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Women and Politics in the Third World (Paperback)
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Women and Politics in the Third World (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 07/03/1996
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Women and Politics in the Third World provides a feminist analytical perspective on the specific forms of resistance, organisation and negotiation by women in Third World States. Using case studies, the book focuses on difference as a theoretical basis for investigating feminine political activism, arguing that Western analysts have attributed weakness to terms such as motherhood, marriage and domesticity as choices made by non-western women, they show that such strategies are used by women to pursue particular goals such as seeking resources, welfare or freedom from oppression for their children. These strategies, the book suggests, should not be classified as unimportant or temporary and can be highly effective even within such discourses as Islamic fundamentalism.
The contributors to this volume have embarked on an innovatory path which higlights differing political approaches in regions as diverse as Latin America, South East Asia, China and the Middle East. It will provide a real insight for students wishing to understand the diversities and complexities of women's political participation in these areas.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415138611
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 11 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The scope of this text...reaches beyond its geographic and cultural span and offers the reader challenging insights into central ideas in the study of politics and development. It is a thought-provoking addition to a growing body of literature confronting westernized interpretations of gener, feminism, and postcolonialsim in the Third World
."
-"Journal of Developing Areas
"Haleh Afshar, editor of the collaborative effort "Women and Politics in the Third World, has succeeded in collecting a group of vibrant essays which make a major contribution to current feminist literature dealing with Third World women
."
-"Canadian Woman Studies

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