Daring to be Bad

Radical Feminism in America, 1967-1975

Author: Alice Echols

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816617876

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 4691


"A fine introduction to the bold, contentious, complicated women who categorically refused to be good little girls, and thereby changed the way our culture defines male-female relations".--Voice Literary Supplement.

Our bodies, ourselves and the work of writing

Author: Susan Wells,Susan Wells (Ph. D.)

Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780804763097

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 261

View: 1979


This book is a sociological and rhetorical analysis of the best-selling guide to women's health, the collectively authored Our Bodies, Ourselves.

American Anti-Nuclear Activism, 1975-1990

The Challenge of Peace

Author: K. Harvey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137432845

Category: History

Page: 234

View: 6053


Looking at national peace organizations alongside lesser-known protest collectives, this book argues that anti-nuclear activists encountered familiar challenges common to other social movements of the late twentieth century.

America, History and Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Canada

Page: N.A

View: 8767


Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

The American Pageant

Author: David M. Kennedy,Lizabeth Cohen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111831432

Category: History

Page: 656

View: 7361


THE AMERICAN PAGEANT enjoys a reputation as one of the most popular, effective, and entertaining texts in American history. The colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and trademark wit bring American history to life. The Fifteenth edition includes markedly deeper explorations of the cultural innovations, artistic movements, and intellectual doctrines that have engaged and inspired Americans and shaped the course of American history. Additional pedagogical features make THE AMERICAN PAGEANT accessible to students: part openers and chapter-ending chronologies provide a context for the major periods in American history, while other features present primary sources, scholarly debates, and key historical figures for analysis. Available in the following options: THE AMERICAN PAGEANT, Fifteenth Edition (Chapters 1-42); Volume 1: To 1877 (Chapters 1-22); Volume 2: Since 1865 (Chapters 22-42). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Marginal groups and mainstream American culture

Author: Yolanda Estes

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas

ISBN: 9780700610488

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 9147


Bringing together accounts of marginalization from many different disciplines and perspectives, this collection offers a basis for enhancing our understanding of this process -- and for working toward meaningful social change.

Perversion for Profit

The Politics of Pornography and the Rise of the New Right

Author: Whitney Strub

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231520158

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 2557


While America is not alone in its ambivalence toward sex and its depictions, the preferences of the nation swing sharply between toleration and censure. This pattern has grown even more pronounced since the 1960s, with the emergence of the New Right and its attack on the "floodtide of filth" that was supposedly sweeping the nation. Antipornography campaigns became the New Right's political capital in the 1960s, laying the groundwork for the "family values" agenda that shifted the country to the right. Perversion for Profit traces the anatomy of this trend and the crucial function of pornography in constructing the New Right agenda, which has emphasized social issues over racial and economic inequality. Conducting his own extensive research, Whitney Strub vividly recreates the debates over obscenity that consumed members of the ACLU in the 1950s and revisits the deployment of obscenity charges against purveyors of gay erotica during the cold war, revealing the differing standards applied to heterosexual and homosexual pornography. He follows the rise of the influential Citizens for Decent Literature during the 1960s and the pivotal events that followed: the sexual revolution, feminist activism, the rise of the gay rights movement, the "porno chic" moment of the early 1970s, and resurgent Christian conservatism, which now shapes public policy far beyond the issue of sexual decency. Strub also examines the ways in which the left failed to mount a serious or sustained counterattack to the New Right's use of pornography as a political tool. As he demonstrates, this failure put the Democratic Party at the mercy of Republican rhetoric. In placing debates about pornography at the forefront of American postwar history, Strub revolutionizes our understanding of sex and American politics.

Marked Men

White Masculinity in Crisis

Author: Sally Robinson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023150036X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 9178


White men still hold most of the political and economic cards in the United States; yet stories about wounded and traumatized men dominate popular culture. Why are white men jumping on the victim bandwagon? Examining novels by Philip Roth, John Updike, James Dickey, John Irving, and Pat Conroy and such films as Deliverance, Misery, and Dead Poets Society—as well as other writings, including The Closing of the American Mind—Sally Robinson argues that white men are tempted by the possibilities of pain and the surprisingly pleasurable tensions that come from living in crisis.

Cultural Studies

Volume 7

Author: Lawrence Grossberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134863489

Category: Art

Page: 196

View: 9629


First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.