© 2001

Women’s Rights and Human Rights

International Historical Perspectives

  • Patricia Grimshaw
  • Katie Holmes
  • Marilyn Lake

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Legacies of Imperialism

  3. Negotiating National Citizenship

  4. Women Working Internationally

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Deborah Gray White
      Pages 231-242

About this book


This international collection of historical work explores the breadth and creativity of women's struggles for human rights, citizenship and social justice across the world. It brings together twenty contributions by scholars in women's history, whose work reflects the global reach of the International Federation for Research in Women's History. In addition to presenting studies by well known scholars in the United States and Europe, the book is distinctive in also bringing the work of scholars from regions such as South and East Asia and the Pacific to the attention of an international audience.


attention feminism gender history human rights identity social justice women

Editors and affiliations

  • Patricia Grimshaw
    • 1
  • Katie Holmes
    • 2
  • Marilyn Lake
    • 3
  1. 1.University of MelbourneVictoriaAustralia
  2. 2.Women’s Studies and HistoryLaTrobe UniversityVictoriaAustralia
  3. 3.LaTrobe UniversityVictoriaAustralia

About the editors

SHIRIN AKHTAR Lecturer, Department of History, Jahangirnager University, Dhaka, Bangladesh LEORA AUSLANDER Lecturer in European History, University of Chicago IDA BLOM Professor of Women's History, University of Bergen, Norway EILEEN BORIS Professor of Women and Gender Studies, University of Virginia ANNE DICKSON-WAIKO Lecturer in History and Gender Studies, University of Papua, New Guinea LINDA EDMONDSON Research Fellow, Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham JANE KANI EDWARD Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto NORIYO HAYAKAWA Lecturer in Gender Studies, Yokohama National University, Japan NANCY HEWITT Professor of History and Women's Studies, Rutgers University JACKIE HUGGINS Deputy Director, ATSI Research Unit, University of Queensland, Australia DELORES JANIEWSKI Senior Lecturer, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand LILIKALA KAME'ELEIHIWA Director of the Centre for Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawai'i, Manoa TEMMA KAPLAN Professor of History and Women's Studies, State University, New York CHARLOTTE MACDONALD History Department, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand SONYA MICHEL Lecturer, History of Women and Gender in the United States, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign CLARE MIDGLEY Senior Lecturer, Women's History and Gender Studies, London Guildhall University KAREN OFFEN Historian affiliated with the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Stanford University KAY SAUNDERS Reader in History, University of Queensland ISABEL TARRAGO Queensland Premier's Advisor on Women and Reconcilation DEBORAH GRAY WHITE Professor of History, Rutgers University

Bibliographic information


' excellent resource for those...teaching in the fields of human rights and women's world history.' - Judith P. Zinsser, International History Review