The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Women's Social Movement Activism (Oxford Handbooks) (Hardcover)

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Over the course of thirty-seven chapters, including an editorial introduction, this handbook 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, and conservative. 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, intersectional feminism and global 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, globalization, immigration 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. Part four 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, the environmental movement, labor unions, LGBTQ movement, Latino activism, conservative groups, and the white supremacist movement.

About the Author

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 Gender Studies at Oakland University. Rachel L. Einwohner is Professor of Sociology at Purdue University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780190204204
ISBN-10: 0190204206
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: June 1st, 2017
Pages: 840
Language: English
Series: Oxford Handbooks