Sisterhood Is Global

Sisterhood Is Global: The International Women's Movement Anthology is a 1984 anthology of feminist writings edited by Robin Morgan, published by Anchor Press/Doubleday.[1][2] It is the follow-up to Sisterhood Is Powerful: An Anthology of Writings from the Women's Liberation Movement (1970).[3] After Sisterhood Is Global came its follow-up, Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium (2003).[3]

Sisterhood Is Global: The International Women's Movement Anthology
Cover of the first edition
EditorRobin Morgan
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SubjectSecond-wave feminism
Publication date
1984
Media typePrint (hardcover and paperback)
Pages815
ISBN9780385177979
Preceded bySisterhood Is Powerful: An Anthology of Writings from the Women's Liberation Movement (1970) 
Followed bySisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium (2003) 

Background

Robin Morgan was awarded Ford Foundation Grants in 1982, 1983, and 1984 to help fund work on Sisterhood Is Global.[4]

Contents

Made up of short essays by women[5] who represent more than 80 countries, Sisterhood Is Global "was hailed as 'an historic publishing event,' 'an instant classic,' and 'the definitive text on the international women's movement,' and adopted widely as a course text in women's studies, international affairs, global economics, and several other disciplines", as Morgan has acknowledged.[6]

Among the women contributing essays are: Mahnaz Afkhami (Iran), Marjorie Agosin (Chile), Ama Ata Aidoo (Ghana), Shulamit Aloni (Israel), Peggy Antrobus (Caribbean), Berit Ås (Norway), Simone de Beauvoir (France), Cheryl Benard (Austria), Motlalepula Chabaku (South Africa), Nguyen Thi Dinh (Vietnam), Lidia Falcon (Spain), Patricia Giles (Australia), Hema Goonatilake (Sri Lanka), Keiko Higuchi (Japan), Rada Iveković (Yugoslavia), Devaki Jain (India), Nell McCafferty (Ireland), Tatyana Mamonova (USSR), Fatima Mernissi (Morocco), Irmtraud Morgner (East Germany), 'Molara Ogundipe-Leslie (Nigeria), Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo (Portugal), Nawal El Saadawi (Egypt), Edit Schlaffer (Austria), Ngahuia Te Awekotuku (New Zealand), Ana Titkow (Poland), Mallica Vajrathon (Thailand), Sima Wali (Afghanistan), Marilyn Waring (New Zealand), and Xiao Lu (China).[7]

Editions

  • 1984, New York: Anchor Press/Doubleday
  • 1985, London: Penguin Books
  • 1996, Feminist Press at The City University of New York, ISBN 978-1558611603

In a 2019 Paris Fashion Week show, Christian Dior's creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri debuted a collection of T-shirts that read Sisterhood Is Powerful, Sisterhood Is Global, and Sisterhood Is Forever, respectively.[8][9]

References

  1. Robin Morgan (Editor) Author. "9780385177979: Sisterhood is Global: The International Women's Movement Anthology - AbeBooks: 0385177976". AbeBooks. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  2. "Table of Contents: Sisterhood is global :". Catalog.vsc.edu. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  3. "BOOKS | An Interview With Robin Morgan". Hybridmagazine.Com. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  4. "Bio". RobinMorgan.com. Archived from the original on February 20, 2012. Retrieved March 14, 2012.
  5. Elizabeth Wilson, Review of Sisterhood Is Global, in Signs (University of Chicago Press), Vol. 11, No. 2 (Winter 1986), pp. 390–392.
  6. Robin Morgan, Foreword to The Feminist Press edition, Sisterhood Is Global. Feminist.com.
  7. "Table of Contents", Sisterhood is Global: The International Women's Movement Anthology. Amazon.
  8. Conlon, Scarlett (February 26, 2019). "Christian Dior launches latest 'sisterhood' slogans". The Guardian. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
  9. Robinson, Roxanne; Schmidt, Ingrid (February 27, 2019). "Paris Fashion Week: Dior's Latest Feminist Message, Saint Laurent Channels Bianca Jagger". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 1, 2019.

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