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Global Feminisms Since 1945

1st Edition

Edited by Bonnie G. Smith


332 pages

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Paperback: 9780415184915
pub: 2000-06-29
Hardback: 9780415184908
pub: 2000-06-29

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Global Feminisms Since 1945 is an innovative historical introduction to the issues of contemporary feminism, with a truly global perspective. It is a concise anthology considering the similarities and differences between feminisms in West and East, North and South, and highlighting class, racial, ethnic and imperial tensions and claims in the twentieth century. The book analyses the roots, development and, in some cases, the conclusions of feminisms and how they have interacted.

From the European and American feminist movements to those in the ex-Soviet Union and women's rights groups in Africa and East Asia, Global Feminisms Since 1945 examines the key economic, technological, sexual, reproductive, ecological and political debates.

About the Editor

Bonnie G. Smith is Professor of History at Rutgers University, and her many books include Changing Lives (Houghton Mifflin, 1989), The Gender of History (Harvard, 1998) and Confessions of a Concierge (Yale, 1985)

About the Series

Rewriting Histories

Rewriting Histories focuses on historical themes where standard conclusions are facing a major challenge. Each book presents ten to fifteen papers (edited and annotated where necessary) at the forefront of current research and interpretation, offering students an accessible way to engage with contemporary debates.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General