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Women's Movements

(see also Feminism, Abolition, Temperance, Women's Suffrage, Civil Rights Movement, Mothers' Movements, Gay & Lesbian Movements, Reproductive Rights, Equal Rights Amendment, & Latin America: Women's Movements)

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On the Web: Articles

Women's Global Charter for Humanity (Kigali, Rwanda; 12/04).

Women's Rights: Why Not? Nicholas Kristof, NY Times (6/18/02). US still refusing to sign international treaty banning discrimination against women, now ratified by 169 countries.

UN women seek greater peace role. Greg Barrow, BBC News (10/31/01). Unifem, the UN Women's Fund, says women have greatest interest in preventing war and building peace because they are the likeliest victims of war.

On the Web: Specialized Sites

About-Face (Combats negative & distorted images of women in media).

American Association of University Women.

Center for the American Woman & Politics (Rutgers U).

Center for Women's Global Leadership.

Code Pink.

Equality Now.

Feminist Majority Foundation.

Girl Scouts of the USA.

Global Fund for Women.

League of Women Voters.

Madre: An International Women's Human Rights Organization.

Mix-Cité (Paris).

National Council for Research on Women.

National Organization for Women.

Puntos de Encuentro (Managua).

Sisterhood is Global Institute.

Third Wave Foundation (Feminist education & activism for young women).

V-Day (Global movement to stop violence against women & girls).

Young Women's Christian Association, USA.

Women of Color Resource Center.

Women's Environment & Development Organization (WEDO).

Women's Human Rights Net.

Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF).

Women's Institute for Leadership Development for Human Rights.

Women's International League for Peace & Freedom.

Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (US office).

Women's Institute for Leadership Development for Human Rights.

World March of Women.

World Young Women's Christian Association.

In the Library: Articles

Benston, Margaret. “The political economy of women’s liberation,” Monthly Review 41,7(12/89):31-43.

Bouvard, Marguerite Guzmán. "Jessica Neuwirth & Equality Now," in her Women Reshaping Human Rights (Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 1996), pp. 235-54. Founder of international women's rights advocacy group.

__________. "The International Gathering of Mothers & Women in Struggle," in her Women Reshaping Human Rights (Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 1996), pp. 295-313. Interviews Hebe de Bonafini, founder of Argentine Madres de la Plaza de Mayo.

Conniff, Ruth. “Title IX: political football,” Nation (3/24/03):19-21. Women’s sports under attack by jocks who have ally in president.

Brenner, Johanna & Nancy Holmstrom. "Women's self-organization: theory & strategy," Monthly Review 34,11 (3/83):34-52.

Featherstone, Liza. "Mighty in pink," Nation (3/3/03):23-25. Code Pink & new wave of feminist antiwar activism.

Mitchell, Juliet. “Women: the longest revolution,” New Left Review (12/66).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Alonso, Harriet Hyman. Peace as a Women's Issue: A History of the US Movement for World Peace & Women's Rights (Syracuse: Syracuse U., 1993).

Bandarage, Asoka. Women, Population & Global Crisis (London: Zed, 1997).

Basu, Amrita (ed.) The Challenge of Local Feminisms: Women's Movements in a Global Perspective (Boulder: Westview, 1995).

Bolt, Christine. The Women's Movements in the US & Britain from the 1790s to the 1920s (Amherst: U. Massachusetts, 1993).

__________. Sisterhood Questioned: Race, Class & Internationalism in the American & British Women's Movements, c.1880s-1970s (NY: Routledge, 2004).

Boulding, Elise. Women's Movements & Social Transformation in the 20th C. (Yokohama: International Peace Research Institute Meigaku, 1993).

Bouvard, Marguerite Guzmán. Revolutionizing Motherhood: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo (Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 1994).

Brodsky, Anne F. With All Our Strength: The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (NY: Routledge, 2003).

Brownmiller, Susan. In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution (NY: Delta, 2000).

Buechler, Steven M. Women's Movements in the US: Woman Suffrage, Equal Rights, & Beyond (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 1990).

