Feminist Politics, Activism and Vision: Local and Global Challenges (Hardback)
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Feminist Politics, Activism and Vision: Local and Global Challenges (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 25/02/2005
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How can the local, grassroots successes of feminist organisations be sustained and transformed as women enter the larger institutional arena and succeed in accessing governments and non-governmental organisations? How can feminists deal with the many historical, organizational, ethical, conceptual, strategic and practical issues facing them today? What are the forces arrayed against them? The contributors all have direct practical experience of women's activism and a shared understanding of the autonomous women's movement as the source of feminist theory, power and vision. With clear-eyed realism and passionate optimism they reveal a vibrant trans-national feminist community in struggle. They describe how it is redefining wealth, work, peace, democracy, sexuality, family, human rights, development, community, and citizenship, and dealing with issues in ways which both honour local specifities and enrich global movements.

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781842773505
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 735 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'This volume makes visible the challenges faced by women in their important organized efforts to defend peaceful communities and cultivate a non-violent world.'
Rosalie Bertell, recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, the UNEP Global 500 award and the Sean MacBride International Peace Award.

'This fine collection of feminist writing from many parts of the world is an invaluable resource for those of us working locally with global perspectives. In it, feminist understandings, forged in particular struggles in many different locations are honoured and shared and their general strategic significance explored. Here we read about women's resistance to Arak production in India and oil production in Nigeria, feminists' personal and political understandings of sexual pleasure, of leadership, and of peace and human rights, and feminists resistance to the genderizing of their visions.'
Monica Munoz-Vargas, Unifem regional director, Brazil and Southern Cone

'It is refreshing to read a volume devoted to finding answers to questions posed by feminist theorists ... This volume is a valuable resource for feminist scholars and activists seeking to find new ways in which to focus and inspire their work, and for feminist academics seeking to link theory to the practices taking place outside of colleges and universities.'
Sherran Clarence, York University, Canada

'[A] powerful, invaluable and oh so timely book ... It brings you vitally important new insights, fresh horizons and critique that will give you pause to consider and reflect. It will also furnish you with inspiration to sustain your ecology of pratice ... All chapters add reams to our knowledge and understanding of feminist endeavour, political activism, rationale and global place.'
Studies in Continuing Education

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