Feminist activism is often taught as an historical phenomenon, and many students entering courses on women's studies are not familiar with current feminist work in the field. This book documents a wide variety of different forms of feminist activism in the 1990s, from organisations such as "Rights for Women" and "Southall Black Sisters" to "Asian Women's Work in Refuges". It raises questions about the meaning of feminist activism and its interpretation within women's studies and other academic disciplines. The chapters suggest, against much current representation within women's studies and elsewhere, that feminism is still alive.; With a comprehensive introduction providing an historical overview of the development of feminist activism from second wave feminism onwards, this text is intended to be of use as a resource for all students of women's studies and related courses.
Table of Contents
1. Rights of Women 2. "Justice for Women" Groups 3. Women's Health Promotion Campaigns 4. Black Women's Groups 5. Update on the Organisation: Southall Black Sisters, Bengali Women's Support Group 6. "Dostiyo" Asian Women's Support Group 7. Women's Helpline 8. The Fawcett Society 9. Women's Studies as a form of Feminist Activism