Cook, Blanche Wiesen (ed.) On Women & Revolution (NY: Oxford, 1978).

Cutter, Barbara. Domestic Devils, Battlefield Angels: The Radicalism of American Womanhood, 1830-1865 (DeKalb IL: Northern Illinois U., 2003).

Dandavati, Annie G. The Women's Movement & the Transition to Democracy in Chile (NY: P. Lang, 1996).

de Bruijn, J.G.M.; L.D. Derksen & C.M.J. Hoeberichts (eds.) The Women 's Movement: History & Theory (Brookfield VT: Ashgate, 1993).

Deckard, Barbar Sinclair. The Women's Movement: Political, Socioeconomic & Psychological Issues (3rd ed.; NY: Harper & Row, 1983).

Early, Frances H. A World Without War: How US Feminists & Pacifists Resisted World War I (Syracuse: Syracuse U, 1997).

Evans, Sara. In Personal Politics: The Roots of Women's Liberation in the Civil Rights Movement & the New Left (NY: Knopf, 1979).

Evans, Sarah M. (ed). Journeys that Opened Up the World: Women, Student Christian Movements, & Social Justice, 1955-1975 (Piscataway NJ: Rutgers, 2003).

Forster, Margaret. Significant Sisters: The Grassroots of Active Feminism, 1839-1939 (NY: Knopf, 1985).

Fradin, Dennis Brindell & Judith Bloom Fradin. Ida B. Wells: Mother of the Civil Rights Movement (NY: Clarion, 2000).

Freedman, Estelle B. Maternal Justice: Miriam Van Waters & the Female Reform Tradition (Chicago: U. Chicago, 1996).

__________. Their Sisters' Keepers: Women's Prison Reform in America, 1830-1930 (Ann Arbor: U. Michigan, 1981).

__________. No Turning Back: The History of Feminism & the Future of Women (NY: Ballantine, 2002).

Jeffreys-Jones, Rhodri. Changing Differences: Women & the Shaping of American Foreign Policy, 1917-1994 (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 1995).

Jaquette, Jane S. (ed.) The Women's Movement in Latin America: Feminism & the Transition to Democracy [1989] (2nd ed.; Boulder: Westview, 1994).

Jayawardena, Kumari. Feminism & Nationalism in the Third World (London: Zed, 1986).

Jeydel, Alan S. Political Women: The Women's Movement, Political Institutions, the Battle for Women's Suffrage & the ERA (NY: Routledge, 2004).

Jordan, Ellen. The Women's Movement & Women's Employment in 19th-C. Britain (NY: Routledge, 2004).

Katzenstein, Mary Fainsod & Carol McClurg Mueller (eds.) The Women's Movements of the US & Western Europe: Consciousness, Political Opportunity, & Public Policy (Philadelphia: Temple, 1987).

Kraditor, Aileen S. (ed.) Up from the Pedestal: Selected Writings in the History of American Feminism (Chicago: Quadrangle, 1968).

Kruks, Sonia; Rayna Rapp & Marilyn B. Young (eds.) Promissory Notes: Women in the Transition to Socialism (NY: Monthly Review, 199?).

Langer, Elinor. Josephine Herbst (Boston: Northeastern Univ., 1994 ).

Lerner, Gerda. The Majority Finds its Past: Placing Women in History (NY: Oxford, 1979).

__________. The Creation of Feminist Consciousness: From the Middle Ages to 1870 (NY: Oxford, 1993).

Lycklama a Nijeholt, Geertje; Virginia Vargas & Saskie Wieringa. Women's Movements & Public Policy in Europe, Latin America, & the Caribbean (NY: Garland, 1998).

McCrindle, Jean & Sheila Rowbotham (eds.) Dutiful Daughters: Women Talk About Their Lives (Austin: U. Texas, 1977).

Mitter, Swasti & Sheila Rowbotham (eds.) Women Encounter Technology: Changing Patterns of Employment in the Third World (NY: Routledge, 1995).

Molyneaux, Maxine. Women's Movements in International Perspective: Latin America & Beyond (NY: Palgrave, 2001).

