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Feminism : A Very Short Introduction :  A Very Short Introduction - Margaret Walters

Feminism : A Very Short Introduction

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: May 2005
ISBN: 9780192805102
Number Of Pages: 176

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This is a historical account of feminism that looks at the roots of feminism, voting rights, and the liberation of the sixties, and analyzes the current situation of women across Europe, in the United States, and elsewhere in the world, particularly the Third World countries. Walters examines
the difficulties and inequities that women still face, more than forty years after the "new wave" of 1960s feminism--difficulties, particularly, in combining domesticity, motherhood and work outside the home. How much have women's lives really changed? In the West, women still come up against the
"glass ceiling" at work, with most earning considerably less than their male counterparts. What are we to make of the now commonplace insistence that feminism deprives men of their rights and dignities? And how does one tackle the issue of female emancipation in different cultural and economic
environments--in, for example, Islam, Hinduism, the Middle East, Africa, and the Indian sub-continent?

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"An enjoyable read." * Rosie Blau, FT Magazine *

1: Introduction: The rights and wrongs of women 2: Pioneers 3: Voting Rights 4: The Personal is the Political: Liberation in the Twentieth Century 5: In a New Century 6: Women Across the World

ISBN: 9780192805102
ISBN-10: 019280510X
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: May 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.5 x 11.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.14

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