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Kumari Jayawardena (born 1931) is a leading feminist figure and academic in Sri Lanka. Her work is part of the canon of third-world feminism which conceptualizes feminism(s) that are indigenous and unique to non-Western societies and nations rather than mere off-shoots of Western feminism(s).

Jayawardena is the author of several books, including Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World, for which she was selected for the Feminist Fortnight award in Britain in 1986 and was cited by Ms. Magazine in 1992 as writing one of the "20 most important books of the feminist decades" (1970-1990). This text is widely used in Women's Studies programs around the world.

In Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World, Jayawardena reconstructs the history of women's rights movements in Asia and the Middle East from the 19th century to the 1980s, focusing on Egypt, Turkey, Iran, India, Sri Lanka, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, Korea and the Philippines. Her research states that feminism was not a foreign ideology imposed on Third World countries, but instead, developed on its own in Asia and the Middle East as women struggled for equal rights and against the subordination of women in the home and in society in general.

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Total Books: 13
Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World
2016 - Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World [Feminist Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781784784294
ISBN-10: 178478429X
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Nobodies to Somebodies The Rise of the Colonial Bourgeoisie in Sri Lanka
Nobodies to Somebodies The Rise of the Colonial Bourgeoisie in Sri Lanka
Nobodies to Somebodies The Rise of the Colonial Bourgeoisie in Sri Lanka
Embodied Violence Communalising Female Sexuality in South Asia
1996 - Embodied VIolence Communalising Female Sexuality in South Asia (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781856494472
ISBN-10: 1856494470
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Embodied Violence Communalising Female Sexuality in South Asia
The White Woman's Other Burden Western Women and South Asia During British Rule
The White Woman's Other Burden Western Women and South Asia During British Rule
Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World
1986 - Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World [Third World Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780862322656
ISBN-10: 0862322650
Genre: Nonfiction
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Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World
1986 - Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World [Third World Books] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780862322649
ISBN-10: 0862322642
Genre: Nonfiction
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