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The Legacy of Second-Wave Feminism in American Politics

Editors: Maxwell, Angie, Shields, Todd (Eds.)

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  • Provide an honest assessment of the implications of second wave feminism, both good and bad, on religious women, women of color, lesbians, and conservative anti-feminists 
  • Brings together some of the most significant scholars of women’s history and politics for the first time
  • Considers the long-term political legacy of Second-Wave rather than merely supplementing the establishing historical narrative
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About this book

This book chronicles the influence of second wave feminism on everything from electoral politics to LGBTQ rights. The original descriptions of second wave feminism focused on elite, white voices, obscuring the accomplishments of many activists, as third wave feminists rightly criticized.  Those limited narratives also prematurely marked the end of the movement, imposing an imaginary timeline on what is a continuous struggle for women’s rights. Within the chapters of this volume, scholars provide a more complex description of second wave feminism, in which the sustained efforts of women from many races, classes, sexual orientations, and religious traditions, in the fight for equality have had a long-term impact on American politics. These authors argue that even the “Second Wave” metaphor is incomplete, and should be replaced by a broader, more-inclusive metaphor that accurately depicts the overlapping and extended battle waged by women activists. With the gift of hindsight and the awareness of the limitations of and backlash to this “Second Wave,” the time is right to reflect on the feminist cause in America and to chart its path forward.  

About the authors

Angie Maxwell is the Director of the Diane Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Arkansas, USA. Her research focuses on identity politics. 
Todd Shields is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas, USA. His research focuses on campaigns, elections, and political psychology.   

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Toward a New Understanding of Second-Wave Feminism

    Pages 1-18

    Maxwell, Angie (et al.)

  • Generations Later, Retelling the Story

    Pages 19-38

    Evans, Sara M.

  • Feminism, Anti-Feminism, and The Rise of a New Southern Strategy in the 1970s

    Pages 39-69

    Spruill, Marjorie J.

  • “No More Silence!”: Feminist Activism and Religion in the Second Wave

    Pages 71-96

    Foxworth, Laura

  • Feminist Economics: Second Wave, Tidal Wave, or Barely a Ripple?

    Pages 97-134

    Conrad, Cecilia

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Hardcover 119,59 €
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Softcover 34,31 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Legacy of Second-Wave Feminism in American Politics
Editors
  • Angie Maxwell
  • Todd Shields
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62117-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62117-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62116-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09670-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 240
Number of Illustrations
19 illustrations in colour
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