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Feminism /
June Hannam.
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1st ed.
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Harlow, England ; New York : Longman, 2012.
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xxvii, 158 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
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140825557X (pbk.), 9781408255575 (pbk.)
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Harlow, England ; New York : Longman, 2012.
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9781408255575 (pbk.)
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1. THE PROBLEM ; Histories of Feminism ; Definitions of Feminism ; Themes -- 2. THE BEGINNINGS OF MODERN FEMINISM ; The Enlightenment and the French Revolution ; Early nineteenth century social and political reform movements ; The organised women's movement in the mid-nineteenth century -- 3. WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE 1860's-1920 ; Origins of women's suffrage ; Widening the basis of support after 1900 ; Socialism and suffrage ; International women's organisations ; Militancy ; Achievement of the vote -- 4. FEMINISM, NATIONALISM AND INTERNATIONALISM ; Women's suffrage beyond Europe and North America ; Nationalism and anti-colonialism ; Internationalism and universal sisterhood ; Tensions in the IWSA -- 5. CITIZENSHIP IN NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE IN THE INTER-WAR YEARS ; Political representation and impact ; Women's organisations ; Social welfare ; Feminism, peace and international activism -- 6. 'THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL': WOMEN'S LIBERATION AND 'SECOND WAVE' FEMINISM ; Origins of second wave feminism ; Protest in the 1960s and women's liberation ; Debating feminism ; Feminism on a global scale ; Divisions in 'second wave' feminism ; Setbacks and new initiatives.
Mary Wollstonecraft on the rights of woman -- The Declaration of sentiments, Seneca Falls Conference, 1848 -- Louise Otto Peters founds Frauen Zeitung (Women's Newspaper) 1849 -- Sojourner Truth's speech, 'Ain't I a Woman?' -- Surplus women and employment -- New Zealand suffrage petition -- Women vote in South Australia -- Socialist and bourgeois women clash -- Finnish women inspired by Elizabeth Cady Stanton -- Why women need to vote -- Clara Zetkin discusses the relationship between socialism and women's rights -- Militant actions -- Letters from a suffragette prisoner -- International suffrage activity -- Suffrage and empire during and after the First World War -- Feminism and peace -- Egyptian women's activism in nationalist struggles -- Nationalism and internationalism -- Equal rights in America after the vote -- Birth control campaign -- Criticisms of Western feminism -- Simone de Beauvoir and women as the Other -- National Organization of Women statement of purpose -- Press reactions to women's liberation -- The voice of Black American feminists -- Lesbian feminists -- Third World feminism in the 1980s -- United Nations calls for action.
abstract
'Feminism' explores the history of this powerful cultural & political movement in a range of countries, looking at the challenges made by feminists to prevailing ideas, the complex relationships between equality & difference, women's solidarity & the relationship between feminism & other social reform movements.
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9754172
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-151) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
June Hannam is a professor of Modern History at the University of the west of England, Brislot and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society She has published on the history of women and her previous works include socialist women. Britan she is on the editional board of womens History Review and is a menber of the national steering of Women's History Network
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This slender volume is one of nine in the series "A Short History of a Big Idea." Hannam's definition of feminism is broad: it recognizes the power imbalance between the sexes and the subordination of women, it believes sex roles are socially constructed and can be changed, and it emphasizes female autonomy. Feminism is a cultural as well as a political movement because it changes the way women and men interpret the world and live their lives. Hannam (Univ. of the West of England) attempts not to privilege the priorities of white middle-class Western women, but the book's brevity makes this difficult. Organized chronologically, the book recognizes several recurring themes: the challenges made to the notion of "women's place"; the tensions between ideas of equality and difference; the difficulties of achieving "sisterhood"; and the ways in which other movements such as nationalism, socialism, and anticolonialism modified feminist ideas. Hannam's single theme could be that feminism has never been monolithic. She achieves the series editors' goals of providing a clear, concise, readable, accessible, jargon-free explanation of highly complicated concepts for the intelligent, interested but nonexpert reader. The suggestions for further reading are helpful but not comprehensive. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels/libraries. S. S. Arpad emerita, California State University, Fresno
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At its core feminism recognises the subordination of women by men and seeks to redress the balance of power between the sexes. It is a complex movement that has always encompassed different concerns, strategies and conceptual frameworks. Too often, however, the priorities of white, middle-class Western women have been seen to define feminism as a whole. Feminism explores the history of this global social and political movement from the nineteenth century to the present day. Moving across several continents, JuneHannam shows how a worldwide exploration of the concerns of women can lead to a broader understanding of the meaning of feminism, while at the same time charting feminist challenges to prevailing ideas about women's social roles. The book addresses the key questions: To what extent does a universal sisterhood exist? How can we evaluate the effectiveness of high profile activism against that of steady campaigning for change? How far does an understanding of feminist history inform political activism? Is feminism still relevant to women's lives today? Covering a broad range of topics, including the relationship between equality and difference and the interaction between feminism and other social and political movements, this new Seminar Study is an essential and accessible introduction for anyone studying women's history in general and feminism in particular. June Hannam is a professor of modern history at the University of the West of England, Bristol and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. She has published widely on the history of women and her previous works include Isabella Ford, 1855-1924 (1989) and (with Karen Hunt) Socialist Women: Britain 1880s-1920s (2001). She is on the editorial board of Women's History Review and is a member of the national steering committee of Women's History Network.
