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Crazy for democracy : women in grassroots movements

Author: Temma Kaplan
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1997.
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By weaving the personal testimonies of six women activists from the United States and South Africa with newspaper accounts, government reports, feminist theory, and social philosophy, Crazy for Democracy shows that women's movements have been transforming the possibilities for democracy all over the world. In community-based social movements, women are reviving civil society by making claims to a better world for  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Temma Kaplan
ISBN: 0415916623 9780415916622 0415916631 9780415916639
OCLC Number: 34663293
Description: x, 243 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Women Prophets and the Struggle for Human Rights --
2. Suburban Blight and Situation Comedy --
3. "When it rains, I get mad and scared": Women and Environmental Racism --
4. Homemaker Citizens and New Democratic Organizations --
5. Generation X, Southern Style --
6. "We sleep on our own graves": Women at Crossroads --
7. Surplus People and Grassroots: Women's Leadership in the New South Africa --
8. Conclusion: Social Movements and Democratic Practices.
Responsibility: Temma Kaplan.
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Through a mosaic of personal accounts, newspaper articles, feminist theory and critiques of social and legal philosophy, Temma Kaplan aims to show the faces behind grassroots democracy who are  Read more...

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