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Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election That Changed Everything for American Women

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Journalist and andlt;I andgt;Salonandlt;/Iandgt; writer Rebecca Traister investigates the 2008 presidential election and its impact on American politics, women and cultural feminism. Examining the role of women in the campaign, from Clinton and Palin to Tina Fey and young voters, Traister confronts the tough questions of what it means to be a woman in todayand#8217;s America.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The 2008 campaign for the presidency reopened some of the most fraught American conversationsand#8212;about gender, race and generational difference, about sexism on the left and feminism on the rightand#8212;difficult discussions that had been left unfinished but that are crucial to further perfecting our union. Though the election didnand#8217;t give us our first woman president or vice president, the exhilarating campaign was nonetheless transformative for American women and for the nation. In andlt;iandgt;Big Girls Donand#8217;t Cryandlt;/iandgt;, her electrifying, incisive and highly entertaining first book, Traister tells a terrific story and makes sense of a moment in American history that changed the countryand#8217;s narrative in ways that no one anticipated.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Throughout the book, Traister weaves in her own experience as a thirtysomething feminist sorting through all the events and media coverageand#8212;vacillating between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and questioning her own view of feminism, the womenand#8217;s movement, race and the different generational perspectives of women working toward political parity. Electrifying, incisive and highly entertaining, andlt;iandgt;Big Girls Donand#8217;t Cry andlt;/iandgt;offers an enduring portrait of dramatic cultural and political shifts brought about by this most historic of American contests.

Synopsis:

Traister offers illuminating commentary on how the 2008 presidential election brought issues concerning women, power, sexism and feminism to the fore.

About the Author

Rebecca Traister is senior writer for andlt;iandgt;Salon, andlt;/iandgt;where she has written about women in politics, media, and entertainment since 2003, and where she covered the 2008 presidential campaign from a feminist perspective. She has also written for andlt;iandgt;Elle, andlt;/iandgt;the andlt;iandgt;Nation, andlt;/iandgt;the andlt;iandgt;New York Observer, Vogue andlt;/iandgt;and the andlt;iandgt;New York Times, andlt;/iandgt;among other publications. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781439150290
Author:
Traister, Rebecca
Publisher:
Free Press
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
index; notes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in

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