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Challenge and Change: Right-Wing Women, Grassroots Activism, and the Baby Boom Generation

June Melby Benowitz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061221
eISBN:
9780813051437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061221.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Challenge of Change focuses on the engagement of right-wing women with the baby boom generation during the period 1950 through the mid-1970s, a time of tremendous change in America. It explores how ... More


Rethinking Right-Wing Women: Gender and the Conservative Party, 1880s To the Present

Clarisse Berthezéne and Julie Gottlieb (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994389
eISBN:
9781526132383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994389.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

What has been the experience and the position of women in the political party that produced the UK’s two female prime ministers, Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May? Rethinking Right-Wing Women ... More


Public Health

June Melby Benowitz

in Challenge and Change: Right-Wing Women, Grassroots Activism, and the Baby Boom Generation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061221
eISBN:
9780813051437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061221.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 2 examines three health issues that drew the attention of rightist women: fluoridation of public water systems, mental health programs, and polio vaccinations. In regard to both fluoridation ... More


Right-Wing Women and Desegregation of the Public Schools

June Melby Benowitz

in Challenge and Change: Right-Wing Women, Grassroots Activism, and the Baby Boom Generation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061221
eISBN:
9780813051437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061221.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on right-wing women’s racism and opposition to the civil rights movement, particularly as it pertained to school desegregation. Thousands of right-wing women in both the South ... More


Sex, God, and the American Flag: Tradition and Change in Moral Values

June Melby Benowitz

in Challenge and Change: Right-Wing Women, Grassroots Activism, and the Baby Boom Generation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061221
eISBN:
9780813051437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061221.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at moral issues that attracted the attention of right-wing women during the 1950s to early 1970s. The women actively campaigned against sex education in schools, while pushing for ... More


The Vietnam War and Student Rebellion

June Melby Benowitz

in Challenge and Change: Right-Wing Women, Grassroots Activism, and the Baby Boom Generation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061221
eISBN:
9780813051437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061221.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores right-wing women’s reactions to the Vietnam War and to the student rebellion on college campuses that erupted in response to the war and other issues. Student strikes, anti-war ... More


“Women’s Liberation” and the Equal Rights Amendment

June Melby Benowitz

in Challenge and Change: Right-Wing Women, Grassroots Activism, and the Baby Boom Generation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061221
eISBN:
9780813051437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061221.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins with a brief history of the women’s equal rights movement, and then explores women’s responses to the issue during the 1960s and 1970s. Most of the women examined here were ... More


Conclusion

June Melby Benowitz

in Challenge and Change: Right-Wing Women, Grassroots Activism, and the Baby Boom Generation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061221
eISBN:
9780813051437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061221.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks back at the challenges that rightist women faced in the rapidly changing American society during the three decades that followed World War II. It discusses how changes that ... More


Securing Sex: Morality and Repression in the Making of Cold War Brazil

Benjamin A. Cowan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627502
eISBN:
9781469627526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627502.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book argues that Cold War struggles against “subversion” must be understood in cultural terms, as a reaction to the consequences—both real and perceived—of modernization. Inscribing Brazil’s ... More


. Congressional Attacks on Welfare, 1980–2004

Ellen Reese

in Backlash against Welfare Mothers: Past and Present

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244610
eISBN:
9780520938717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244610.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter explores the forces shaping the contemporary welfare backlash that led to the passage of 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) and continues to ... More


Conclusion: Tea Party Women and the Future of American Politics

Melissa Deckman

in Tea Party Women: Mama Grizzlies, Grassroots Leaders, and the Changing Face of the American Right

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479837137
eISBN:
9781479833870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479837137.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter reviews the major findings of the book, demonstrating how Tea Party women differ from previous generations of right-wing women. It recounts how Tea party Women are appropriating feminism ... More


Multiculturalism, Right-Wing Populism and the Crisis of Social Democracy

Susi Meret and Birte Siim

in The Crisis of Social Democracy in Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748665822
eISBN:
9780748693863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665822.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter takes a less optimistic view about the future of social democracy, showing how right-populist and anti-immigration parties have exploited weaknesses in the Nordic model and appropriated ... More


Haunted presents: the Holocaust as a yardstick

Amikam Nachmani

in Haunted Presents: Europeans, Muslim Immigrants and the Onus of Histories

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784993078
eISBN:
9781526128560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993078.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

In Europe today the Holocaust (1933–45) has become a “hot potato” in the complex perceptions and relations between the Muslim and European communities. The attitudes of Muslim migrants to the ... More


Thailand: The Cultural Politics of Student Resistance

Prajak Kongkirati

in Student Activism in Asia: Between Protest and Powerlessness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679683
eISBN:
9781452948515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679683.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the intellectual movement and the decline of student activism in Thailand. Students played a crucial role in Thailand’s national politics in from 1950s to 1970s. Students ... More


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