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Arts & Entertainment - February 24, 2010

Book-release event for Woodside author Karen Offen

Woodside resident Karen Offen will be celebrated, along with her recently released book, "Globalizing Feminisms," at a reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, on the Stanford University campus.

Ms. Offen, a historian and a senior scholar with the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University, edited the book, a collection of writings on the history of feminism by an international group of scholars. Her piece, "Was Mary Wollstonecraft a Feminist? A Comparative Re-Reading of 'A Vindication of the Rights of Woman,' 1792-1992," is included in the collection.

The book covers 1789 to 1945 — from the beginning of the French Revolution to the end of World War II. The diverse writings are pulled together by Ms. Offen's general introduction and section introductions.

Kathryn Kish Sklar, editor of the book, "Women and Social Movements, International," writes that Ms. Offen's book "is itself an historic turning point. It marks the maturity of women's history as a field of study internationally and it opens up future research agendas in the global history of feminisms. This book will be cherished and it will change the way we do women's history."

Ms. Offen's previous publications include "European Feminisms: 1700-1950: A Political History."

The book party is open to all, and will take place at the Clayman Institute-Serra House, 589 Capistrano Way at Stanford.

For more information about the book, go to routledge.com.

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