Women and Social Protest

Women and Social Protest

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This anthology examines the role of women in social protest movements in the US, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Israel in a wide variety of contexts. The text considers four categories of protest: those resulting from economic hardship; racial, ethnic, or nationalist struggles; humanistic and global causes, such as nuclear disarmament and ecology; and feminist movements.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 156 x 235.5 x 27.7mm | 656.9g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line figures, tables
  • 0195065174
  • 9780195065176
  • 2,156,645

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Bringing together eighteen thought-provoking articles-most of them written especially for this volume-Women and Social Protest addresses a long-neglected area in social history and politics, showing how in recent years feminist social scientists have begun to reexamine women's involvement in social protest, the innovative forms this protest takes, and the impact of activism on women's lives. This timely and comprehensive anthology provides a much-needed forum for discussion of these topics, and shows how the sociological and political literature has long ignored, masked, or distorted the political activities of women, thus creating the stereotype of the 'apolitical woman.'
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'a good reading list item for comparative courses on gender and politics and social movement' Joni Lovenduski, Loughborough University, Political Studies (1992) 'the overall quality of the contributions is good enough to make this a good reading list item for comparative courses on gender and politics and social movements' Joni Lovenduski, Loughborough University, Political Studies (1992), XL
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