Global Feminisms Since 1945

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Bonnie G. Smith
Psychology Press, 2000 - Social Science - 319 pages
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Global Feminisms Since 1945 is an innovative historical introduction to the issues of contemporary feminism, with a truly global perspective. It is a concise anthology considering the similarities and differences between feminisms in West and East, North and South, and highlighting class, racial, ethnic and imperial tensions and claims in the twentieth century. The book analyses the roots, development and, in some cases, the conclusions of feminisms and how they have interacted.
From the European and American feminist movements to those in the ex-Soviet Union and women's rights groups in Africa and East Asia, Global Feminisms Since 1945 examines the key economic, technological, sexual, reproductive, ecological and political debates.
 

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Contents

feminists Islam and the state
13
Women and revolution in Vietnam
45
Gender and nationbuilding in South Africa
65
Female consciousness or feminist consciousness?
81
the womens
101
Korean womens movement
119
the personal is political
141
gay and lesbian history in Britain
164
Feminist critiques of modern Japanese politics
180
womens
205
Eluding the feminist overthrowing the modern?
235
Amnesty International
265
institutionalization
290
Some reflections on United States women of color and
305
Index
314
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About the author (2000)

Bonnie G. Smith is Professor of History at Rutgers University, and her many books include Changing Lives (Houghton Mifflin, 1989), The Gender of History (Harvard, 1998) and Confessions of a Concierge (Yale, 1985)

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