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International Women's Year : the greatest consciousness-raising event in history

Author: Jocelyn Olcott
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A rich narrative of the 1975 International Women's Year Conference in Mexico City, where the idiom ""sisterhood is powerful"" was fractured by global feminism.
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Olcott, Jocelyn, 1970-
International Women's Year.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017000714
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jocelyn Olcott
ISBN: 9780199716647 0199716641 9780199344833 0199344833
OCLC Number: 975998352
Awards: Winner of Honourable Mention, Bryce Wood Book Award of the Latin American Studies Association.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 334 pages)
Contents: Cover; International Women's Year; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Glossary of Acronyms; Dramatis Personae; Introduction; Act I International Women's Year Deserves No Less; Scene 1. WINGO Politics; Scene 2. Choosing Battles in the Cold War; Scene 3. Getting to Mexico City; Scene 4. Follow the Money; Act II The Conference; Scene 5. Opening Acts; Scene 6. Inauguration Day; Scene 7. "Betty Friedan versus the Third World"; Scene 8. "This Is an Illegitimate Delegation"; Scene 9. "Other Kinds of Problems"; Scene 10. The Politics of Peace. Scene 11. The First Rule of Fight ClubScene 12. Coming Out Party; Scene 13. Chaos in the Tribune; Scene 14. Counter-​congresses; Scene 15. ¡Domitila a la Tribuna!; Scene 16. The Final Push; Scene 17. Unceremonious Closing; Act III Legacies; Scene 18. Beyond Mexico City; Notes on Sources, Theories, and Methods; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Jocelyn Olcott.

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