Feminism Unfinished

Author: Dorothy Sue Cobble
Publisher:
ISBN: 1631490540
Release Date: 2015-07-27
Genre: Social Science

Traces the beginnings of the feminist movement to the 1920s and follows the post-Suffrage movements, which exposed the exploitation of women in the workplace and fought for sexual rights and freedoms, while shining a spotlight on often-obscured activism by minorities and the working class.

Not My Mother s Sister

Author: Astrid Henry
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 025321713X
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Social Science

Rebellious generations and the emergence of new feminisms.

Feminism and Suffrage

Author: Ellen Carol DuBois
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801486416
Release Date: 1999
Genre: History

In the two decades since Feminism and Suffrage was first published, the increased presence of women in politics and the gender gap in voting patterns have focused renewed attention on an issue generally perceived as nineteenth-century. For this new edition, Ellen Carol DuBois addresses the changing context for the history of woman suffrage at the millennium.

Feminist Coalitions

Author: Stephanie Gilmore
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252075391
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

A fresh new look at the productive partnerships forged among second-wave feminists

African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote 1850 1920

Author: Rosalyn Terborg-Penn
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 025321176X
Release Date: 1998
Genre: History

"Rarely has a short book accomplished so much as Terborg-Penn's seminal work. With the utmost attention to detail Terborg-Penn examines the contributions of black suffragist stalwarts... It undoubtedly will become the definitive work on African American women's involvement in the mainstream woman suffrage movement and specifically on black women's struggle for the vote." --Choice "... this is a well-written overview of a crucial aspect of African American history that would be ideal for the college classroom." --Journal of American History "... not only a major contribution to suffrage history... but also a powerful indictment of white suffrage activists who were able to see beyond the sexism but not the racism of their society." --Journal of Southern History "This groundbreaking volume provides a theoretical and practical framework for new paradigms in African American women's history.... All Black politicians should read and discuss this unique and brilliant book. Many lessons can be learned." --Philadelphia New Observer This comprehensive look at the African American women who fought for the right to vote analyzes the women's own stories and examines why they joined and how they participated in the U.S. women's suffrage movement. Terborg-Penn shows how every political and racial effort to keep African American women disfranchised met with their active resistance until black women finally achieved full citizenship.

Portraits of American Women

Author: G. J. Barker-Benfield
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195120485
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Until recently a "womanless" American history was the norm. But without a history of women we neglect gender dynamics, sex roles, and family relations--the very fundamentals of human interaction. Here 24 short essays locate the histories of women--from Pocahontas to Betty Friedan--and men together by period and provide a sense of their continuities through the whole gallery of the American past. 26 photos.

Moving the Mountain

Author: Flora Davis
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252067827
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Social Science

Presents the story of the struggles and triumphs of thousands of activists who achieved 'half a revolution' between 1960 and 1990. This book presents a grass-roots view of the small steps and giant leaps that have changed laws and institutions as well as the prejudices and unspoken rules governing a woman's place in American society.

A History of U S Feminisms

Author: Rory C. Dicker
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 9781580056144
Release Date: 2016-01-26
Genre: Social Science

Thoroughly updated and expanded, the second edition of A History of U.S. Feminisms is an introductory text that will be used as supplementary material for first-year women’s studies students or as a brush-up text for more advanced students. Covering the first, second, and third waves of feminism, A History of U.S. Feminisms will provide historical context of all the major events and figures from the late nineteenth century through today. The chapters cover: first-wave feminism, a period of feminist activity during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries which focused primarily on gaining women's suffrage; second-wave feminism, which started in the ’60s and lasted through the ’80s and emphasized the connection between the personal and the political; and third-wave feminism, which started in the early ’90s and is best exemplified by its focus on diversity and intersectionality, queer theory, and sex-positivity.

