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Apart and Together: Boston, Race, and Feminism in the 1970s and Early 1980s

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/9780195179040.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By the late 1970s and early 1980s, black and white women were developing ways of working together, often in conferences or in coalitions around emergencies, such as violence against women. They ... More


Gender Consciousness, Body Awareness, and the Humanization of Religion

Amanda Porterfield

in The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131376
eISBN:
9780199834570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131371.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Awareness of gender roles, and gender role conditioning, became increasingly prevalent in late twentieth‐century America. As an outgrowth of the civil rights movement and experiments in consciousness ... More


 Teaching Ethics with Film: A Course on the Moral Agency of Women

Ellen Ott Marshall

in Teaching Religion and Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes the pedagogical effectiveness of a course titled the Moral Agency of Women, which was offered to graduate students in theological education, ethics, and women's studies. The ... More


Activists in Their Thirties

Rachel F. Seidman

in Speaking of Feminism: Today's Activists on the Past, Present, and Future of the U.S. Women's Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653082
eISBN:
9781469653105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653082.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The women presented here were all between the ages of thirty and thirty-nine at the time of the interview and come from a wide variety of racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds. Taken together these ... More


American Studies: Interdisciplinarity over Half a Century

Jerry A. Jacobs

in In Defense of Disciplines: Interdisciplinarity and Specialization in the Research University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226069296
eISBN:
9780226069463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226069463.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

American studies was one of the first academic fields to embrace the principle of interdisciplinarity. Chapter 8 reviews the history of the field since the late 1940s, summarizes its main ... More


Madam C. J. Walker's Gospel of Giving: Black Women's Philanthropy during Jim Crow

Tyrone McKinley Freeman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043451
eISBN:
9780252052330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043451.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Madam C. J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy during Jim Crow presents the first comprehensive story of Walker’s philanthropic giving arguing that she was a significant ... More


Italian-American Women: a Review Essay

Carol Bonomo Jennngs and Christine Palamidessi Moore

in American Woman, Italian Style: Italian Americana's Best Writings on Women

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231751
eISBN:
9780823241286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231751.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this chapter the author summarizes the historiography on Italian-American women within the context of women's studies generally, while emphasizing potential connections between this research and ... More


Institutional Practice and the Field of Women’s Studies

Leela Fernandes

in Transnational Feminism in the United States: Knowledge, Ethics, Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760963
eISBN:
9780814762998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760963.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the institutionalization of the study of comparative, international, and transnational perspectives within the parameters of women's studies programs. The challenge for fields ... More


Introduction

Tyrone McKinley Freeman

in Madam C. J. Walker's Gospel of Giving: Black Women's Philanthropy during Jim Crow

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043451
eISBN:
9780252052330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043451.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Introduction presents the book’s main argument that Madam C.J. Walker was not simply a charitable entrepreneur, but rather a great African American and American philanthropist who practiced a ... More


Performative Testimony and the Practice of Dismissal

Jane Chin Davidson and Deepa S. Reddy

in Written/Unwritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469627717
eISBN:
9781469627731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627717.003.0008
Subject:
Education, History of Education

The overall inquiry of Jane Chin Davidson and Deepa S. Reddy essay can be understood as an investigation of the tyranny of dismissing women of color in women's studies communities by silencing them. ... More


. Labor

Gail Hershatter

in Women in China's Long Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098565
eISBN:
9780520916128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098565.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines women and labor, largely organized around twentieth-century economic refigurings and political movements. As yet, little has been done to create a bridge to the emergent ... More


Feminist Cultural Politics: The Brides of Deconstruction and Criticism

Gregory Jones-Katz

in Deconstruction: An American Institution

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226535869
eISBN:
9780226536194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226536194.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Here, Jones-Katz reveals the routinely overlooked though essential contributions that a cadre of feminists made to the American institution of deconstruction. Informed by post-sixties second-wave ... More


Re-Imagining Black Women: A Critique of Post-Feminist and Post-Racial Melodrama in Culture and Politics

Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781479855858
eISBN:
9781479820139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479855858.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Re-Imagining Black Women dissects “post-politics”—the repertoire of dominant fantasies, frames, and narratives that hope for an afterlife beyond the social activism of the mid-twentieth century. This ... More


Conclusion

Tyrone McKinley Freeman

in Madam C. J. Walker's Gospel of Giving: Black Women's Philanthropy during Jim Crow

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043451
eISBN:
9780252052330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043451.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

The conclusion brings together the lessons and insights provided by examining Walker’s philanthropic life. After summarizing the origins, evolution, and character of Madam Walker’s gospel of giving, ... More


“What about Other Translation Routes (East–West)?”: The Concept of the Term “Gender” Traveling into and throughout China

Min Dongchao

in Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific: Method, Practice, Theory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831592
eISBN:
9780824869311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831592.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at how the concept of gender, one of the most popular feminist terms in Women's Studies circles in China during the 1990s, traveled into and then throughout China. It focuses on ... More


Afterthoughts

Gail Hershatter

in Women in China's Long Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098565
eISBN:
9780520916128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098565.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter, as an epilogue, offers suggestions about the study of women in recent Chinese history, made in a spirit of creeping discomfort. The project of “engendering China” has entailed enormous ... More


Introduction

Leela Fernandes

in Transnational Feminism in the United States: Knowledge, Ethics, Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760963
eISBN:
9780814762998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760963.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter presents the central themes and structure of the book, providing a background of transnationalism and transnational feminism. Interdisciplinary paradigms such as ... More


Doing Grassroots Public History

Grey Osterud

in Reshaping Women's History: Voices of Nontraditional Women Historians

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042003
eISBN:
9780252050749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042003.003.0012
Subject:
History, Social History

Grey Osterud completed Putting the Barn before the House: Women and Family Farming in Early Twentieth-Century New York, which was supported by the Prelinger Award, twenty years after her first study ... More


Is Feminism Good for Women?

Kristin J. Anderson

in Modern Misogyny: Anti-Feminism in a Post-Feminist Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199328178
eISBN:
9780190222550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328178.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 6 addresses the question, is a feminist identity good for women? Psychological theory and research on the role that feminism plays in women’s lives in terms of their well-being is examined. ... More


The Problems of Race Discrimination and Sex Discrimination Meet in Me, 1961–1973

Troy R. Saxby

in Pauli Murray: A Personal and Political Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469654928
eISBN:
9781469654942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654928.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Pauli Murray’s contributions to Second Wave Feminism. Murray served on the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, campaigned to retain the sex amendment to the 1964 ... More


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