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Transnational Feminism: Event, Temporality, and Performance at the 1975 International Women’s Year Conference

Jocelyn Olcott

in Cultures in Motion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159096
eISBN:
9781400849895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159096.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines how the processes of translation spilled out during the International Women's Year (IWY) conference held in Mexico City in 1975. More specifically, it explains how the IWY ... More


From Calling to Vision: Spiritual, Secular, and Gendered Notions

Micki McGee

in Self-Help, Inc.: Makeover Culture in American Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195171242
eISBN:
9780199944088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171242.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter discusses the emergence of the idea of vocation and calling, and how it has been adapted to various economic circumstances. The idea of “calling” was split between spiritual, ... More


Absorbed Her Wisdom and Her Wit: Creating the Women’s Liberation Movement, 1967–1968

Sherie M. Randolph

in Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623917
eISBN:
9781469625119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623917.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Flo Kennedy’s crucial leadership role within the nascent feminist movement. The New York City chapter of NOW, which was the largest and most active in the organization, included ... More


Righting Feminism: Conservative Women and American Politics

Ronnee Schreiber

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331813
eISBN:
9780199851829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331813.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

When we think of women's activism in America, figures such as Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan invariably come to mind—those liberal doyennes who have fought for years to chip away at patriarchy and ... More


Peace in Our Time? The Greening of Betty Friedan

Ellen Willis

in No More Nice Girls: Countercultural Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680795
eISBN:
9781452949000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680795.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Betty Friedan’s arguments about how feminists and traditionalists can transcend their differences and march hand in hand into the new age. A couple of years ago, National ... More


Anti-institutional Automatons: New Left Reappropriations of Automatism

Scott Selisker

in Human Programming: Brainwashing, Automatons, and American Unfreedom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816699872
eISBN:
9781452955285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699872.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The second chapter argues how much of New Left culture, broadly defined, used images of automatism as a way to turn anti-totalitarian rhetoric against the U.S. establishment, including work by Ralph ... More


The First Rule of Fight Club

Jocelyn Olcott

in International Women's Year: The Greatest Consciousness-Raising Event in History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780195327687
eISBN:
9780199344833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195327687.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History, American History: 20th Century

Although the NGO tribune had been fashioned as the free-wheeling counterpart to the more protocol-bound intergovernmental conference, it did have one rule: no one was authorized to represent the ... More


Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Sherie M. Randolph

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623917
eISBN:
9781469625119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623917.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book examines the activism and theories of the black feminist lawyer Florynce "Flo" Kennedy (1916–2000) by focusing specifically on her influence on the Black Power and feminist movements. ... More


Motherhood

Rebecca Jo Plant

in Rethinking Therapeutic Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226249933
eISBN:
9780226250274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226250274.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

American feminists in the 1960s and 1970s leveled blistering critiques at psychiatry and psychoanalysis for legitimizing women’s subordination. Yet the relationship between the psychological ... More


The New Left Shares the Credit

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

in The American Left: Its Impact on Politics and Society since 1900

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748668878
eISBN:
9780748695218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668878.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The New Left and its conservative opponents agree that the New Left caused American withdrawal from the Vietnam War, and, although there were other causes, there is some truth in the contention. The ... More


Introduction

Jocelyn Olcott

in International Women's Year: The Greatest Consciousness-Raising Event in History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780195327687
eISBN:
9780199344833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195327687.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction examines some of the mythology and misconceptions surrounding the International Women’s Year (IWY) conference. It particularly considers the fictional confrontation between the US ... More


Living and Dying: Anne Sexton 1966

George Cotkin

in Feast of Excess: A Cultural History of the New Sensibility

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190218478
eISBN:
9780190218508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218478.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Anne Sexton’s book of poetry Live or Die would win her the Pulitzer Prize. It was a work in the confessional mode, dwelling on issues of madness, depression, and suicide—all exhibiting, however, ... More


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