Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World

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Author: Kumari Jayawardena

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1784784311

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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A founding text of transnational feminism For twenty-five years, Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World has been an essential primer on the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century history of women’s movements in Asia and the Middle East. In this engaging and well-researched survey, Kumari Jayawardena presents feminism as it originated in the Third World, erupting from the specific struggles of women fighting against colonial power, for education or the vote, for safety, and against poverty and inequality. Journalist and human rights activist Rafia Zakaria’s foreword to this new edition is an impassioned letter in two parts: the first to Western feminists; the second to feminists in the Global South, entreating them to use this “compendium of female courage” as a bridge between women of different nations. Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World was chosen as one of the top twenty Feminist Classics of this Wave, 1970–1990, by Ms. magazine, and won the Feminist Fortnight Award in the UK. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Israel in Comparative Perspective

Challenging the Conventional Wisdom

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Author: Michael N. Barnett

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791495809

Category: History

Page: 296

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Challenges the social-science image of Israel as a historical peculiarity by situating Israel's history in comparative context; by building bridges between Israel and other Middle Eastern states; and by using the Israeli case to reconsider existing social science theories and correct common misperceptions about the comparative method.

Women and the Vote

A World History

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Author: Jad Adams

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191016837

Category: History

Page: 528

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Before 1893 no woman anywhere in the world had the vote in a national election. A hundred years later almost all countries had enfranchised women, and it was a sign of backwardness not to have done so. This is the story of how this momentous change came about. The first genuinely global history of women and the vote, it takes the story of women in politics from the earliest times to the present day, revealing startling new connections across time and national boundaries - from Europe and North America to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Muslim world post-9/11. A story of individuals as well as of wider movements, it includes the often dramatic life-stories of women's suffrage pioneers from across the world, painting vivid biographical portraits of everyone from Susan B. Anthony and the Pankhursts to hitherto lesser-known activists in China, Latin America, and Africa. It is also the first major post-feminist history of women's struggle for the vote. Controversially, Jad Adams rejects the widely accepted idea that success was primarily a result of the pressure group politics of the suffragists and their supporters. Ultimately, he argues, it was nationalism, not feminism, that was the most important factor in winning women the vote.

Women's Movements

Networks and Debates in Post-communist Countries in the 19th and 20th Centuries

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Author: Edith Saurer,Margareth Lanzinger,Elisabeth Frysak

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar

ISBN: 9783412322052

Category: Feminism

Page: 587

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Feminist Identity Development and Activism in Revolutionary Movements

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Author: T. O'Keefe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137314745

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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This book examines how many women active in revolutionary movements develop feminist identities and how this identity simultaneously contributes to and conflicts with the struggle for women's emancipation.

New Frontiers In Women's Studies

Knowledge, Identity And Nationalism

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Author: Mary Maynard,June Purvis

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135747067

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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This text reveals the diversities which continue to shape women's beliefs and experiences. It includes debates on women and nationalisms, women and social policy, sexuality, black studies and ethnic studies, women and education, women and cultural production and women's studies and gender studies.

Indian Women and Nationalism, the U.P. Story

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Author: Visalakshi Menon

Publisher: Har-Anand Publications

ISBN: 9788124109397

Category: India

Page: 198

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This Book Traces The Engagement Of Women With Nationalism In A Relatively Lesser Known Region The United Provinces Or Uttar Pradesh As It Is Known Today.

Women and Political Violence

Female Combatants in Ethno-National Conflict

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Author: Miranda Alison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134228937

Category: History

Page: 304

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This book directly challenges the stereotype that women are inherently peaceable by examining female combatants’ involvement in ethno-national conflicts. Drawing upon empirical case studies of Sri Lanka and Northern Ireland, this study explores the ways in which women have traditionally been depicted. Whereas women have predominantly been seen as victims of conflict, this book acknowledges the reality of women as active combatants. Indeed, female soldiers/irregulars are features of most modern conflicts, and particularly in ethno-nationalist violence – until now largely ignored by mainstream scholarship. Original interview material from the author’s extensive fieldwork addresses why, and how, some women choose to become violently engaged in nationalist conflicts. It also highlights the personal / political costs and benefits incurred by such women. This book provides a valuable insight into female combatants, and is a significant contribution to the literature. This book will be of great interest to students of political violence, ethnic conflict, gender studies and international relations in general.