Back Cover Copy
At its core feminism recognises the subordination of women by men and seeks to redress the balance of power between the sexes. It is a complex movement that has always encompassed different concerns, strategies and conceptual frameworks. Too often, however, the priorities of white, middle-class Western women have been seen to define feminism as a whole. Feminism explores the history of this global, social and political movement from the nineteenth century to the present day. Moving across several continents, JuneHannam shows how a worldwide exploration of the concerns of women can lead to a broader understanding of the meaning of feminism, while at the same time charting feminist challenges to prevailing ideas about women's social roles. The book addresses the key questions: To what extent does a universal sisterhood exist? How can we evaluate the effectiveness of high profile activism against that of steady campaigning for change? How far does an understanding of feminist history inform political activism? Is feminism still relevant to women's lives today? Covering a broad range of topics, including the relationship between equality and difference and the interaction between feminism and other social and political movements, this new Seminar Study is an essential and accessible introduction for anyone studying women's history in general and feminism in particular. June Hannam is a Professor of Modern History at the University of the West of England, Bristol and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. She has published widely on the history of women and her previous works include Isabella Ford, 1855-1924 (1989) and (with Karen Hunt) Socialist Women: Britain 1880s-1920s (2001). She is on the editorial board of Women's History Review and is a member of the national steering committee of Women's History Network.
Main Description
At its core feminism recognises the subordination of women by men and seeks to redress the balance of power between the sexes. It is a complex movement that has always encompassed different concerns Strategies and conceptual frameworks. Too often, however the profiles of white middle class western women have been to define is a whole
Long Description
The sheer number of publications on Feminism make it difficult for students who approach the subject for the first time to gain a sense of what the main issues and interpretations are. This book addresses this by offering students an overview of feminism and its history across several countries and time periods, along with an annotated guide to direct them in their further reading. Feminism by June Hannam provides comprehensive coverage right from how feminists began to write the history of their movement as early as the late nineteenth century to the impact feminism has had on higher education. The text also looks in depth at propaganda and the cult of the heroine in suffrage campaigning and how ‘first wave' feminists constructed their own history which then affected future generations of historians, and activists.
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'Feminism' explores the history of this powerful cultural & political movement in a range of countries, looking at the challenges made by feminists to prevailing ideas, the complex relationships between equality & difference, women's solidarity & the relationship between feminism & other social reform movements.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. x
Abbreviationsp. xii
Chronologyp. xiii
Who's whop. xvi
Glossaryp. xxivAnjana
Analysis And Assessmentp. l
The Problemp. 3
Turning the world upside downp. 3
Histories of feminismp. 4
Definitions of feminismp. 7
Themesp. 8
The Beginnings Of Modern Feminismp. 11
The Enlightenment and the French Revolutionp. 11
Early nineteenth-century social and political reform movementsp. 15
The organized women's movement in the mid-nineteendi centuryp. 18
John Stuart Mill and August Bebelp. 25
Women'sSurfrage1860s-1920sp. 29
Origins of women's suffragep. 29
Widening the basis of support after 1900p. 35
Socialism and suffragep. 38
International women's organizationsp. 39
Militancyp. 40
Achievement of the votep. 44
Feminism, Internationalism And Nationalism In The Twentieth Centuryp. 47
Women's suffrage beyond Europe and North Americap. 47
Nationalism and anti-colonialismp. 53
Internationalism and 'universal sisterhood'p. 54
Tensions within the IWSAp. 56
Citizenship In North America And Europe Inthe Inter-War Yearsp. 62
Political representation and impactp. 52
Women's organizationsp. 62
Social welfarep. 69
Feminism, peace and international activismp. 72
The Personal Is Political': Women's Liberation And 'Second Wave' Feminismp. 75
Origins of 'second wave feminism'p. 75
Protest in the 1960s and women's liberationp. 79
Debating feminismp. 82
Feminism on a global scalep. 85
Divisions in 'second wave' feminismp. 87
Setbacks and new initiativesp. 89
Assessmentp. 97
p. 97
Mary Wollstonecraft on the rights of womanp. 95
The Declaration of Sentiments, Seneca Falls Conference, 1848p. 99
Louise Otto Peters founds Frauen Ztitung (Women's Newspaper)1849p. 100
Sojourner Truth's speech, 'Ain't I a Woman?p. 101
Surplus women and employmentp. 103
New Zealand suffrage petitionp. 104
Women vote in South Australiap. 105
Socialist and bourgeois women clashp. 106
Finnish women inspired by Elizabeth Cady Stantonp. 107
Why women need the votep. 108
Clara Zetkin discusses the relationship between socialism and women's rightsp. 109
Militant actionsp. 110
Letters from a suffragette prisonerp. 111
International suffrage activityp. 212
Suffrage and empire during and after the First World Warp. 113
Feminism and peacep. 114
Egyptian women's activism in nationalist strugglesp. 115
Nationalism and internationalismp. 116
Equal rights in America after the votep. 117
Birth control campaignp. 118
Criticisms of Western feminism120
Simone de Beauvoir and women as the Otherp. 121
National Organization of Women statement of purposep. 122
Press reactions to women's liberationp. 124
The voice of Black American feministsp. 125
Lesbian feministsp. 126
Third World feminism in the 1980sp. 125
Change for Russian womenp. 227
United Nations calls for actionp. 128
Guide To Further Readingp. 130
Referencesp. 146
Indexp. 152
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