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Women Together, Women Alone: The Legacy of the Consciousness-Raising Movement
     

Women Together, Women Alone: The Legacy of the Consciousness-Raising Movement

by Anita Shreve
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Shreve ( Remaking Motherhood ) cogently discusses how the women's consciousness-raising movement of the 1970s, arguably the heart of the women's movement, altered life in the U.S. CR groups helped women uncover shared feelings of powerlessness, but also revealed the ``political nature'' of their problems and served as impor tant ``agents for change.'' Based on interviews with seven members of a New York City-based group 15 years after it disbanded (and augmented by interviews with 100 other women nationwide), the book carefully measures the success and failure of the movement. By giving women more choices in their lives, Shreve suggests, feminism spawned a generation of women so overextended with work and family obligations that they ``simply don't have any time left to devote to feminism or CR or activist issues.'' In the late '80s, such women are again suffering from isolation, unable to connect meaningfully with each other, she maintains. In a final chapter, ``Blueprint for a Second Wave,'' Shreve includes information on forming and sustaining CR groups and makes a convincing case for renewing the collective intimacy that CR groups provide. 20,000 first printing; author tour . (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780449905333
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/26/1990

Meet the Author

Anita Shreve is the acclaimed author of more than a dozen novels, including A Change in Altitude, Testimony; her best-known book, The Pilot’s Wife, which was a selection of Oprah’s Book Club; and The Weight of Water, which was a finalist for England’s Orange prize. Her book Resistance was turned into a movie with the same name. She is a writer who combines seemingly effortless prose with riveting storytelling.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New Hampshire; Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
1946
Education:
B.A., Tufts University
Website:
http://www.twbookmark.com/authors/41/239/index.html

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