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For 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 Details

ISBN: 9780862322656
ISBN-10: 0862322650
Format: Paperback
(220mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-1986
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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