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date: 24 April 2019

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This chapter examines the emergence and existence of a global feminist perspective within the United States. The authors argue that the foundation of the relationship between U.S. feminists and global understandings is rooted in women’s international organizing and activism. Examining U.S. feminists’ involvement in international women’s movements from the end of the nineteenth century until post Beijing 95 (the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China), the chapter explores the influence of activism on the evolution of feminist thinking in the United States. The authors conclude by discussing the opportunities, obstacles, and challenges of women’s movements, global feminism, and contemporary feminist scholarship, as it currently affects women and girls within the United States and across the globe.

Keywords: global feminism, women’s international organizing, international women’s movement, feminist scholarship, women’s movements

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