Listen Up: Voices from the Next Feminist Generation

Listen Up: Voices from the Next Feminist Generation

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by Barbara Findlen
     
 

In this new, expanded edition of the acclaimed collection, writers and activists such as Rebecca Walker, Nomy Lamm, and Inga Muscio are joined by Lisa Miya-Jervis, publisher of Bitch; Alison Crews, editor of Girl-Mom; and Daisy Hernandez of Ms. Together, they cover a wide range of topics, from blending careers and feminist politics to the intersection of traditional… See more details below

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In this new, expanded edition of the acclaimed collection, writers and activists such as Rebecca Walker, Nomy Lamm, and Inga Muscio are joined by Lisa Miya-Jervis, publisher of Bitch; Alison Crews, editor of Girl-Mom; and Daisy Hernandez of Ms. Together, they cover a wide range of topics, from blending careers and feminist politics to the intersection of traditional culture and third-wave sensibilities.

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Jewish Book World
This collection of essays features writers in their twenties, who reflect on growing up with feminism as well as their own feminist discoveries. Of special note: "Tow Jews, Three Opinion," by Robin M. Neidorf, in which she explores the tensions between her feminism and Jewish heritage.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The face of feminism is not only that of Gloria Steinem or Naomi Wolf. It's no longer a luxury limited to the white, affluent and professional. This zesty collection of essays by young feminists, edited by Ms. executive editor Findlen, demonstrates that those feminist lessons of pride and self-determination have been thoroughly absorbed. Spunky and original, these women reveal their difference up front. The writers are lesbians and bisexuals, feminists from every ethnic group, teen mothers, rape survivors, disabled women, aerobics instructors, anorexics, self-described ``chicks'' and punks-whose involvement in the movement signals feminism's evolution from within. The book wants to weave an ``identity tapestry,'' to borrow one essay's title, and each piece uses some real experience to delineate the ways in which the writer's life and self have been informed by the logic and language of feminism. Virtually all depend on the experience of being stereotyped. This collection enlarges feminism's self-image. If the voices here threaten to atomize a collective movement into numberless discrete and personal feminisms, for now they hold and work together, and it's important that they be heard. QPB selection; serial rights to Mademoiselle, Ms., Girlfriends magazine and Cosmopolitan. (May)
Library Journal
This is an anthology of 28 essays in which "Generation X" ("twentysomething") women explore their concepts of feminism. Within the essays are various stories of how these young women awakened to the realization of sexism, racism, or classism through personal experience. While some of the women talk of surviving anorexia, fat oppression, rape, multiple abortions, AIDS, physical disabilities, and sexism in the workplace, others tell of coming to terms with their own sexuality and integrating cultural, ethnic, and family traditions with feminism. The importance of inclusion in 1990s feminism is noted in several essays and is highlighted in those written by African Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans. While most of the essays are interesting, enlightening, and offer encouragement for the future, others exude immaturity and youthful rebellion that are less encouraging.-Jeris Cassel, Rutgers Univ. Libs., New Brunswick, N.J.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781878067616
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/04/1995
Series:
Live Girls Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.67(d)

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