Global Social Movements

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Abstract

Contrary to conventional wisdom, global social movements are not a new phenomenon. They are part of the globalization of contentious politics dating back to the mid-nineteenth century. During the last quarter of the twentieth century these movements became prominent and vivid players in the international, national, and local arena (Boli and Thomas 1999; Della Porta et al. 1999; Guidry et al. 2000; Keck and Sikkink 1998; Smith et al. 1997)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Companion to Gender Studies
EditorsPhilomena Essed, David Theo Goldberg, Audrey Kobayashi
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Pages266-278
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781405165419
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

Keywords

  • gender as a global issue
  • transformative impact of gender-focused social movements
  • challenging normative heterosexuality
  • gender tensions in the gay movement
  • identity politics
  • multiple identities and struggles

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