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Sex, gender, and the politics of ERA : a state and the nation

Author: Donald G Mathews; Jane Sherron De Hart
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
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Feminism has changed the United States -- but not to universal applause. The defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment in 1982 not only suggested the extent of anti-feminism in our nation; it also triggered a remarkable range of emotions. To its supporters, the amendment meant equal opportunity and individual freedom; it was the logical extension of the highest American ideals. To opponents, however, it meant the  Read more...
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Mathews, Donald G.
Sex, gender, and the politics of ERA.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1990
(OCoLC)555670922
Online version:
Mathews, Donald G.
Sex, gender, and the politics of ERA.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1990
(OCoLC)607740011
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald G Mathews; Jane Sherron De Hart
ISBN: 0195038584 9780195038583 0195078527 9780195078527 9780195360103 0195360109
OCLC Number: 21376917
Awards: Winner of Winner of the APSA's 1991 Victoria Schuck Award.
Description: xv, 283 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Parable: Woman Suffrage and "Manhood" in North Carolina --
"Physiological and Functional Differences": Sam Ervin on Classification by Sex --
"We Just Didn't Realize It Was Going To Be That Difficult": Political Socialization the Hard Way --
"Idealistic Sisterhood Has Gotten Us Nowhere": Dressing for Political Combat --
"We Are Called and We Must Not Be Found Wanting": ERA and the Women's Movement --
"We Don't Want To Be Men!": Women against the Women's Movement --
Men Besieged "On Account of Sex": Bargaining in the General Assembly --
ERA and the Politics of Gender.
Responsibility: Donald G. Mathews, Jane Sherron De Hart.
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By examining the fate of the ERA in one key state, this book brilliantly illuminates the ways in which women have responded to feminism. Opponents, the authors show, made equality for women seem  Read more...

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