Forging Feminist Identity in an International Movement: A Collective Identity Approach to Twentieth-Century Feminism

  title={Forging Feminist Identity in an International Movement: A Collective Identity Approach to Twentieth-Century Feminism},
  author={Leila J. Rupp and V. Taylor},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={363 - 386}
L'A. decrit de quelle maniere l'identite feministe s'est constituee au 20 e siecle. Il qualifie le mouvement feministe de mouvement international. Il estime que l'identite collective des feministes se manifeste, d'une part, au travers d'un sentiment d'appartenance a une meme organisation, a un meme mouvement et, d'autre part, au travers de solidarites. 
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