Morgan, Robin (ed.) Sisterhood is Global (NY: Anchor, 1984).

Naples, Nancy A. & Manisha Desai (eds.) Women's Activism & Globalization. Linking Local Struggles & Global Politics (NY: Routledge, 2002).

Rowbotham, Sheila. Women, Resistance & Revolution (London: Allen Lane, 1972).

__________. Woman's Consciousness, Man's World (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1973).

__________. Hidden from History: 300 Years of Women's Oppression & the Fight Against It (3rd ed.; London: Pluto, 1977).

__________. A New World for Women: Stella Browne, Socialist Feminist (London: Pluto, 1977).

__________; Lynne Segal & Hilary Wainwright. Beyond the Fragments: Feminism & the Making of Socialism (2nd rev. ed.; London: Merlin, 1979).

__________. The Past is Before Us: Feminism in Action since the 1960s (Boston: Beacon, 1989).

__________. Women in Movement: Feminism & Social Action (NY: Routledge, 1992).

__________ & Swasti Mitter (eds.) Dignity & Daily Bread: New Forms of Organizing by Women in the Third World & the First (NY: Routledge, 1994).

__________. A Century of Women: The History of Women in Britain & the US (NY: Viking, 1997).

__________. Threads Through Time: Writings on History & Autobiography (London: Penguin, 1999).

__________. Promise of a Dream: Remembering the Sixties (NY: Verso, 2001).

__________ & Stephanie Linkogle (eds.) Women Resist Globalization: Mobilizing for Livelihood & Rights (NY: Zed, 2001).

Scharf, Lois & Joan M. Jensen (eds.) Decades of Discontent: The Women's Movement, 1920-1940 (Westport Ct: Greenwood, 1983).

Sen, Gita & Caren Grown (eds.) Development, Crises & Alternative Visions: Third World Women's Perspectives (NY: Monthly Review, 199?).

Silver-Isenstadt, Jean L. Shameless: The Visionary Life of Mary Gove Nichols (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 2002).

Simon, Rita James & Gloria Danziger. Women's Movements in America: Their Successes, Disappointments & Aspirations (NY: Praeger, 1991).

Southard, Barbara. The Women's Movement & Colonial Politics in Bengal: The Quest for Political Rights, Education, & Social Reform Legislation, 1921-1936 (New Delhi: Manohar, 1995).

Stienstra, Deborah. Women's Movements & International Organizations (NY: St. Martin's, 1994).

Storrs, Landon R.V. Civilizing Capitalism: The National Consumer's League, Women's Activism & Labor Standards in the New Deal Era (Chapel Hill: U. North Carolina, 2000).

Swerdlow, Amy. Women Strike for Peace (?, 1993).

Tax, Meredith. The Rising of the Women: Feminist Solidarity & Class Conflict, 1880-1917 (NY: Monthly Review, 1980).

Townsend, Janet G. & Others. Women & Power: Fighting Patriarchies & Poverty (London: Zed, 1999).

Townsend, Janet G. Women's Voices from the Rainforest (NY: Routledge, 1995).

Turshen, Meredeth & Briavel Holcomb (eds.) Women's Lives & Public Policy: The International Experience (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1993).

Vargas, Virginia. The Women's Movement in Peru: Rebellion into Action (The Hague: Institute of Social Studies, 1990).

Waller, Marguerite & Jennifer Rycenga (eds.) Frontline Feminisms. Women, War, & Resistance (NY: Routledge, 2001).

Weigand, Kate. Red Feminism: American Communism & the Making of Women’s Liberation (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 2003).

Winslow, Barbara. Sylvia Pankhurst: Sexual Politics & Political Activism (NY: St. Martin's, 1996).

Wortis, Helen & Clara Rabinowitz (eds.) The Women's Movement: Social & Psychological Perspectives (NY: Wiley, 1972).

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In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

"The Burning Times," by Charlie Murphy. On Colleen Kattau, Wide Land, from ckattau@ithaca.edu; or 16 James St.; Cortland, NY 13045.

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