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The Resource Feminism's forgotten fight : the unfinished struggle for work and family, Kirsten Swinth

Feminism's forgotten fight : the unfinished struggle for work and family, Kirsten Swinth

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Feminism's forgotten fight : the unfinished struggle for work and family
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Feminism's forgotten fight
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the unfinished struggle for work and family
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Kirsten Swinth
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Feminisms forgotten fight
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the unfinished struggle for work and family
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eng
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"When people discuss feminism, they often lament its failure to deliver on the promise that women can "have it all." But as Kirsten Swinth argues in this provocative book, it is not feminism that has betrayed women, but a society that balked at making the far-reaching changes for which activists fought. [This book] resurrects the comprehensive vision of feminism's second wave at a time when its principles are under renewed attack. Through compelling stories of local and national activism and crucial legislative and judicial battles, Swinth's history spotlights concerns not commonly associated with the movement of the 1960s and 1970s. We see liberals and radicals, white women and women of color, rethinking gender roles and redistributing housework. They brought men into the fold, and together demanded bold policy changes to ensure job protection for pregnant women and federal support for child care. Many of the creative proposals they devised to reshape the workplace and rework government policy--such as guaranteed incomes for mothers and flex time--now seem prescient. Swinth definitively dispels the notion that second-wave feminists pushed women into the workplace without offering solutions to issues they faced at home. Feminism's Forgotten Fight examines activists' campaigns for work and family in depth, and helps us see how feminism's opponents--not feminists themselves--blocked the movement's aspirations. Her insights offer key lessons for women's ongoing struggle to achieve equality at home and work."--Jacket
Summary
Kirsten Swinth reconstructs the comprehensive vision of feminism's second wave at a time when its principles are under renewed attack. In the struggle for equality at home and at work, it was not feminism that failed to deliver on the promise that women can have it all, but a society that balked at making the changes for which activists fought.--
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Swinth, Kirsten
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305.420973
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non fiction
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  • Second-wave feminism
  • Second-wave feminism
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
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the unfinished struggle for work and family
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Feminism's forgotten fight : the unfinished struggle for work and family, Kirsten Swinth
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-314) and index
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Contents
Introduction: Feminists' vision forgotten -- Self -- Fatherhood -- Partners -- Housework -- Care work -- Childcare -- Maternity -- Flextime -- Conclusion: The myth of "having it all."
Control code
on1028610025
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780674986411
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2018017984
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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40028571400
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1028610025
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Feminism's forgotten fight : the unfinished struggle for work and family, Kirsten Swinth
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-314) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Feminists' vision forgotten -- Self -- Fatherhood -- Partners -- Housework -- Care work -- Childcare -- Maternity -- Flextime -- Conclusion: The myth of "having it all."
Control code
on1028610025
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780674986411
Lccn
2018017984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028571400
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1028610025

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