1st Edition

The Challenge Of Local Feminisms Women's Movements In Global Perspective

Edited By Amrita Basu Copyright 1995
    512 Pages
    by Routledge

    510 Pages
    by Routledge

    “A must read for feminist activists, scholars, and policymakers. As this book amply demonstrates, women’s movements around the world have much to learn from each other. The Challenge of Local Feminisms is the best place to start ... an inspiration and a challenge for us all.” —Bella AbzugCochair, Women's Environment and Development Organization

    Foreword -- Introduction -- Asia -- Discovering the Positive Within the Negative: The Women's Movement in a Changing China -- From Chipko to Sati: The Contemporary Indian Women's Movement -- Men in Seclusion, Women in Public: Rokeya's Dream and Women's Struggles in Bangladesh -- Rebirthing Babaye: The Women's Movement in the Philippines -- Africa and the Middle East -- The Dawn of a New Day: Redefining South African Feminism -- The Many Faces of Feminism in Namibia -- The Mother of Warriors and Her Daughters: The Women's Movement in Kenya -- Wifeism and Activism: The Nigerian Women's Movement -- Claiming Feminism, Claiming Nationalism: Women's Activism in the Occupied Territories -- Latin America -- Out of the Kitchens and onto the Streets: Women's Activism in Peru -- Democracy in the Country and in the Home: The Women's Movement in Chile -- Brazilian Feminism and Women's Movements: A Two-Way Street -- Building Bridges: The Growth of Popular Feminism in Mexico -- Russia, Europe, and the United States -- Democracy Without Women Is No Democracy: Women's Struggles in Postcommunist Russia -- Finding a Voice: Women in Postcommunist Central Europe -- Extending the Boundaries of Citizenship: Women's Movements of Western Europe -- Feminism Lives: Building a Multicultural Women's Movement in the United States -- Photo Credits


    Amrita Basu is professor of political science and women's and gender studies at Amherst College. C. Elizabeth McGrory works as a consultant on reproductive health and women's rights.