This book provides a path-breaking study of the genesis, growth, gains, and dilemmas of women's movements in countries throughout the world. Its focus is on the global South, where women's movements have engaged in complex negotiations with national and international forces. It challenges widely held assumptions about the Western origins and character of local feminisms. The authors locate women's movements within the terrain from which they emerged by exploring their relationships with the state, civil society, and other social movements.
This fully revised second edition contains six new chapters by leading scholars of women and gender studies, on both individual countries and on several major regions of the world?
Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the Maghreb. This balanced coverage enables readers to identify regional patterns and also learn from in-depth case studies. Women's Movements in the Global Era is essential reading for anyone interested in the global scope and implications of feminism.
Amrita Basu is the Paino Professor of Political Science and Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies at Amherst College. She is the author of Two Faces of Protest and Violent Conjunctures in Democratic India. She has received research awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Social Science Research Council, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and American Institute of Indian Studies.
Acknowledgments Abbreviations and Glossary Introduction Amrita Basu AFRICA 1. Women's Movements in Africa Aili Mari Tripp 2. A History of Feminist Moments: The South African Women's Movement, 1950--2014 Elaine Salo ASIA 3. Pakistan's Women's Movement: Protests, Programming, and Revitalization Farida Shaheed 4. The Indian Women's Movement Today: The Challenges of Addressing Gender-based Violence Poulomi Pal 5. Feminist Struggles in a Changing China WANG Zheng EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES 6. Varieties of European Women's Movements Silke Roth 7. Russian Women's Activism: Grassroots Persistence in the Face of Challenges Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom 8. Women's and Feminist Movements in the United States: The Contradictory Effects of Class-based Success Benita Roth LATIN AMERICA 9. Seeking Rights from the Left: Gender and Sexuality in Latin America Elisabeth Jay Friedman 10. State Feminism and Women's Movements in Brazil: Achievements, Shortcomings, and Challenges Cecilia M. B. Sardenberg and Ana Alice Alcantara Costa THE MIDDLE EAST 11. Feminist Movements in the Maghreb Valentine M. Moghadam 12. The Palestinian Women's Movement Islah Jad 13. The Women's Movement and Feminism in Iran: Revisiting a Glocal Perspective Nayereh Tohidi Appendix: Country and Region Information Selected Bibliography About the Contributors Index