Tuesday, September 17, 2013
In this dynamic analysis of the gender revolution, authors Anne Breneman and Rebecca Mbuh create a platform for scholars from a variety of cultures to reflect upon their experiences as women and men in gendered cultures and upon their visions of prospects for gender equality and empowerment. Conceived during the United Nation's Fourth World Women's Conference in 1995 and continued during the Beijing +5 conference in 2000, this work represents the culmination of a ten-year project involving women from China, Sweden, Korea, Cameroon, Indonesia, South Africa, and the USA. Organized in five parts—Beginning, Women Awakening, Women Arising, Hazards of Growing up Female, and Reflections and Prospects—Women in the New Millennium includes perspectives in the form of scholarship, historical narratives, and interview materials aimed at contributing to public awareness of the global nature of the gender revolution. With their analyses and examples of the expanding gender revolution, Breneman and Mbuh seek to stimulate an interdisciplinary, international dialogue that leads to the further creation of action plans and will ultimately contribute to the empowerment of women and the equality of women and men in the new millennium.