Feminist Coalitions Historical Perspectives on Second-Wave Feminism in the United States

ISBN-10: 0252075390
ISBN-13: 9780252075391
Edition: 2008
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List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 5/23/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Much of the scholarship on second-wave feminism has focused on divisions within the women's movement and its narrow conception of race and class, but the contributors to this volume remind readers that feminists in the 1960s and 1970s also formed many strong partnerships, often allying themselves with a diverse range of social justice efforts on a local grassroots level. These essays focus on coalitions and alliances in which feminists and other activists joined forces to address crucial social justice issues such as reproductive rights, the peace movement, women's health, Christianity and other religions, and neighborhood activism, as well as alliances crossing boundaries of race, class, political views, and sexual identity. The contributors bring fresh perspectives to feminist history by calling attention to how women struggled to include and represent diverse women without minimizing the difficulties of conceptualizing a singular feminism.nbsp; Contributors are Maria Bevacqua, Tamar Carroll, Marisa Chappell, Andrea Estepa, Sara M. Evans, Amy Farrell, Stephanie Gilmore, Cynthia Harrison, Elizabeth Kaminski, Wendy Kline, Premilla Nadasen, Caryn Neumann, Anne M. Valk, and Emily Zuckerman.

Foreword
Thinking about Feminist Coalitions
Creating a National Feminist Agenda: Coalition Building in the 1970s
Attentive to Difference: Ms. Magazine, Coalition Building, and Sisterhood
The Making of Our Bodies, Ourselves: Rethinking Women's Health and Second-Wave Feminism
Taking the White Gloves Off: Women Strike for Peace and "the Movement," 1967-73
Enabled by the Holy Spirit: Church Women United and the Development of Ecumenical Christian Feminism
Fighting for Abortion as a "Health Right" in Washington, D.C.
Reconsidering Violence against Women: Coalition Politics in the Antirape Movement
"Welfare's Green Problem": Cross-Race Coalitions in Welfare Rights Organizing
Unlikely Allies: Forging a Multiracial, Class-Based Women's Movement in 1970s Brooklyn
The Cooperative Origins of EEOC v. Sears
Demanding a New Family Wage: Feminist Consensus in the 1970s Full Employment Campaign
Learning from Coalitions: Intersections and New Directions in Activism and Scholarship
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Index

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