Historical Dictionary of Feminism

Diane Hoeveler, Marquette University
Janet K. Boles, Marquette University

Janet K. Boles and Diane L. Hoeveler. Historical Dictionary of Feminism. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2004. Permalink. © 2004 Scarecrow Press.


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.