Synopses & Reviews
This collection on women's community activism demonstrates the diversity of women's struggles against violence, homophobia and racism, and for housing, civil rights, economic security, educational equity and environmental justice. It focuses on the complex ways that gender, race-ethnicity, culture, class and sexuality shape women's political consciousness and organizing in the US. Offering an interdisciplinary perspective, the collection includes case studies of activism among lesbians, Hmong women, white European American women, Korean American and African American women, as well as Latinas and Native Americans.
Contributors: Sharon Bays, Maylei Blackwell, Sharon Cotrell, Roberta M. Feldman, Sherna Berger Gluck, Karen harper, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Carolyn Howe, Karen Kendrick, Celene Krauss, Nancy A. Naples, Mary Pardo, Lisa Sun-Hee Park, Leila Rupp, Virginia Rinaldo Seitz, Susan Stall, Susan Parkison Stern, Verta Taylor, Judith Wittner and Patricia A. Wright.
This collection demonstrates the diversity of women's struggles against problems such as racism, violence, homophobia, focusing on the complex ways that gender, culture, race-ethnicity and class shape women's political consciousness in the US.