9780415462457

Women's Movements: Flourishing or in abeyance?

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415462457

  • ISBN10:

    0415462452

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-06-24
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

This comparative book brings together scholars to examine the changing patterns of feminist activism and the new local, global and cyber spaces in which it is to be found. It addresses the question 'where have women's movements gone?'

Table of Contents

Notes on contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xii
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
Abbreviationsp. xviii
Introductionp. 1
In abeyance?p. 15
The state of women's movement/s in Britain: ambiguity, complexity and challenges from the peripheryp. 17
Autonomy and engagement: women's movements in Australia and South Koreap. 33
Institutional, incremental and enduring: women's health action in Canada and Australiap. 49
Out of sight, out of mind: the New Zealand women's movementp. 65
The politics of backlash in the United States and Japanp. 79
New spacesp. 89
Gender specialists and global governance: new forms of women's movement mobilisation?p. 91
Campaigns for candidate gender quotas: a new global women's movement?p. 105
Women in cities: new spaces for the women's movement?p. 116
Cyberfeminism in action: claiming women's space in cyberspacep. 128
New feminist activistsp. 141
New voicesp. 143
Bibliographyp. 158
Indexp. 176
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