The Women's Movement Inside and Outside the State

The Women's Movement Inside and Outside the State

by Lee Ann Banaszak
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521115108

ISBN-13: 9780521115100

Pub. Date: 12/31/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Women’s Movement Inside and Outside the State argues that the mobilization and success of the U.S. women’s movement cannot be fully understood without recognizing the presence of feminist activist networks inside the federal government. Utilizing in-depth interviews and historical sources, Lee Ann Banaszak’s research documents the significant

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The Women’s Movement Inside and Outside the State argues that the mobilization and success of the U.S. women’s movement cannot be fully understood without recognizing the presence of feminist activist networks inside the federal government. Utilizing in-depth interviews and historical sources, Lee Ann Banaszak’s research documents the significant contributions that these insider activists made to the creation of feminist organizations and the vital roles that they played in the development and implementation of policies in many areas, including education, foreign policy, and women’s health. Banaszak also finds that working inside government did not always co-opt or deradicalize these activists. Banaszak’s research causes us to rethink our current understanding of many social movement concepts and processes, including political opportunities, movement institutionalization, and confrontational tactics, and it alters our conception of the interests and character of the American state.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521115100
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2009
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Blurring the conceptual boundaries between the women's movement and the state; 2. Moving feminist activists inside the state: the context of the second wave; 3. Who are movement insiders?; 4. Mobilizing and organizing the second wave; 5. Choosing tactics inside and outside the state; 6. How insider feminists changed policy; 7. Changing with the times - how presidential administrations affect feminist activists inside the state; 8. What insider feminists tell us about women's movements, social movements and the state; Appendix.

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