Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781780329673 Published January 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $143.95 ISBN: 9781780329680 Published January 2014 For sale in North and South America only

Voicing Demands

Feminist Activism in Transitional Contexts

Edited by Sohela Nazneen and Maheen Sultan

Voicing Demands

Edited by Sohela Nazneen and Maheen Sultan

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280 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2014
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781780329673 Published January 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $143.95 ISBN: 9781780329680 Published January 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Voicing Demands is a collection of analytical narratives of what has happened to feminist voice, a key pathway to women’s empowerment. These narratives depart from the existing debate on women’s political engagement in formal institutions to examine feminist activism for building and sustaining constituencies through raising, negotiating and legitimizing women’s voice under different contexts.

Bringing together the reflections and experiences of feminist researchers and activists in South Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, this unique volume explores how various global trends, such as the development of transnational linkages, the rise of conservative forces, the NGOization of feminist movements, and an increase in the power of donors, have created opportunities and challenges for feminist voice and activism.
Contents
Introduction: Voicing Demands: Feminist Activism in Transitional Contexts
Sohela Nazneen and Maheen Sultan

1. Well-Chosen Compromises? Feminists Legitimizing Voice in Bangladesh
Sohela Nazneen and Maheen Sultan

2. Feminisms in Brazil: Voicing and Channelling Women’s Diverse Demands
Cecilia M. B. Sardenberg and Ana Alice Alcantara Costa

3. The South African Revolution: Protracted or Postponed?
Gertrude Fester

4. Voicing Autonomy through Citizenship: The Regional Nationality Campaign and Morocco
Alexandra Pittman and Rabéa Naciri

5. Motivated by Dictatorship, Muted by Democracy: Articulating Women’s Rights in Pakistan
Afiya Shehrbano Zia

6. Feminist Voices and the Regulation, Islamization and Quango-ization of Women’s Activism in Mubarak's Egypt
Mariz Tadros

7. The Many Faces of Feminism: Palestinian Women’s Movements Finding a Voice
Elieen Kuttab
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