This Second Edition is an essential resource for librarians, scholars, and students. This succinct handbook includes more than 1,000 entries covering the persons, organizations, campaigns and court cases, goals and achievements, and current and future directions of the feminist movement, 75 percent of which are new and revised from the first edition. This second edition also features a more internationally focused introduction that provides an overview of the history and development of feminism as a movement and as a philosophy. Rounding out this new edition are an expanded chronology, and an updated bibliography that brings attention to many feminist online resources and periodicals, and emphasizes global and third-wave feminism, both new developments in the field since the publication of the first edition. Paying tribute to the struggles of the women, and men, who have worked to change and to improve the living conditions for women in the world, this book promises a comprehensive historical overview for readers of all interest levels.
Janet K. Boles is a professor of political science at Marquette University. She teaches courses on women in American politics and the politics of race, ethnicity, and gender and has published extensively on the feminist movement, women in politics and elected office, and women and public policy. Diane Long Hoeveler is a professor of English at Marquette University. She teaches courses on the female gothic, romanticism and gender, women's literature, and literature and psychology.