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The Global Women"s Movement Issues and Strategies for the New Century (Global Issues) by Peggy Antrobus

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Published by Zed Books .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Women"s studies,
  • 21st century,
  • Women"s Studies - General,
  • Social Science,
  • Gender Studies,
  • Sociology,
  • Feminism & Feminist Theory,
  • Social Science / Women"s Studies

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8927415M
ISBN 101842770160
ISBN 109781842770160

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A good book on the Global Women's movement that de-centers the United States and Europe as the origins of all things feminist. Antrobus counters the stereotype of passive or un-feminist third-world women trapped in their villages awaiting rescue by the affluent West/5. Women's Movements in the Global Erais 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 spread and consolidation of the women’s movement in North and South over the past 30 years looks set to shape the course of social progress over the next generation. The author draws on her long experience of feminist activism to set women’s movements in their changing national and global context. Her analysis will be an invaluable aid to reflection and action for the next generation. This ambitious volume brings together original essays on the U.S. women's movement with analyses of women's movements in other countries around the world. A comparative perspective and a common theme--feminism in social movement action--unite these voices in a way that will excite students and inspire further research. From the grassroots to the global, the significance of the U.S women's.

2. The Global Women's Movement: Definitions and Local Origins 3. Global Contexts for an Emerging Movement: The UN Development Decades, s - s 4. A Decade for Women: UN Conferences () 5. The Lost Decade - the s Introduction 6. It's About Justice: Feminist Leadership Making a Difference on the World Stage 7. Global Sisterhood is a movement of thousands of women around the world doing inner-work, gathering in Circles, healing through sisterhood, and rising into new paradigm leadership. 'In The Global Women's Movement, Antrobus gives us rich historical background, insightful personal reflection, and a keen analysis of the challenges that lie ahead for women's global is a must read for all activists, policy makers and scholars who care about the future of equity and justice in the world.' Charlotte Bunch, Rutgers University.   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 : $

Ellen Chesler is a senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. She is author of the critically celebrated Woman of Valor: Margaret Sanger and the Birth Control Movement in America, and co-editor of the recently published Women and Girls Rising: Progress and resistance around the world. Chesler worked for many years in philanthropy, most recently as a program director at the Open Society Foundation. 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. Women’s rights movement, also called women’s liberation movement, diverse social movement, largely based in the United States, that in the s and ’70s sought equal rights and opportunities and greater personal freedom for coincided with and is recognized as part of the “second wave” of the first-wave feminism of the 19th and early 20th centuries focused on. The feminist movement (also known as the women’s liberation movement, the women’s movement, or simply feminism) refers to a series of political campaigns for reforms on issues such as reproductive rights, domestic violence, maternity leave, equal pay, women’s suffrage, sexual harassment, and sexual violence, all of which fall under the label of feminism and the feminist movement.