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

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This book provides a path-breaking study of the genesis, growth, gains, and dilemmas of omen’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 new chapters by leading scholars of women and gender studies. The book includes chapters on individual countries alongside chapters on several major regions of the world—Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East—to enable readers to identify regional patterns and also learn from in-depth case studies. This is book is essential reading for anyone interested in the global scope and implications of feminism.
Number of Pages: 541
Genre: Political Science, Social Science
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Perseus Books
Author: Amrita Basu
Language: English
Street Date: December 27, 2016
TCIN: 51739460
UPC: 9780813350127
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-6582
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