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date: 16 September 2019

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This article serves as a comparative study of women’s movements. It begins with a review of the definitions of women’s movements in recent scholarship and then turns to a study of the differences among women in movements, women’s movements, and feminist movements. The next section discusses the various approaches to women’s activism in and support for political movements, along with the question of what it means to study women’s movements in comparative perspective. Finally, the article examines the analytical leverage gained from a comparative analysis of women’s movements in terms of understandings of gender, politics, and intersection.

Keywords: women’s movements, women in movements, feminist movements, women’s activism, comparative perspective

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