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Routledge Reference reissue a magnitude of Feminism titles for 2012

Today is International Women's Day. This global event celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

Annually, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, and government activities and networking events through to local women's craft markets, theatrical performances, fashion parades and more.

In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women's Day is a national vacation. You may ask why? Well suffragettes campaigned for women's right to vote. The word 'Suffragette' is derived from the word "suffrage" meaning the right to vote.

International Women's Day honours the work of the Suffragettes, celebrates women's success, and reminds of inequities still to be redressed. The first International Women's Day event was run in 1911. 2011 was the Global Centenary Year.

Throughout 2012 Routledge Reference will publish a wide variety of multivolume collections in and around the world of feminism. Under our major works program our History of Feminism series makes key archival source material readily available to scholars, researchers, and students of women’s and gender studies, women’s history, and women’s writing.

Each 4-6 volume set is introduced by an expert editor, which provides users with easy access to material that is oftentimes not widely available, is inaccessible, or is scattered throughout a variety of specialist journals and books.

Past collections have included works on female journalists, travel writing, cross-dressing, suffrage and Nineteenth-Century Education. Forthcoming highlights include Women and Belief, 1852–1928 a six-volume collection of primary materials covering a wide range of opinions about women, their self-identity, and the combination of their spiritual and political beliefs.

Building on the success of Women and Empire (2009), in July the series will publish a new title by author Cheryl Cassidy which brings together in four volumes a unique range of nineteenth-century texts on children and empire.

In the history of economics, women writers were all but invisible until a few decades ago. This year we will publish Women’s Economic Thought in the Eighteenth Century a 3 volume collection which will remedy this omission.

Finally our Routledge Library Editions series will reissue three collections over the course of 2012:

Women's History
Women, Feminism and Literature.

Topics cover all aspects of women's literature, gender and feminism through literary criticism and the work of women literary theorists.

Each 'Mini-library’ will include titles by various authors, offering the purchaser the chance to buy a title individually, as thematically structured mini-sets, or as a complete set both in print and online.

To learn more about International Women's Day visit their official homepage.

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  1. Women and Belief, 1852–1928

    Edited by Jessica Cox, Mark Llewellyn, Nadine Muller

    Series: History of Feminism

    Co-published by Routledge and Edition Synapse Over recent years, research into religious belief during the Victorian period and the early twentieth century has grown in diversity and importance. The centrality of faith-based discourses to women of the period has long been recognized by scholars in...

    Published October 15th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Women and Empire, 1750–1939

    Primary Sources on Gender and Anglo-Imperialism

    Edited by Susan K. Martin, Caroline Daley, Elizabeth Dimock, Cheryl Cassidy, Cecily Devereux

    Series: History of Feminism

    Women and Empire, 1750–1939: Primary Sources on Gender and Anglo-Imperialism functions to extend significantly the range of the History of Feminism series (co-published by Routledge and Edition Synapse), bringing together the histories of British and American women’s emancipation, represented in...

    Published January 25th 2009 by Routledge