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 movement in the international arena cannot be denied. At the same time, the way in which international feminism has developed-in Asia, in Latin America, in Europe-has altered and expanded the landscape of the U.S. women's movement forever. These distinguished authors show us how.
Lee Ann Banaszak is associate professor of political science and women's studies at The Pennsylvania State University.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 An Introduction to the U.S. Women's Movement in Global Perspective Part 3 Part I: The Women's Movement in the United States Chapter 4 The Origins of the Women's Liberation Movement Chapter 5 From the Second to the Third Wave: Continuity and Change in Grassroots Feminism Chapter 6 Political Activism and Discursive Politics in the ERA Campaign Chapter 7 The Politics of Decision Making in the National Organization for Women Chapter 8 Grassroots Organizing in a Federated Structure: NOW Chapters in Four Local Fields Part 9 Part II: Women's Movements in Comparative Perspective Chapter 10 Political Mobilization: African American Gendered Repertoires Chapter 11 Gendered Opportunities: The Formation of Women's Movements in the United States and Chile Chapter 12 Women Organizing Women in the Russian Federation Chapter 13 Trends and Transformations in Women's Movements in Japan and the United States Chapter 14 Transnational Framing of Access to Abortion in the United States, England, and Ireland Chapter 15 Conclusion: The U.S. Women's Movement and Beyond