In the West women still come up against the 'glass ceiling' at work, most earning considerably less than their male counterparts. What are we to make of the now commonplace insistence that feminism deprives men of their rights and dignities? And how does one tackle the issue of female emancipation in different cultural and economic environments - in, for example, the Middle East, the Indian sub-continent, and Africa? This book provides an historical account of feminism, exploring its earliest roots as well as key issues including voting rights, the liberation of the sixties, and its relevance today. Margaret Walters touches on the difficulties and inequities that women still face more than forty years after the 'new wave' of 1960s feminism, such as how successful women are at combining domesticity, motherhood, and work outside the house. She brings the subject completely up to date by providing an analysis of the current situation of women across the globe, from Europe and the United States to Third World countries. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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A very good introduction on the history of Feminism. - Goodreads
Good introduction to the history of British Femininism. - Goodreads
Great insight into the beginnings of feminism! - Goodreads
A good and concise introduction to feminism. - Goodreads

Review: Feminism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #141)

User Review  - Hayley - Goodreads

Did what it says on the packaging! Great insight into the beginnings of feminism! :) Read full review

Review: Feminism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #141)

User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

Does exactly what it says on the tin, a short but non the less comprehensive introduction to feminism, I found this to be an easy read. The thing that struck me most, was despite covering a couple of ... Read full review


List of illustrations
Chapter 1The religious roots of feminism
Chapter 2The beginning of secular feminism
Amazons of the pen
reforming women
campaigning women
Chapter 8Early 20thcentury feminism
the late 20th century
Chapter 10Feminists across the world
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