Stepping Out of Line: Becoming and Being Feminist (Perspectives on Gender Series)

Stepping Out of Line: Becoming and Being Feminist (Perspectives on Gender Series)

by Cheryl Hercus, Hercus Hercus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415930324

ISBN-13: 9780415930321

Pub. Date: 09/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

What does it mean to be a feminist today? Why do some women become feminists and others do not? At a time when 'feminist' is a label that many young women shun, Stepping Out of Line offers an insightful account of the struggle of becoming and being a feminist. Cheryl Hercus offers a compelling new argument for why some women embrace feminism and why others

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What does it mean to be a feminist today? Why do some women become feminists and others do not? At a time when 'feminist' is a label that many young women shun, Stepping Out of Line offers an insightful account of the struggle of becoming and being a feminist. Cheryl Hercus offers a compelling new argument for why some women embrace feminism and why others do not. In doing so, she moves beyond the stereotypes of what feminism means while providing a new understanding of feminist social movements of resistance and collective action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415930321
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Perspectives on Gender Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction : "I'm not a feminist ... or am I?"
1Developing a model of feminist becoming and being1
2Feminist movements : past, present, local, and global15
3Becoming feminist : paths and passages27
4Tensions and contradictions in the construction of meaning and identity53
5Up against it : opposition and control81
6Participation in feminist events and organizations109
7Establishing feminist presence in daily life131
8Conclusion : stepping out of line159

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