Women and Social Protest by Guida WestWomen and Social Protest by Guida West

Women and Social Protest

EditorGuida West, Rhoda Lois Blumberg

Paperback | February 1, 1988

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Bringing together eighteen thought-provoking articles--most of them written especially for this volume--Women and Social Protest addresses a long-neglected area in social history and politics, showing how in recent years feminist social scientists have begun to reexamine women's involvement insocial protest, the innovative forms this protest takes, and the impact of activism on women's lives. This timely and comprehensive anthology provides a much-needed forum for discussion of these topics, and shows how the sociological and political literature has long ignored, masked, or distortedthe political activities of women, thus creating the stereotype of the "apolitical woman." Drawing on the work of sociologists, political scientists, historians, and experts in women's studies, Women and Social Protest explores four types of social protest--economic; racial, ethnic, and nationalistic; social nurturing and humanistic; and women's rights--considering a wealth of data fromdifferent eras and case studies from around the world. An introductory chapter provides a theoretical framework for the essays and helpful introductions to each section identify and elaborate general themes. In addition, a comprehensive bibliography offers the most extensive, up-to-date list ofreadings available. One of the first books to examine this important topic in detail, Women and Social Protest is a valuable contribution to the expanding field of social political theory.
Guida West is a Director of Policy, Advocacy and Research. Rhoda Lois Blumberg is at Rutgers University.
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Title:Women and Social ProtestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 6.14 × 9.25 × 1.1 inPublished:February 1, 1988Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 13:9780195065176

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Bringing together eighteen thought-provoking articles-most of them written especially for this volume-Women and Social Protest addresses a long-neglected area in social history and politics, showing how in recent years feminist social scientists have begun to reexamine women's involvement in social protest, the innovative forms this protest takes, and the impact of activism on women's lives. This timely and comprehensive anthology provides a much-needed forum for discussion of these topics, and shows how the sociological and political literature has long ignored, masked, or distorted the political activities of women, thus creating the stereotype of the 'apolitical woman.'

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"A valuable women centered definition of political activity and political change, one that has heretofore been almost absent in the literature. It presents well researched, stimulating, and valuable illustrations of the complex, dynamic interrelationships that exist between gender relationsand political activities in different contexts."-- Women and Politics