Banaszak, Lee Ann.

The U.S. Women''s Movement in Global Perspective. - Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005. - 1 online resource (289 p.) - eBooks on Demand People, Passions, and Power: Social Movements, Interest Organizations, and the P . - People, Passions, and Power: Social Movements, Interest Organizations, and the P .

Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Tables; List of Acronyms; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 An Introduction to the U.S. Women''s Movement in Global Perspective Lee Ann Banaszak; Part I: The Women''s Movement in the United States; 2 The Origins of the Women''s Liberation Movement Jo Freeman; 3 From the Second to the Third Wave: Continuity and Change in Grassroots Feminism Nancy Whittier; 4 Political Activism and Discursive Politics in the ERA Campaign Barbara Ryan; 5 The Politics of Decision Making in the National Organization for Women Maryann Barakso 6 Grassroots Organizing in a Federated Structure: NOW Chapters in Four Local Fields Jo Reger and Suzanne StaggenborgPart II: Women''s Movements in Comparative Perspective; 7 Political Mobilization: African American Gendered Repertoires Belinda Robnett; 8 Gendered Opportunities: The Formation of Women''s Movements in the United States and Chile Lisa Baldez and Celeste Montoya Kirk; 9 Women Organizing Women in the Russian Federation Carol Nechemias; 10 Trends and Transformations in Women''s Movements in Japan and the United States Joyce Gelb 11 Transnational Framing of Access to Abortion in the United States, England, and Ireland Deana A. Rohlinger and David S. Meyer12 Conclusion: The U.S. Women''s Movement and Beyond Lee Ann Banaszak; References; Index; About the Contributors

This ambitious volume brings together original essays on the U.S. women''s movement with analyses of women''s movements in other countries around the world. A comparative perspective and a common theme-feminism in social movement action-unite these voices in a way that will excite students and inspire further research. From the grassroots to the global, the significance of the U.S women''s movement in the international arena cannot be denied. At the same time, the way in which international feminism has developed-in Asia, in Latin America, in Europe-has altered and expanded the landscape of the U.S. women''s movement forever. These distinguished authors show us how.

9781461645917 47.99 (UA)

Feminism -- Cross-cultural studies.
Feminism -- United States.

Electronic books.

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