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Women’s Studies
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Women’s studies flourished in the public sphere in the early 20th century but largely came to an end under National Socialism. Modern women’s studies developed in the early 1970s in the United States and Western Europe in the context of the New Feminism, primarily as a discipline studying the social and cultural evolution of the issue of women’s rights (Feminism and feminist theology: I), in service to the social emancipation of women. Personal commitment and partisanship were cen…

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Schlenke, Dorothee, “Women’s Studies”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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