Women's activism: global perspectives from the 1890s to the present

F. de Haan (Editor), M. Allen (Editor), June Purvis (Editor), K. Daskalova (Editor)

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Women's Activism brings together twelve innovative contributions from feminist historians from around the world to look at how women have always found ways to challenge or fight inequalities and hierarchies as individuals, in international women's organizations, as political leaders, and in global forums such as the United Nations. The book is divided into three parts. Part one, brings together four essays about organized women's activism across borders. The chapters in part two focus on the variety of women's activism and explore women's activism in different national and political contexts. And part three explores the changing relationships and inequalities among women. This book addresses women's internationalism and struggle for their rights in the international arena; it deals with racism and colonialism in Australia, India and Europe; women's movements and political activism in South Africa, Eastern Bengal (Bangladesh), the United Kingdom, Japan and France. Essential reading for anyone interested in women's history and the history of activism more generally.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages201
ISBN (Print)9780415535762
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameWomen's gender and history


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