Australian Left Review

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Unequal and Different


Carol Bacchi


Contemporary Western European Feminism, by Gisela Kaplan. London, Allen & Unwin, 1992. Reviewed by Carol Bacchi. Gisela Kaplan has undertaken a mammoth and necessary task: to introduce the women's movements of western Europe (to 1988) to the 'English-language circuit'. Her starting premise— that feminist analyses have been dominated by the experiences of English-speaking countries, in particular America and Britain—is doubtless correct. The insights which can come from comparative studies which range beyond these borders is undeniable.



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