This volume brings together essays of remarkable variety and fresh insights from leading feminists in Africa, Asia, Latin America, North America, Europe and Scandinavia. The engaged and sophisticated personal accounts, political speeches and academic articles collected here reveal a vibrant and multifaceted transnational feminist movement struggling not just for women¹s equality in existing structures but to redefine wealth, work, peace, democracy, leadership, family, human rights, development, community and citizenship. Contributors include: Arlie Russell Hochschild, Vandana Shiva, Charlotte Bunch, Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, Nighat Said Khan, Sally Roesch Wagner and Alda Facio among many others.
“An invigorating book. You can feel the feminist intellectual and activist energy coming out of these pages. From corn seeds to the oil industry, from domestic work to the liquor trade, from the ‘war on terror’ to international alliance-building, these authors have deep feminist insights into how to theorize in ways that feed collective strategizing. Students and professors both will have their eyes opened by Feminist Politics, Activism and Vision.”
– Cynthia Enloe, Author of The Curious Feminist: Searching for Women in a New Age of Empire
“I cannot imagine how empty my life would have been without the presence of feminist writing. In this volume there are friends and new voices, and a rich fabric of text to anchor politics and clear vision in our activism.”
– Marilyn Waring, Author of If Women Counted/Counting for Nothing
“This fine collection of feminist writing from many parts of the world is an invaluable resource for those of us working locally with global perspectives. Here we read about women’s resistance to arrack production in India and oil production in Nigeria, feminists’ personal and political understandings of leadership, peace and human rights, and of feminists¹ resistance to the genderizing of their visions. We desperately need to share our experiences and analyses in this period of ascendent economic and religious fundamentalism and growing militarism.”
– Monica Munoz-Vargas, Unifem Regional Directior, Brazil and Southern Cone
“For millennia women have been in the forefront of peace-making and sustaining life and now, given the shambles and self-destructive nature of violence and war, our voices are invaluable. This volume makes visible the challenges faced by women in their important organized efforts to defend peaceful communities and cultivate a non-violent world.”
– Rosalie Bertell, Recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, the UNEP Global 500 Award and the Sean MacBride International peace Award.