Women's Culture in a New ERA: A Feminist Revolution? by Gayle Kimball, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Women's Culture in a New ERA: A Feminist Revolution?

Women's Culture in a New ERA: A Feminist Revolution?

by Gayle Kimball
     
 
Women's Culture: The Women's Renaissance of the Seventies was the only book to take a wide-angle-lens view of the then flowering second wave of the women's movement. The goal of its contributors was to see if and how women create and organize differently than men. Much of our culture still reflects men's viewpoints and experiences, making the issue just as

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Women's Culture: The Women's Renaissance of the Seventies was the only book to take a wide-angle-lens view of the then flowering second wave of the women's movement. The goal of its contributors was to see if and how women create and organize differently than men. Much of our culture still reflects men's viewpoints and experiences, making the issue just as pertinent today as it was 30 years ago. Many of the same questions still persist, alongside a host of other concerns: Is this a post-feminist era? Did the feminist revolution succeed? Have feminist goals become mainstream or marginalized? What do young women think about women's issues today? It is time to update what has happened in the women's world since the original volume was published. Editor Gayle Kimball, many of the original contributors, and other significant figures in the women's movement—such as Marge Piercy, Robin Morgan, and Judy Chicago—discuss these questions in chapters that address the visual arts and media, music, literature, religion, and politics. In this new exploration of women's culture, these authors share their experiences and research at the dawn of the 21st century. See how these creative women have changed over the last decades, how they've influenced young third wave feminists, and what they envision for the future.

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Contributors from the book Women's Culture: The Women's Renaissance of the Seventies from 1981, also edited by Kimball, consider changes and progress made since the women's movement in art, music, literature, film, television, theater, religion, and organizations. Included among the 15 chapters are interviews with artist Judy Chicago, composer Kay Gardner, writer Robin Morgan, Z Budapest, and Dido Hasper. Six of the authors are new to this volume. Contributors are artists, writers, and scholars from the US. Kimball is a writer and former teacher of women's studies courses.
Spring 2007 The Beltrane Papers
...a book we should all be reading—younger women to find out that things haven't always been as they are today, and older women to find out what's been happening since we finished with the 70s and got on with our lives.
Dolores Mitchell
This thought provoking anthology-so wonderfully free of padding and jargon-manages to pack into just over 200 pages an overview of thirty years of feminist history as well as viewpoints of seventeen artists and scholars on current feminist issues. The many voices communicate a welcome diversity of thought....This reader found the anthology to be highly informative; its pages glow with positive energy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810849617
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.94(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Gayle Kimball was a pioneering coordinator of Women's Studies at California State University, Chico. She is the author or editor of 11 books, including Women's Culture: The Women's Renaissance of the Seventies (Scarecrow, 1981).

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