In the 1970s sex was what mattered most to feminists. Gerhard asks why issues of sex and female pleasure came to matter so much to these "second-wave feminists." She shows how the radical ideas put forward by this generation of American women was a response to attempts to define and contain female sexuality going back to the beginning of the century.
|Publisher:||Columbia University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.21(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.74(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Jane Gerhard is lecturer in history and literature at Harvard University.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
1. Modern Women and Modern Marriage: Reinventing Female Heterosexuality
2. Between Freudianism and Feminism: Sexology's Postwar Challenge
3. Politicizing Pleasure: Radical Feminist Sexual Theory, 1968-1975
4. Desires and their Discontents: Feminist Fiction of the 1970s
5. Cultural Feminism: Reimagining Sexual Freedom, 1975-1982