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The Resource Faces of feminism : an activist's reflections on the women's movement, Sheila Tobias

Faces of feminism : an activist's reflections on the women's movement, Sheila Tobias

Label
Faces of feminism : an activist's reflections on the women's movement
Title
Faces of feminism
Title remainder
an activist's reflections on the women's movement
Statement of responsibility
Sheila Tobias
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As one of the main players in the second wave of feminism, Sheila Tobias returns to Kate Millet's central tenet, "sexual politics," and argues that it can still unite progressive men and women around a common set of goals. Providing a map of a complex terrain, Tobias details "generations" of issues, each more radical and therefore harder to tackle than the ones before. She sets the story in two contexts: feminism's own evolving strategies and America's political landscape. Even though her passion for feminism remains, she is not unwilling to critique the sisterhood and herself for failing to see, for example, that not every woman would be a feminist nor every man an enemy. In the heady first years, feminists forgot that deeper even than gender is the liberal/conservative divide in American politics. From the origins of the movement through feminist theory and new scholarship on women, Tobias traces the political history of the second wave and its comeuppance at the hands of Phyllis Schafly's StopERA -- coincidental with the nation's careering toward the Right. Somehow, feminism survived the 1980s, but by having to fight brush fires throughout the Reagan-Bush presidencies, the movement lost some of its breadth and much of its taste for the mainstream. Because of her activism and her feeling for the period she chronicles, Tobias is at once inside and outside the issues of sexual preference, pornography, the draft, the Mommy Track, comparable worth, affirmative action, reproductive rights, and the challenges of equality versus difference."--Publisher description
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Tobias, Sheila
Dewey number
305.42
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1426
LC item number
.T64 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Foundations of social inquiry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feminism
  • Women's rights
  • Women
  • Feminist theory
Label
Faces of feminism : an activist's reflections on the women's movement, Sheila Tobias
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gender and politics redefined -- The emergence of women's rights as a political issue -- Feminism in the postsuffrage era -- Women at work -- Betty Friedan and the feminine mystique -- The origins of the second wave of feminism : three strands and an accident -- The women's movement goes to work : role equity issues -- Second-generation issues : conflict over role change -- Antifeminist women on the right : the battle over the ERA -- Feminism and sexual preference : lesbians and lesbian rights -- Third-generation issues : issues on which feminists do not agree -- New theory, new scholarship -- Fissures into fractures -- Surviving the 1980s -- The end of a movement
Control code
35792254
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 332 pages
Isbn
9780813328423
Lccn
96040894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Faces of feminism : an activist's reflections on the women's movement, Sheila Tobias
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gender and politics redefined -- The emergence of women's rights as a political issue -- Feminism in the postsuffrage era -- Women at work -- Betty Friedan and the feminine mystique -- The origins of the second wave of feminism : three strands and an accident -- The women's movement goes to work : role equity issues -- Second-generation issues : conflict over role change -- Antifeminist women on the right : the battle over the ERA -- Feminism and sexual preference : lesbians and lesbian rights -- Third-generation issues : issues on which feminists do not agree -- New theory, new scholarship -- Fissures into fractures -- Surviving the 1980s -- The end of a movement
Control code
35792254
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 332 pages
Isbn
9780813328423
Lccn
96040894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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