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Hawkesworth, M. E., 1952-
Political worlds of women : activism, advocacy, and governance in the twenty-first century / Mary Hawkesworth
Boulder, CO : Westview Press, c2012
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 3rd Floor  HQ1236 .H395 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Women political activists -- History -- 21st century
Sex discrimination against women
Women's rights
Feminism
Physical Description xvi, 432 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Political worlds of women : introduction -- Political leadership, gendered institutions, and the politics of exclusion -- From demography to development : women's worlds and the politics of knowledge -- Producing raced-gendered citizens -- From the politics of identity to identity politics -- Engaging the state -- Promoting equality through policymaking and policy -- International and transnational political activism -- Virtual politics -- Political worlds of women : future prospects
Summary Political Worlds of Women" provides a comprehensive overview of women's political activism, comparing formal and informal channels of power from official institutions of state to grassroots mobilizations and Internet campaigns. Illuminating the politics of identity enmeshed in local, national, and global gender orders, this book explores women's creation of new political spaces and innovative political strategies to secure full citizenship and equal access to political power. Incorporating case studies from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, Mary Hawkesworth analyzes critical issues such as immigration and citizenship, the politics of representation, sexual regulation, and gender mainstreaming in order to examine how women mobilize in this era of globalization. "Political Worlds of Women" deepens understandings of national and global citizenship and presents the formidable challenges facing racial and gender justice in the contemporary world. It is an essential resource for students and scholars of women's studies and gender politics
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