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The Resource Reclaiming the mainstream : individualist feminism rediscovered, Joan Kennedy Taylor

Reclaiming the mainstream : individualist feminism rediscovered, Joan Kennedy Taylor

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Reclaiming the mainstream : individualist feminism rediscovered
Title
Reclaiming the mainstream
Title remainder
individualist feminism rediscovered
Statement of responsibility
Joan Kennedy Taylor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
At a time when some feminist critics are saying that the feminist movement has been too individualistic and too market oriented, Joan Kennedy Taylor contends that feminists should cherish and celebrate their tradition of individualism and equal rights. Reclaiming the Mainstream points out that the most enduring voices in the women's movement--the voices that each successive generation of feminists rediscovers with a shock of recognition--Mary Wollstonecraft, Margaret Fuller, John Stuart Mill, Charlotte Perkins Gilman--have spoken out against government privileges and special protection for women so that their individual differences might flourish. This book argues that modern feminism grew out of the nineteenth-century Woman Movement, which, like much late nineteenth-century thinking, became a battleground between individualist and collectivist ideas. When individualist ideals predominated in this movement--ideals of independence, social mobility, even sexual freedom--it gained wide adherence. But when the movement supported collectivist ideas of social reform, it became more marginal and sectarian. It was a focus on the individual woman's rights and happiness that reinvented feminist movements twice in our history, in the decades from 1910 to the New Deal, and then again in the late 1960s. The book examines this history, gives an overview of the contemporary scene, and analyzes the campaign to pass and ratify an equal rights amendment--and its failure. Reclaiming the Mainstream also discusses contemporary policy issues that affect women: affirmative action and comparable worth; rape, battering, sexual harassment, and incest; the many facets of sexual and reproductive choice; and the attempts to unify feminist and nonfeminist women against pornography or in support of social feminist issues. On all these topics, Taylor offers a new and surprising individualist feminist analysis that asks feminists to make their philosophy more consistent--and more effective. She calls attention to the continuing voices within the feminist tradition that encourage women to reclaim their strength, their faith in their own abilities, and the community feeling of the seventies to find nongovernmental solutions to the problems women still face in managing work, family life, and relationships
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DLC
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Taylor, Joan Kennedy
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Feminism
  • Individualism
  • Women's rights
Label
Reclaiming the mainstream : individualist feminism rediscovered, Joan Kennedy Taylor
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Publication
Note
"A Cato Institute book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-260) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. So You Think You're Not a Feminist? -- Pt I. The Historical Cycles of Feminism. Ch. 2. Inside Every Socialist is an Individualist Trying to Get Out. Ch. 3. The Rights of Man--Are Women Included? Ch. 4. The Rise of Feminism. Ch. 5. What Does a Woman Want? Ch. 6. The Workplace: I'm Not a Woman's Libber, But. Ch. 7. A Funny Thing Happened to Us on the Way to the ERA. Ch. 8. Contemporary Feminism -- pt. II. Policy Pros and Cons. Ch. 9. Discrimination, Real and Imaginary. Ch. 10. My Body, Myself: The Right to Protection. Ch. 11. My Body, Myself: The Many Kinds of Choices. Ch. 12. The Temptation of Political Expediency: Antipornography. Ch. 13. The Temptation of Political Expediency: Social Feminism. Ch. 14. Back to Our Roots: How We Might Grow
Control code
25282967
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780879757175
Lccn
92002807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1449009
Label
Reclaiming the mainstream : individualist feminism rediscovered, Joan Kennedy Taylor
Publication
Note
"A Cato Institute book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-260) 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
Ch. 1. So You Think You're Not a Feminist? -- Pt I. The Historical Cycles of Feminism. Ch. 2. Inside Every Socialist is an Individualist Trying to Get Out. Ch. 3. The Rights of Man--Are Women Included? Ch. 4. The Rise of Feminism. Ch. 5. What Does a Woman Want? Ch. 6. The Workplace: I'm Not a Woman's Libber, But. Ch. 7. A Funny Thing Happened to Us on the Way to the ERA. Ch. 8. Contemporary Feminism -- pt. II. Policy Pros and Cons. Ch. 9. Discrimination, Real and Imaginary. Ch. 10. My Body, Myself: The Right to Protection. Ch. 11. My Body, Myself: The Many Kinds of Choices. Ch. 12. The Temptation of Political Expediency: Antipornography. Ch. 13. The Temptation of Political Expediency: Social Feminism. Ch. 14. Back to Our Roots: How We Might Grow
Control code
25282967
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780879757175
Lccn
92002807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1449009

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