Introduction to Gender Equality in Changing Times

Smith, Angela (2020) Introduction to Gender Equality in Changing Times. In: Gender Equality in Changing Times: Multidisciplinary reflections on struggles and progress. Palgrave, London, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9783030265694

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Abstract

This book offers a collection of chapters that explores and interrogates gender equality issues, through both the personal experiences of people themselves and the representation of gender and sexuality. Gender equality has been at the heart of feminist campaigns throughout the twentieth century. The early First Wave Feminist campaigns had crystallised around the call for universal suffrage, with most Westernised countries achieving this by 1930. This gave women the platform to raise issues of equality from inside the political system, a process that continues to this day. As Karen Boyle (2019) points out, at the time of writing this book, we are in a moment when feminism’s popularity is once more resurgent. At the same time, Sarah Banet-Weiser (2018) has argued that this coincides with popular misogyny. And it is not only the binary male/ female backlash that is apparent, as other issues of gender and sexuality show a tension between liberation and oppression.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Culture > English Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Media and Communications
Depositing User: Angela Smith
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2020 06:56
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2020 06:56
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/12408
ORCID for Angela Smith: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2013-8395

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