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The Trouble between Us: An Uneasy History of White and Black Women in the Feminist Movement

Winifred Breines

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179040
eISBN:
9780199788583
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179040.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book considers why a racially integrated feminist movement did not develop in the second wave of the feminist movement in the 1970s. It looks at radical white and black women in the civil rights ... More


No One Home to Answer the Phone

Lily Geismer

in Don't Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157238
eISBN:
9781400852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157238.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter looks at the growth of suburban feminism as a means to consider the persistence of certain elements of suburban liberal activism and ideology in a changed political and economic climate. ... More


Sex, Gender, and the Family

Hugh McLeod

in The Religious Crisis of the 1960s

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199298259
eISBN:
9780191711619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298259.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the sexual revolution, gay liberation movement, ‘second wave feminism’, and changes in family life that had a significant impact on religion. The 1960s and early 1970s were a ... More


Introduction

Winifred Breines

in The Trouble between Us: An Uneasy History of White and Black Women in the Feminist Movement

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179040
eISBN:
9780199788583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179040.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The author began the project of this book wondering why white radical feminists were considered racists by black feminists when she knew that white feminists were not racist or considered themselves ... More


“Feminism Means More Than a Changed World. . . . It Means the Creation of a New Consciousness in Women”: Feminism, Consciousness-Raising, and Continuity between the Waves

Laura K. Nelson

in 100 Years of the Nineteenth Amendment: An Appraisal of Women's Political Activism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190265144
eISBN:
9780190265175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265144.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

Challenging the notion that public actions and political lobbying are the women’s movement’s main tactics, this chapter traces the history of an extra-institutional form of feminism—narrative-based ... More


Low-Key Feminism as a Strategy

Erin M. Kempker

in Big Sister: Feminism, Conservatism, and Conspiracy in the Heartland

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252041976
eISBN:
9780252050701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041976.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 4 focuses on how Hoosier feminists adapted feminism to the particular political environment of Indiana, specifically we examine feminists’ decision to forward a “low key” image to achieve ... More


Women and American Judaism

Pamela S. Nadell

in Women and Judaism: New Insights and Scholarship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732182
eISBN:
9780814733110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732182.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses how the second wave of feminism in the 20th century expanded opportunities for American women, which ultimately led to the transformation of American Judaism. Prior to the ... More


Big Sister: Feminism, Conservatism, and Conspiracy in the Heartland

Erin M. Kempker

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252041976
eISBN:
9780252050701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041976.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book maps the interplay of conservative and feminist women in Indiana during the second half of the twentieth century and proposes an alternative framework for understanding the second wave ... More


The Battle over the ERA

Erin M. Kempker

in Big Sister: Feminism, Conservatism, and Conspiracy in the Heartland

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252041976
eISBN:
9780252050701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041976.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 3 zeros in on Indiana to investigate how conservativism infused with one-world conspiracism developed there and affected feminist goals like the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Feminism was ... More


‘Thought Control’: Conjugal Rights and Vaginal Orgasms 1940s—1960s

Hera Cook

in The Long Sexual Revolution: English Women, Sex, and Contraception 1800-1975

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199252183
eISBN:
9780191719240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252183.003.0011
Subject:
History, Social History

From the 1940s, the sex manuals reflected a slow acceptance by society of varied physical sexual practices. There was a contradictory and contested re-emergence of male domination, justified by ... More


Game, Set, Match: Billie Jean King and the Revolution in Women's Sports

Susan Ware

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834541
eISBN:
9781469603384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877999_ware
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When Billie Jean King trounced Bobby Riggs in tennis's “Battle of the Sexes” in 1973, she placed sports squarely at the center of a national debate about gender equity. In this combination of ... More


Conclusion: The Legacy of the Lost Wave and Constitutional Rights Feminism

Molly Tambor

in The Lost Wave: Women and Democracy in Postwar Italy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199378234
eISBN:
9780199378258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378234.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The conclusion explores the legacy of the Lost Wave, arguing that the movement improved women’s citizenship and helped to legitimate Italy as a democracy. It narrates how the “prima generazione” born ... More


Introduction

Erin M. Kempker

in Big Sister: Feminism, Conservatism, and Conspiracy in the Heartland

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252041976
eISBN:
9780252050701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041976.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The introduction sets up the differing perspectives and world views of feminist and conservative women in the last half of the twentieth century and situates their politics in the American Midwestern ... More


‘The Vagina too, Responds’: Vaginal Orgasms, Clitoral Masturbation, Feminism, and Sex Research 1920–1975

Hera Cook

in The Long Sexual Revolution: English Women, Sex, and Contraception 1800-1975

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199252183
eISBN:
9780191719240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252183.003.0012
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter concludes the section on sex manuals and relates sources with an analysis of post-World War II sex research into heterosexual physical sexual practice and, in particular, female orgasm. ... More


Pride and Pulchritude: Campus Pageant Politics, 1920–1980

Karen W. Tice

in Queens of Academe: Beauty Pageants and Campus Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842780
eISBN:
9780199933440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842780.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter begins with two in-depth case studies of a historically black university and a predominantly white university in the South from the 1920s through the 1980s, to examine generational and ... More


Motherhood

Emma Young

in Contemporary Feminism and Women's Short Stories

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474427739
eISBN:
9781474444965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427739.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter commences by contextualising the politics of motherhood in light of the feminist writings of Shulamith Firestone, Adrienne Rich and Julia Kristeva. The literary analysis focuses on the ... More


Audre Lorde Revisited: Nationalism and Second-Wave Black Feminism

Cheryl Higashida

in Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036507
eISBN:
9780252093548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036507.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter argues that Audre Lorde's essays and poetry from the 1980s develop an overlooked yet significant strand of second-wave Black feminism that reveals continuities with postwar anticolonial ... More


The International Women’s Year as a Fulcrum

Erin M. Kempker

in Big Sister: Feminism, Conservatism, and Conspiracy in the Heartland

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252041976
eISBN:
9780252050701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041976.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The final chapter sees conservative women’s fears come full circle as they faced down a feminist initiative directed by the United Nations. International Women’s Year (IWY) called for a series of ... More


The Borderlines of Family Reunification

Leah Perry

in The Cultural Politics of U.S. Immigration: Gender, Race, and Media

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479828777
eISBN:
9781479833108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479828777.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the importance of family in 1980s immigration discourse. While family reunification has been the primary focus of immigration policy since 1965, in the context of the ... More


Conclusion: “Still Many Obstacles”

Tracy A. Thomas

in Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814783047
eISBN:
9781479853892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783047.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The conclusion reveals how Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s proposed reforms for gender equality in the family were achieved by the late twentieth century. It traces the movements in second-wave feminism ... More


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