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Women’s Movements in the Global Era

Women’s Movements in the Global Era

The Power of Local Feminisms
1st Edition
February 2010
Trade Paperback · 512 Pages
$49.00 U.S. · $56.50 CAN · £32.99 U.K. · €34.99 E.U.
ISBN 9780813344447
Westview Press


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Women's Movements in the Global Era 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 is essential reading for anyone interested in the global scope and implications of feminism.

About the Author

Amrita Basu is the Paino Professor of Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies and Associate Dean of the Faculty at Amherst College. She is the author of Two Faces of Protest: Contrasting Modes of Women’s Activism in India, the coeditor of four books, and the editor of The Challenge of Local Feminisms: Women’s Movements in Global Perspective.