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Traister, Rebecca

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Works: 17 works in 62 publications in 3 languages and 3,692 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Biography 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: HQ880.4.U6, 306.81530973
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Most widely held works by Rebecca Traister
All the single ladies : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation by Rebecca Traister( Book )
16 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 2,061 libraries worldwide
In 2010, journalist Rebecca Traister started a book that she thought would be about the twenty-first-century phenomenon of the American single woman. Over the course of her research, Traister made a startling discovery: historically, when women have had options beyond early heterosexual marriage, their resulting independence has provoked massive social change. Unmarried women were crucial to the abolition, suffrage, temperance, and labor movements; they created settlement houses and secondary education for women. Today, only 20% of Americans are wed by age 29, compared to nearly 60% in 1960. The Population Reference Bureau calls it a "dramatic reversal." Traister sets out to examine how this generation of independent women is changing the world
Big girls don't cry : the election that changed everything for American women by Rebecca Traister( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,128 libraries worldwide
It was all as unpredictable as it was riveting: Hillary Clinton's improbable rise, her fall and her insistence on pushing forward straight through to her remarkable phoenix flight from the race; Sarah Palin's attempt not only to fill the void left by Clinton, but to alter the very definition of feminism and claim some version of it for conservatives; liberal rapture over Barack Obama and the historic election of our first African-American president; the media microscope trained on Michelle Obama, harsher even than the one Hillary had endured fifteen years earlier. Meanwhile, media women like Katie Couric and Rachel Maddow altered the course of the election, and comedians like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler helped make feminism funny. As Traister sees it, the 2008 election was good for women. The campaign for the presidency reopened some of the most fraught American conversations about gender, race and generational difference, about sexism on the left and feminism on the right, all difficult discussions that had been left unfinished but that are crucial to further perfecting our union
All the single ladies : [unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation] by Rebecca Traister( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
In 2009, the award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister started this, a book she thought would be a work of contemporary journalism, about the twenty-first century phenomenon of the American single woman. It was the year the proportion of American women who were married dropped below fifty percent; and the median age of first marriages, which had remained between twenty and twenty-two years old for nearly a century (1890-1980), had risen dramatically to twenty-seven. But over the course of her vast research and more than a hundred interviews with academics and social scientists and prominent single women, Traister discovered a startling truth: the phenomenon of the single woman in America is not a new one. And historically, when women were given options beyond early heterosexual marriage, the results were massive social change, temperance, abolition, secondary education, and more
Big girls don't cry : the election that changed everything for American women by Rebecca Traister( file )
14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Salon.com reporter Rebecca Traister provides a social commentary on how the 2008 presidential election brought issues concerning women, power, sexism, and feminism to the fore
Are women ready for a female president? : Some important dates in women's history month ; Hypatia of Alexandria, philosopher and mathematician ; England's first great feminist, Mary Wollstonecraft ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Part 4. When we read about great women in history books, or see them in paintings, we don't always get the full picture. For example, the great feminist foremother. You probably think these were women of great principle, and you'd be right. But how tough was it for them to stick to those principles. You'd probably be surprised to know that many of them faced struggles not unlike those we face today. Lori Marso is the author of Feminist Thinkers and the Demands of Femininity: The Lives and Work of Intellectual Women. The book details some of the struggles early feminist intellectuals and the women who laid the foundations for modern feminism. Over the next few weeks we'll be talking with Lori about a few of those women and their challenges. We start today with England's first great feminist, Mary Wollstonecraft. (6:31)
[Current news items about women : Selling breast milk ; Sexism printed on underwear ; Woman Roman Catholic priest Joan Clark Houk ; Martha Holmes reads a story] ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Part 2. Hundreds of women across the country who are breast feeding their own babies are taking time each day to express extra breast milk. They then donate the liquid gold to non-profit milk-banks who test and pasteurize it and then sell it--for a minimal processing fee--to hospitals and families with babies who need it. Now, a for-profit company has begun selling donated breast milk exclusively to hospitals for more than 10 times the cost of the non-profits. But where is it getting the breast milk? (6:08)
Book Group Bag : All the single ladies : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation by Rebecca Traister( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
[Current women in the news : Women banned from Soccer matches in Iran ; Man's law ; Harbor seals with Dr. Lori Polasek ; The Ditty Bops are in the artist's spotlight] ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Part 2. Over the last few weeks we've been talking about a controversy in Iran over women attending soccer matches. Last month Iran's hardline president made a surprising decision to allow women to attend the matches. Some observers think he was trying to gain the support of moderates in order to build national unity amid mounting international pressure over Iran's nuclear program. But after many top religious leaders criticized the president's decision, Iran's Supreme Leader called on him to reconsider it. As Roxana Saberi reports from Tehran, many women soccer lovers are now disappointed. (4:17)
[The Supreme Court hears arguments regarding partial birth abortion : Breast cancer awareness ; Breast cancer detection technology ; Fly fishing as therapy for breast cancer survivors, ["Casting for recovery"] ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Part 4. So what does fly fishing have to do with breast cancer? Well, it turns out that not only are physical movements of the sport therapeutic for breast cancer survivors -- so are the mental aspects. An organization called Casting For Recovery offers free retreats for women who have of have had breast cancer, and teaches them how to fly-fish -- and, by extension, how to fly. Rebecca Sheir joined a group of Alaskan women learning how to cast their lines ... and cast themselves in a whole new light. (5:50)
Singgeul reidiseu ( Book )
1 edition published in 2017 in Korean and held by 1 library worldwide
All the single ladies - unmarried women and the rise of an independent nati by Rebecca Traister( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
[Current news about women : Traister speaks about discrimination of women in medical care ; Lori Polasek and Harbor seals ; Ani DiFranco is in the artist's spotlight] ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Part 1. Mary and Jeanne run through some of the stories "beneath the headlines". (2:12)
 
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Alternative Names
Rebecca Traister Amerikaans journaliste
Rebecca Traister journaliste et écrivain américaine
ريبيكا تريستر كاتب أمريكي
Languages
English (58)
Italian (2)
Korean (1)
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