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Women of the new right / Rebecca E. Klatch.

By: Klatch, Rebecca E.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Women in the political economy: Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1987Description: 247 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0877224706 (alk. paper); 9780877224709 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Women -- Political activity | Women -- Political activity -- United States | Right and left (Political science)DDC classification: 320/.088042 Other classification: 71.31 | 89.61 | 3,6
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Book University of Texas At Tyler
Stacks - 3rd Floor
HQ1390 .K53 1987 (Browse shelf) Available 0000000526558

Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-242) and index.

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A timely book on conservative women in American politics. Klatch combines interviews, public statements from conferences, and informed explanations in a serious and thoughtful manner. By dividing conservative women into two camps, ``social'' and ``laissez-faire'', Klatch shows that class is an important basis for their differences. Social conservatives are less affluent, less educated, less tolerant, they come from small towns, and, most important, they are rooted in religious beliefs. Laissez-faire conservatives are upwardly mobile, well educated, urban, often secular, and interpret the world in economic and political terms. Both groups fear the Soviets and big government in the US, but tensions and differences keep them apart on most issues. The chapter on feminism is excellent. More interpretive analysis throughout and some historical perspective would enhance this well-written sociological study and broaden its appeal across disciplines. College, university, and public libraries.-J. Raftery, California State University, Chico

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