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Nelson, Jennifer 1967-

Works: 4 works in 32 publications in 1 language and 2,820 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HQ766.5.U5, 363.46
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jennifer Nelson
Women of color and the reproductive rights movement by Jennifer Nelson( Book )

18 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While most people believe that the movement to secure voluntary reproductive control for women centered solely on abortion rights, for many women abortion was not the only, or even primary, focus. Jennifer Nelson tells the story of the feminist struggle for legal abortion and reproductive rights in the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s through the particular contributions of women of color. She explores the relationship between second-wave feminists, who were concerned with a woman's right to choose, Black and Puerto Rican Nationalists, who were concerned that Black and Puerto Rican women have as
More than medicine : a history of the feminist women's health movement by Jennifer Nelson( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1948, the Constitution of the World Health Organization declared, "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." Yet this idea was not predominant in the United States immediately after World War II, especially when it came to women's reproductive health. Both legal and medical institutions--and the male legislators and physicians who populated those institutions--reinforced women's second class social status and restricted their ability to make their own choices about reproductive health care. In More Than Medicine, Jennifer Nelson reveals how feminists of the '60s and '70s applied the lessons of the new left and civil rights movements to generate a women's health movement. The new movement shifted from the struggle to revolutionize health care to the focus of ending sex discrimination and gender stereotypes perpetuated in mainstream medical contexts. Moving from the campaign for legal abortion to the creation of community clinics and feminist health centers, Nelson illustrates how these activists revolutionized health care by associating it with the changing social landscape in which women had power to control their own life choices. More Than Medicine poignantly reveals how social justice activists in the United States gradually transformed the meaning of health care, pairing traditional notions of medicine with less conventional ideas of "healthy" social and political environments."--Publisher's description
Women's activism and "second wave" feminism : transnational histories by Barbara Molony( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's Activism and 'Second Wave' Feminism situates late 20th century feminisms within a global framework of women's activism. Its chapters, written by leading international scholars, demonstrate how issues of heterogeneity, transnationalism, and intersectionality have transformed understandings of historical feminism. It is no longer possible to imagine that feminism has ever fostered an unproblematic sisterhood among women blind to race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, nationality, and citizenship status. The chapters in this collection modify the 'wave' metaphor in some cases and in others re-periodize it. By studying individual movements, they collectively address several themes that advance our understandings of the history of feminism, such as the rejection of 'hegemonic' feminism by marginalized feminist groups, transnational linkages among women's organizations, transnational flows of ideas, and transnational migration. By analyzing practical activism, the chapters in this volume produce new ways of theorizing feminism and new historical perspectives about the activist locations from which feminist politics emerged. Including histories of feminisms in the United States, Canada, South Africa, India, France, Russia, Japan, Korea, Poland and Chile, this study provides a truly global re-appraisal of women's movements in the late 20th century
Women of color and the reproductive rights movement : Jennifer Nelson by Jennifer Nelson( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Feminism -- United States -- History -- 20th century
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Audience level: 0.23 (from 0.07 for Women of c ... to 0.79 for Women of c ...)

Women of color and the reproductive rights movement
Alternative Names
Nelson, Jennifer Ann 1967-

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