Women's Movements in the Global Era: The Power of Local Feminisms (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

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 Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and American Institute of Indian Studies.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780813350127
ISBN-10: 0813350123
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 27th, 2016
Pages: 560
Language: English

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