Feminism Unfinished A Short Surprising History of American Women s Movements

Author: Dorothy Sue Cobble
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780871408211
Release Date: 2014-08-25
Genre: Social Science

Reframing feminism for the twenty-first century, this bold and essential history stands up against "bland corporate manifestos" (Sarah Leonard). Eschewing the conventional wisdom that places the origins of the American women’s movement in the nostalgic glow of the late 1960s, Feminism Unfinished traces the beginnings of this seminal American social movement to the 1920s, in the process creating an expanded, historical narrative that dramatically rewrites a century of American women’s history. Also challenging the contemporary “lean-in,” trickle-down feminist philosophy and asserting that women’s histories all too often depoliticize politics, labor issues, and divergent economic circumstances, Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, and Astrid Henry demonstrate that the post-Suffrage women’s movement focused on exploitation of women in the workplace as well as on inherent sexual rights. The authors carefully revise our “wave” vision of feminism, which previously suggested that there were clear breaks and sharp divisions within these media-driven “waves.” Showing how history books have obscured the notable activism by working-class and minority women in the past, Feminism Unfinished provides a much-needed corrective.

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.

Feminism Unfinished

Author: Dorothy Sue Cobble
Publisher:
ISBN: 0871406764
Release Date: 2014-08-25
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.

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.

The Other Women s Movement

Author: Dorothy Sue Cobble
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400840861
Release Date: 2011-08-15
Genre: History

American feminism has always been about more than the struggle for individual rights and equal treatment with men. There's also a vital and continuing tradition of women's reform that sought social as well as individual rights and argued for the dismantling of the masculine standard. In this much anticipated book, Dorothy Sue Cobble retrieves the forgotten feminism of the previous generations of working women, illuminating the ideas that inspired them and the reforms they secured from employers and the state. This socially and ethnically diverse movement for change emerged first from union halls and factory floors and spread to the "pink collar" domain of telephone operators, secretaries, and airline hostesses. From the 1930s to the 1980s, these women pursued answers to problems that are increasingly pressing today: how to balance work and family and how to address the growing economic inequalities that confront us. The Other Women's Movement traces their impact from the 1940s into the feminist movement of the present. The labor reformers whose stories are told in The Other Women's Movement wanted equality and "special benefits," and they did not see the two as incompatible. They argued that gender differences must be accommodated and that "equality" could not always be achieved by applying an identical standard of treatment to men and women. The reform agenda they championed--an end to unfair sex discrimination, just compensation for their waged labor, and the right to care for their families and communities--launched a revolution in employment practices that carries on today. Unique in its range and perspective, this is the first book to link the continuous tradition of social feminism to the leadership of labor women within that movement.

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.

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

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.

Japan at the Crossroads

Author: Nick Kapur
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674988484
Release Date: 2018-08-06
Genre: History

In 1960, when Japan revised the postwar treaty that allows a U.S. military presence in Japan, the popular backlash changed the evolution of Japan’s politics and culture, and its global role. Nick Kapur’s analysis helps resolve Japan’s essential paradox as being innovative yet regressive, flexible yet resistant, imaginative yet wedded to tradition.

Pitied But Not Entitled

Author: Linda Gordon
Publisher: Belknap Press
ISBN: STANFORD:36105017238861
Release Date: 1995
Genre: History

When Americans denounce "welfare", most are thinking of the program of aid for single mothers and their children--the only program of the Social Security Act to become stigmatized. Gordon uncovers the tangled roots of competing visions of welfare and shows that welfare reform can only work if it recognizes that single motherhood is an enduring aspect of contemporary life.

Elusive Equality

Author: Susan Gluck Mezey
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 158826176X
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Political Science

All men may be created equal in the United States - but more than 30 years after Congress proposed the Equal Rights Amendment, can the same be said for women? Elusive Equality offers a clear understanding of how government institutions - the executive branch, Congress, and state legislatures, as well as the federal courts - affect the legal status of women. Surveying the judicial and public policy issues central to the identification - and protection - of women's rights, Susan Mezey traces the developing legal parameters of gender equality. From early court rulings that prohibited employment discrimination and sexual harassment through today's decisions on reproductive rights and same-sex relationships, Mezey analyzes the broader political context within which critical judicial decisions have been made.

Political Worlds of Women

Author: Mary Hawkesworth
Publisher: Westview Press
ISBN: 9780813344959
Release Date: 2012-02-28
Genre: Political Science

A thorough introduction to women's political struggles in the local, national, regional, transnational, and international contexts, and an essential resource for students and scholars of women's studies and gender politics

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

All the Rebel Women

Author: Kira Cochrane
Publisher: Guardian Books
ISBN: 9781783560363
Release Date: 2013-12-05
Genre: Social Science

On a bright day at the Epsom Derby, 4 June 1913, Emily Wilding Davison was hit by the king’s horse in one of the defining moments of the fight for women’s suffrage – what became known as feminism’s first wave. The second wave arose in the late-1960s, activists campaigning tirelessly for women’s liberation, organising around a wildly ambitious slate of issues – a struggle their daughters continued in the third wave that blossomed in the early-1990s. Now, a hundred years on from the campaign for the vote, fifty years since the very first murmurs of the second wave movement, a new tide of feminist voices is rising. Scattered across the world, campaigning online as well as marching in the streets, women are making themselves heard in irresistible fashion. They’re demonstrating against media sexism, domestic violence and sexual assault, fighting for equal pay, affordable childcare and abortion rights. Thousands are sharing their experiences through the Everyday Sexism project, marching in Slutwalk protests, joining demonstrations in the wake of the Delhi gang rape, challenging misogynist behaviour and language, online crusaders and ordinary people organising for the freedom of women everywhere. Kira Cochrane’s All the Rebel Women is an irrepressible exploration of today’s feminist landscape, asking how far we have come over the past century – and how far there still is to go. Whether engaging with leading feminists, describing the fight against rape culture or bringing immediate, powerful life to vital theories such as intersectionality, All the Rebel Women binds everything together into one unstoppable idea. This is modern feminism. This is the fourth wave.