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Feminist Coalitions

Author : Stephanie Gilmore
ISBN : 9780252075391
Genre : History
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A fresh new look at the productive partnerships forged among second-wave feminists
Category: History


Author : Stephanie Gilmore
ISBN : 9780415801447
Genre : History
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Groundswell: Grassroots Feminist Activism in Postwar America offers an essential perspective on the post-1960 movement for women's equality and liberation. Tracing the histories of feminist activism, through the National Organization of Women (NOW) chapters in three different locations: Memphis, Tennessee, Columbus, Ohio, and San Francisco, California, Gilmore explores how feminist identity, strategies, and goals were shaped by geographic location. Departing from the usual conversation about the national icons and events of second wave feminism, this book concentrates on local histories, and asks the questions that must be answered on the micro level: Who joined? Who did not? What did they do? Why did they do it? Together with its analysis of feminist political history, these individual case studies from the Midwest, South, and West coast shed light on the national women's movement in which they played a part. In its coverage of women's activism outside the traditional East Coast centers of New York and Boston, Groundswell provides a more diverse history of feminism, showing how social and political change was made from the ground up.
Category: History

Controversy And Coalition

Author : Myra Marx Ferree
ISBN : 9781135957629
Genre : Social Science
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Social Science

Forging Radical Alliances Across Difference

Author : Jill M. Bystydzienski
ISBN : 0742510581
Genre : Social Science
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As we enter the twenty-first century, scholars, activists, and others concerned with social change increasingly realize that in order to transform society effective coalitions among different groups working for social justice need to be created and maintained. This anthology challenges dominant approaches of explaining social movements and coalition building.
Category: Social Science

Feminist Manifestos

Author : Penny A. Weiss
ISBN : 9781479837304
Genre : Political Science
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A wide-reaching collection of groundbreaking feminist documents from around the world. Feminist Manifestos is an unprecedented collection of 150 documents from feminist organizations and gatherings in over 50 countries over the course of three centuries. In the first book of its kind, the manifestos are shown to contain feminist theory and recommend actions for change, and also to expand our very conceptions of feminist thought and activism. Covering issues from political participation, education, religion and work to reproduction, violence, racism, and environmentalism, the manifestos together challenge simplistic definitions of gender and feminist movements in exciting ways. In a wide-ranging introduction, Penny Weiss explores the value of these documents, especially how they speak with and to each other. In addition, an introduction to each individual document contextualizes and enhances our understanding of it. Weiss is particularly invested in how communities work together toward social change, which is demonstrated through her choice to include only collectively authored texts. By assembling these documents into an accessible volume, Weiss reveals new possibilities for social justice and ways to advocate for equality. A unique and inspirational collection, Feminist Manifestos expands and evolves our understanding of feminism through the self-described agendas of women from every ethnic group, religion, and region in the world.
Category: Political Science

Feminism With Men

Author : Steven P. Schacht
ISBN : 0742541703
Genre : Social Science
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How can men participate in feminism as a full and equal partner, respecting gender differences yet sharing a common vision with women for an oppression-free future? This book provides both male and female perspectives, academic insights and practical suggestions for (pro)feminist men seeking new ways to increase mutual understanding and to create cooperative efforts with feminist women.
Category: Social Science

The Cambridge Companion To Caryl Churchill

Author : Elaine Aston
ISBN : 9781139825344
Genre : Drama
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Caryl Churchill's plays are internationally performed, studied and acclaimed by practitioners, theatre scholars, critics and audiences alike. With fierce imagination the plays dramatise the anxieties and terrors of contemporary life. This Companion presents new scholarship on Churchill's extraordinary and ground-breaking work. Chapters explore a cluster of major plays in relation to pressing social topics – ecological crisis, sexual politics, revolution, terror and selfhood – providing close readings of texts in their theatrical, theoretical and historical contexts. These topic-based essays are intercalated with other essays that delve into Churchill's major collaborations, her performance innovations and her influences on a new generation of playwrights. Contributors explore Churchill's career-long experimentation – her risk-taking that has reinvigorated the stage, both formally and politically. Providing a new critical platform for the study of a theatrical career that spans almost fifty years, the Companion pays fresh attention to Churchill's poetic precision, dark wit and inexhaustible creativity.
Category: Drama

Revolutionizing Expectations

Author : Melissa Estes Blair
ISBN : 9780820347134
Genre : History
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Blair explores feminist activism at the local level during a critical period of social transformation, showing how a multifaceted women s movement of white, African American, and Hispanic women worked together to bring about tremendous changes in the 1970s."
Category: History

Feminist Advocacy

Author : Andrea J. Nichols
ISBN : 9780739180358
Genre : Social Science
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Feminist Advocacy: Gendered Organizations in Community Based Responses to Domestic Violence examines feminist advocacy in domestic violence organizations including shelters, the justice system, and child protective services. This book provides an analysis of advocacy responses to shelter rules, protective orders, no-drop prosecution, mandatory arrest, dual arrest, failure to protect, and lost custody. Feminist Advocacy is directed toward social work, human services, or criminology students, advocates and practitioners, academic researchers, and those interested in intimate partner violence.
Category: Social Science

Feminist Thinkers And The Demands Of Femininity

Author : Lori Marso
ISBN : 9781135525194
Genre : History
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Examining the lives and work of historical and contemporary feminist intellectuals, Feminist Thinkers and the Demands of Femininity explores the feminist struggle to "have it all." This fascinating interdisciplinary study focuses on how feminist thinkers throughout history have long striven to balance politics, intellectual work, and the material conditions of femininity. Taking a close look at this quest for an integrated life in the autobiographical and theoretical writings of well-known feminists such as Mary Wollstonecraft, Emma Goldman, and Simone de Beauvoir, alongside contemporary counterparts, like Azar Nafisi, Audre Lorde, and Ana Castillo, Marso moves beyond questions of who women are and what women want, adding an innovative personal dimension to feminist theory, showing how changing conceptions of femininity manifest themselves within all women’s lives.
Category: History