Making is Connecting

Author: David Gauntlett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780745637754
Release Date: 2013-04-29
Genre: Social Science

In Making is Connecting, David Gauntlett argues that, through making things, people engage with the world and create connections with each other. Both online and offline, we see that people want to make their mark on the world, and to make connections. During the previous century, the production of culture became dominated by professional elite producers. But today, a vast array of people are making and sharing their own ideas, videos and other creative material online, as well as engaging in real-world crafts, art projects and hands-on experiences. Gauntlett argues that we are seeing a shift from a ‘sit-back-and-be-told culture' to a ‘making-and-doing culture'. People are rejecting traditional teaching and television, and making their own learning and entertainment instead. Drawing on evidence from psychology, politics, philosophy and economics, he shows how this shift is necessary and essential for the happiness and survival of modern societies.

The Other Women s Movement

Author: Dorothy Sue Cobble
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 069106993X
Release Date: 2004-01
Genre: History

The Other Women's Movement traces their impact from the 1940s into the feminist movement of the present."--BOOK JACKET.

Rethinking American Women s Activism

Author: Annelise Orleck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135089061
Release Date: 2014-10-17
Genre: History

In this enthralling narrative, Annelise Orleck chronicles the history of the American women's movement from the nineteenth century to the present. Starting with an incisive introduction that calls for a reconceptualization of American feminist history to encompass multiple streams of women's activism, she weaves the personal with the political, vividly evoking the events and people who participated in our era's most far-reaching social revolutions. In short, thematic chapters, Orleck enables readers to understand the impact of women's activism, and highlights how feminism has flourished through much of the past century within social movements that have too often been treated as completely separate. Showing that women’s activism has taken many forms, has intersected with issues of class and race, and has continued during periods of backlash, Rethinking American Women’s Activism is a perfect introduction to the subject for anyone interested in women’s history and social movements.

The Sex of Class

Author: Dorothy Sue Cobble
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801443229
Release Date: 2007-03-15
Genre: Political Science

Women now comprise the majority of the working class. Yet this fundamental transformation has gone largely unnoticed. This book is about how the sex of workers matters in understanding the jobs they do, the problems they face at work, and the new labor movements they are creating in the United States and globally. In The Sex of Class, twenty prominent scholars, labor leaders, and policy analysts look at the implication of this "sexual revolution" for labor policy and practice. The Sex of Class introduces readers to some of the most vibrant and forward-thinking social movements of our era: the clerical worker protests of the 1970s; the emergence of gay rights on the auto shop floor; the upsurge of union organizing in service jobs; worker centers and community unions of immigrant women; successful campaigns for paid family leave and work redesign; and innovative labor NGOs, cross-border alliances, and global labor federations. Revealing the animating ideas and the innovative strategies put into practice by the female leaders of the twenty-first-century social justice movement, the contributors to this book offer new ideas for how government can help reduce class and sex inequalities. They assess the status of women and sexual minorities within the traditional labor movement and they provide inspiring case studies of how women workers and their allies are inventing new forms of worker representation and power.

Deregulating Desire

Author: Ryan Patrick Murphy
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 1439909881
Release Date: 2016-10-14
Genre: Social Science

In 1975, National Airlines was shut down for 127 days when flight attendants went on strike to protest long hours and low pay. Activists at National and many other U.S. airlines sought to win political power and material resources for people who live beyond the boundary of the traditional family. In Deregulating Desire, Ryan Patrick Murphy, a former flight attendant himself, chronicles the efforts of single women, unmarried parents, lesbians and gay men, as well as same-sex couples to make the airline industry a crucible for social change in the decades after 1970. Murphy situates the flight attendant union movement in the history of debates about family and work. Each chapter offers an economic and a cultural analysis to show how the workplace has been the primary venue to enact feminist and LGBTQ politics. From the political economic consequences of activism to the dynamics that facilitated the rise of what Murphy calls the “family values economy” to the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, Deregulating Desire emphasizes the enduring importance of social justice for flight attendants in the twenty-first century.

Feminism in Our Time

Author: Miriam Schneir
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: UVA:X002737511
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Social Science

Gathers a selection of modern feminist writings by Simone de Beauvoir, Betty Friedan, Kate Millett, Susan Brownmiller, Germaine Greer, Gloria Steinem, and Andrea Dworkin

America s Working Women

Author: Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393312623
Release Date: 1995
Genre: History

Uses selections from diaries, popular magazines, historical works, oral histories, letters, and fiction to trace the evolution of women's work in America