Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World
By (author) Kumari Jayawardena
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Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World by Kumari Jayawardena
Book DescriptionFor twenty-five years, Kumari Jayawardenas text has been an essential primer on the history of womens movements in Asia and the Middle Eastfrom Egypt, Turkey and Iran, to India, Sri Lanka, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, Korea and the Philippinesin the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Jayawardena presents a feminism that didnt originate as an ideology of the West to be adopted by women in the Third World, but that instead erupted from the specific needs and struggles of women fighting against colonial power, for education or the vote, for safety, and against poverty and inequality. This readable and well-researched survey highlights the role of women in the national liberation and revolutionary movements of these countries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780862322656
(220mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-1986
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kumari Jayawardena
Nobodies to Somebodies, Paperback (February 2003)
The origins and growth of the bourgeoisie in Sri Lanka during British rule are important aspects of the country's modern history. Here, Kumari Jayawardena traces the evolution of the bourgeoisie from a
Embodied Violence, Paperback (November 1996)
Focusing on South Asia, this is an investigation into the myriad ways in which societies play out the struggle for cultural identity on women's bodies.
White Woman's Other Burden, Paperback (August 1995)» View all books by Kumari Jayawardena
This text examines the western women who lived and worked in South Asia during the British colonial rule. Some women chose to bring Western education and social change to Asian women. Others sought to abandon their own western values and embrace Asian religions and cultures.
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Author Biography - Kumari Jayawardena
Kumari Jayawardena is currently a Senior Fellow of the Graduate Studies Institute of Colombo University. She also serves as Secretary of the Social Scientists' Association, a group of concerned scholars working on ethnic, gender, caste and other issues. Her books include: The White Woman's Other Burden: Western Women and South Asia during British Rule (1995) and Embodied Violence: Communalising Women's Sexuality in South Asia (Zed, 1998).
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