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Author Ghodsee, Kristen Rogheh, 1970- author

Title Second world, second sex : socialist women's activism and global solidarity during the Cold War / Kristen Ghodsee
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2019
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Contents State feminism and the woman question -- A brief history of women's activism in domestic political context-Case 1: Bulgaria -- Emancipated women and anti-communism in the American political imagination -- A brief history of women's activism in domestic political context-Case 2: Zambia -- Sandwiched between superpowers -- The lead up to International Women's Year -- Historic gatherings in Mexico and East Germany -- Preparing for the mid-decade conference -- The third week in July -- School for solidarity -- Strategizing for Nairobi -- Showdown in Kenya
Summary Kristen Ghodsee recuperates the lost history of feminist activism from the so-called Second World, showing how women from state socialist Bulgaria and socialist-leaning Zambia created networks and alliances that challenged American women's leadership of the global women's movement
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Feminism -- International cooperation -- History -- 20th century.
International Women's Decade, 1976-1985.
International Women's Year, 1975.
Women and socialism.
Women political activists -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- Political activity -- Bulgaria.
Women -- Political activity -- Zambia.
Women's rights -- International cooperation -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018029608
ISBN 1478003278
9781478003274 (electronic bk.)
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(hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
(paperback;) (alk. paper)