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Good and mad : the revolutionary power of women's anger

Author: Rebecca Traister
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2019. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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In the year 2018, it seems as if women's anger has suddenly erupted into the public conversation. But long before Pantsuit Nation, before the Women's March, and before the #MeToo movement, women's anger was not only politically catalytic but politically problematic. The story of female fury and its cultural significance demonstrates the long history of bitter resentment that has enshrouded women's slow rise to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Traister
ISBN: 9781501181818 1501181815
OCLC Number: 1121200165
Description: xxxv, 284 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. Eruption. Sleeping giant ; The grand illusion ; We're not cheerful anymore ; The winter of our discontent --
Part II. Medusas. Hold your temper/hold your tongue ; The circle of entrapment : the heavy price of rage ; Dress up your anger ; How minority rules --
Part III. Season of the witch. Getting away with it ; Trust no one ; Collateral damage ; Sympathy for the devils --
Part IV. The furies. The exhilaration of activism ; Restorative justice ; My sisters are here --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Revolutionary power of women's anger
Responsibility: Rebecca Traister.

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From the New York Times-bestselling author of All the Single Ladies comes a vital, incisive exploration into the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a political  Read more...

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