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Breaking the wave : women, their organizations, and feminism, 1945-1985

Author: Kathleen A Laughlin; Jacqueline L Castledine
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2011.
Series: New directions in American history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Breaking the Wave is the first anthology of original essays by both younger and established scholars that takes a long view of feminist activism by systematically examining the dynamics of movement persistence during moments of reaction and backlash. Ranging from the "civic feminism" of white middle-class organizers and the "womanism" of Harlem consumers in the immediate postwar period, to the utopian feminism of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Breaking the wave.
New York : Routledge, 2011
(DLC) 2010011469
(OCoLC)526106550
Print version:
Breaking the wave.
New York : Routledge, 2011
(DLC) 2010011469
(OCoLC)526106550
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen A Laughlin; Jacqueline L Castledine
ISBN: 9780203842935 0203842936
OCLC Number: 760967233
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 268 pages).
Contents: Introduction: The long history of feminism / Kathleen A. Laughlin --
1. Civic feminists: the politics of the Minnesota Federation of Business and Professional women's clubs, 1942-1965 / Kathleen A. Laughlin --
2. The legal origin of "The personal is political": Bella Abzug and sexual politics in Cold War America / Leandra Zarnow --
3. "I'm glad as heck that you exist": feminist lesbian organizing in the 1950s / Marcia Gallo --
4. Exporting civic womanhood: gender and nation building / Catherine E. Rymph --
5. The National Council of Negro Women, human rights, and the Cold War / Julie A. Gallagher --
6. From Ladies Aid to NGO: transformations in Methodist women's organizing in postwar America / A. Lanethea Mathews-Gardner --
7. The consumers' protective committee: women's activism in postwar Harlem / Julia Sandy-Bailey --
8. "Pregnant? Need help? Call Jane": service as radical action in the abortion underground in Chicago / Rebecca M. Kluchin --
9. Feminizing Portland, Oregon: a history of the League of Women Voters in the postwar era, 1950-1975 / Jennifer A. Stevens --
10. Barrio women: community and coalition in the heartland / Janet Weaver --
11. "Stop that Rambo shit ... this is femininst softball": reconsidering women's organizing in the Reagan era and beyond / Jacqueline L. Castledine and Julia Sandy-Bailey --
12. "It would be stupendous for us girls": campaigning for women judges without waving / Sally J. Kenney --
13. Building lesbian studies in the 1970s and 1980s / Susan K. Freeman --
Conclusion: Looking backward, looking forward / Jacqueline L. Castledine.
Series Title: New directions in American history.
Responsibility: edited by Kathleen A. Laughlin and Jacqueline L. Castledine.

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The 'waves' metaphor remains the dominant conceptual framework for analyzing and explaining the movements for women's rights, particularly in the United States but also throughout the world. This  Read more...

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