Page count: 208 pages
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Starting with the late eighteenth century, this book explores the history of feminism within a range of countries spanning several continents. The use of a broad, comparative approach highlights the varieties of feminism and the different political and social contexts in which they have developed. Hannam identifies broad trends and changes over time and introduces recent interpretations and approaches. Key themes include the challenge made by feminists to prevailing ideas about a ?woman?s place?, the notions of sisterhood and solidarity and the relationship between feminism and other social and political reform movements, including nationalist struggles, socialist politics and anti-colonial movements
Feminism is suitable for undergraduate students studyingfeminism as part of a history, politics or sociology course.