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In Their Time: A History of Feminism in Western Society [Kindle Edition]

Marlene LeGates
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Book Description

Marlene LeGates has written a thorough, lively and accessible overview of Western feminist movements from the Middle Ages through the latter twentieth century. With each chapter containing a timeline and brief excerpts from primary source documents, the text serve as an ideal basis for a history of feminism or women's studies course, or as a supplementary text in a broader women's history or western civilization course.

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""In Their Time is quite a triumph of synthesis--an amazingly reasonable, down-to-earth and highly readable survey of women's activism on behalf of their sex, covering more than six centuries and many nations.."-Nancy F. Cott, Sterling Professor of History and American Studies, Yale University "This ambitious, wide-ranging survey of feminisms in Western societies raises provocative questions for readers of every background and persuasion. Marlene Le Gates's thought-provoking analysis of repeated challenges to sexual inequality and of the overwhelming obstacles and scorn challengers confronted over many centuries is guaranteed to provoke discussion and debate.."-Karen Offen, Institute for Research on Women & Gender, Stanford University

About the Author

Marlene LeGates is a Lecturer at Capilano College in Vancouver, BC and is the author of numerous articles on the history of women and feminism. She received her Ph.D. in history from Yale University.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 977 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Routledge (10 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009E1NJNG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,168,340 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An essential overview of Feminist history. 6 July 2011
I was looking for a history of feminism and this book filled the void excellently.

It gave me an overview of the history of western Feminism, showing that it is no less part of the whole culture of human rights and liberalism that arose from the enlightenment and French revolution than any other aspect of our society and placing the Feminist movement in a historical context. It keeps within the constraints of feminist thinking but in an intelligent, self-critical and accessible manner.

It is, however an academic book and not necessarily an easy read.

For what its worth I wish i had read it years earlier.
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