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Feminisms and Internationalism



Feminisms and Internationalism

Mrinalini Sinha (Editor), Donna Guy (Editor), Angela Woollacott (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-631-20919-5 August 1999 Wiley-Blackwell 280 Pages

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This book addresses the theme of the history of internationalism in feminist theory and praxis, covering such topics as the historical concept of internationalism within feminism and women's movements; the nature of historical shifts within feminist movements, and challenges to internationalism within feminism by women of colour and by women from colonised or formerly colonised countries.
Part I: Abstracts:.

1. Introduction:.

Why Feminisms and Internationalism?: Mrinalini Sinha, Donna Guy and Angela Woollacott (Southern Illinois University, University of Arizona and Case Western Reserve University).

Part II: Articles:.

2. An Alternative Imperialism: Isabella Tod, Internationalist and "Good Liberal Unionist": Heloise Brown (University of York).

3. 'The New Women's Movement' in 1920's Korea: Rethinking the Relationship Between Imperialism and Women: Insook Kwon (Clark University, Worcester).

4. Madrinas and Missionaries: Uruguay and the Pan-American Women's Movement: Christine Ehrick (University of North Iowa).

5. Inventing Commonwealth and Pan-Pacific Feminisms: Australian Women's Internationalist Activism in the 1920s-30s: Angela Woollacott (Case Western Reserve University).

6. The Politics of Pan American Cooperation: Maternalist Feminism and the Child Rights Movement, 1913-1960: Donna J. Guy (University of Arizona).

7. Wong Jui Guie - Connecting the Tracks: Chinese Women's Activism Surrounding the 1995 World Conference on Women in Beijing: Ping-Chun Hsiung and Yuk-Lin Renita (University of Toronto).

8. Unifying Women: Feminist Pasts and Presents in Yemen: Margot Badran (University of Chicago).

Part III: Forum:.

9. International Feminisms: Latin American Alternatives: Asuncion Lavrin (Arizona State University).

Part IV: Forum Respondents:.

10. Feminisms and Internationalism: A View from the Centre: Leila J. Rupp (Ohio State University).

11. Feminisms and Internationalism: A Response from India: Mary E. John (Centre for Women's Development Studies, New Delhi).

12. Feminist Representations: Interogating Religious Difference: Shahnaz Rouse (Sarah Lawrence College, New York).

13. Borderland Feminisms: Towards The Transgression of Unitary Transnational Feminisms: Jayne O. Ifekqunigwe (University of East London).

Part V: Review Essays:.

14.Some Trajectories of 'Feminism' and 'Imperialism': Antoinette Burton (John Hopkins University).

15. Feminisms and Transnationalism: Francesca Miller (University of California at Davis).

16. Feminisms and International Relations: V. Spike Peterson (University of Arizona).

17. Feminisms and Development: Valentine M. Moghadam (Illinois State University).

Notes on Contributors.


*This is the first collection to illustrate the historical range of feminist internationalisms from the late 19th to the late 20th centuries.
*Reveals the diversity of feminist connections.
*Goes beyond the dominant Euro-American international women's organisations.
*Includes organisations and individual feminists from different parts of the world.
*Shows that internationalism in the past can inform current understandings and activism.