The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Women's Social Movement Activism by Holly J. MccammonThe Oxford Handbook of U.S. Women's Social Movement Activism by Holly J. Mccammon

The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Women's Social Movement Activism

EditorHolly J. Mccammon, Verta Taylor, Jo Reger

Hardcover | June 16, 2017

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Over the course of thirty-seven chapters, including an editorial introduction, The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Women's Social Movement Activism provides a comprehensive examination of scholarly research and knowledge on a variety of aspects of women's collective activism in the United States,tracing both continuities and critical changes over time. Women have played pivotal and far-reaching roles in bringing about significant societal change, and women activists come from an array of different demographics, backgrounds and perspectives, including those that are radical, liberal, andconservative. The chapters in the handbook consider women's activism in the interest of women themselves as well as actions done on behalf of other social groups. The volume is organized into five sections. The first looks at U.S. Women's Social Activism over time, from the women's suffrage movement to the ERA, radical feminism, third-wave feminism and international feminism. Part two looks at issues that mobilize women, including workplace discrimination,reproductive rights, health, gender identity and sexuality, violence against women, welfare and employment, and anti-feminist and pro-life causes. Part three looks at strategies, including movement emergence and resource mobilization, consciousness raising, and traditional and social media. Partfour explores targets and tactics, including legislative forums, electoral politics, legal activism, the marketplace, the military, and religious and educational institutions. Finally, part five looks at women's participation within other movements, including the civil rights movement, theenvironmental movement, labor unions, conservative groups, and the white supremacist movement.
Holly J. McCammon is Professor of Sociology and Affiliated Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and American Studies at Vanderbilt University. Verta Taylor is Professor of Sociology and Affiliated Faculty in Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Jo Reger is Professor of Sociology and Director of Women and ...
Title:The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Women's Social Movement ActivismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:784 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:June 16, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190204206

ISBN - 13:9780190204204

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