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Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

Margaret Walters

Publication Date - January 2006

ISBN: 9780192805102

160 pages
Paperback
4-1/2 x 7 inches

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A concise and readable introduction to feminism and its history

Description

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?

Features

  • Providins a short, concise introduction to the issues of feminism
  • Combines sound historical background, with thought-provoking questions about the future of feminism
  • Tackles feminism not just in the West, but worldwide

About the Author(s)

Margaret Walters is a freelance writer and reviewer. She has written for the Times Literary Supplement and the Sunday Times.

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