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Description - Feminist Coalitions by Stephanie Gilmore

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. 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780252075391
ISBN-10: 0252075390
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 23-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Stephanie Gilmore

Stephanie Gilmore is a visiting assistant professor of history and American studies at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut.

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