Equality, Difference and Participation: The Women’s Movements in Global Perspective

Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements book series (PSHSM)


To analyse women’s movements in a long-term and global perspective constitutes a fundamental challenge indeed, but it also opens up new opportunities in analysing and understanding them. These new prospects are related to basic issues of globalization research: focussing on shifting multiple power relationships beyond the national framework and theorizing the present reconfiguration of time and space, we are led to reconsider their changing relationship. These aspects are highly relevant to some basic issues in researching women’s movements and feminisms. Therefore, a long-term, global perspective offers prospects for reconsidering these movements’ ‘deep development’, their regional diversity and their continuities, ruptures, innovations and transformations.


Social Movement Gender Equality Political Participation Domestic Sphere Gender Violence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Social ScienceUniversity of BochumBochumGermany

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