The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Women's Social Movement Activism

ISBN : 9780190204204

Holly J. McCammon; Verta Taylor; Jo Reger; Rachel L. Einwohner
840 ページ
171 x 248 mm
Oxford Handbooks

Over the course of thirty-seven chapters, including an editorial introduction, The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Women's Social Movement Activism provides a comprehensive examination of scholarly research and knowledge on a variety of aspects of women's collective activism in the United States, tracing both continuities and critical changes over time. Women have played pivotal and far-reaching roles in bringing about significant societal change, and women activists come from an array of different demographics, backgrounds and perspectives, including those that are radical, liberal, and conservative. The chapters in the handbook consider women's activism in the interest of women themselves as well as actions done on behalf of other social groups. The volume is organized into five sections. The first looks at U.S. Women's Social Activism over time, from the women's suffrage movement to the ERA, radical feminism, third-wave feminism and international feminism. Part two looks at issues that mobilize women, including workplace discrimination, reproductive rights, health, gender identity and sexuality, violence against women, welfare and employment, and anti-feminist and pro-life causes. Part three looks at strategies, including movement emergence and resource mobilization, consciousness raising, and traditional and social media. Part four explores targets and tactics, including legislative forums, electoral politics, legal activism, the marketplace, the military, and religious and educational institutions. Finally, part five looks at women's participation within other movements, including the civil rights movement, the environmental movement, labor unions, conservative groups, and the white supremacist movement.


List of Contributors
Holly J. McCammon, Verta Taylor, Jo Reger, and Rachel Einwohner
Part I: U.S. Women's Social Movement Activism through Time
1. Layers of Activism: Women's Movements and Women in Movements Approaching the Twentieth Century
Corrine McConnaughy
2. The Swells between the Waves: American Women's Activism, 1920-1965
Kristin Goss
3. Campaigning for the Equal Rights Amendment and Liberal Feminism
Kelsy Kretschmer and Jane Mansbridge
4. The Turn toward Socialist, Radical, and Lesbian Feminisms
Beth Schneider and Janelle Pham
5. Contemporary Feminism and Beyond
Jo Reger
6. Intersectionality: Origins, Travels, Questions, and Contributions
Benita Roth
7. Mobilizing the Faithful: Conservative and Right Wing Women's Movements in America
Deana Rohlinger
8. The Historical Roots of a Global Feminist Perspective and the Growing Global Focus among U.S. Feminists
Heidi Rademacher and Kathleen Fallon
Part II: Issues that Mobilize Women
9. Workplace Discrimination, Equal Pay, and Sexual Harassment: An Intersectional Approach
Eileen Boris and Allison Elias
10. Battles over Abortion and Reproductive Rights: Movement Mobilization and Strategy
Suzanne Staggenborg and Marie Skoczylas
11. Maternalist and Community Politics
Ellen Reese, Ian Breckenridge-Jackson, and Julisa McCoy
12. Women's Health Social Movements
Melinda Goldner
13. U.S. Women's Movements to End Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse, and Rape
Gretchen Arnold
14. Welfare, Poverty, and Low-Wage Employment
Rose Ernst and Rachel Luft
15. Antifeminist, Pro-Life, and Anti-ERA Women
Ronnee Schreiber
Part III: Resistance, Mobilization, Strategy
16. The Dynamics and Causes of Gender and Feminist Consciousness and Feminist Identities
Pamela Aronson
17. Movement Emergence and Resource Mobilization: Organizations, Leaders, and Coalition Work
Nella Van Dyke
18. Identity Politics, Consciousness Raising, and Visibility Politics
Nancy Whitter
19. Protest Events and Direct Action
Anne Costain and Douglas Costain
20. Language and Its Everyday Revolutionary Potential: Feminist Linguistic Activism in the U.S.
Christine Mallinson
21. Sexuality, Bodies, Gender Identity, Sexual Fluidity, and Performative Gender
Shae Miller
22. From Ink to Web and Beyond: U.S. Women's Activism Using Traditional and New Social Media
Heather Hurwitz
Part IV: Forums and Targets of Women's Activism
23. Inside the State: Activism within Legislative and Governmental Agency Forums
Lee Ann Banaszak and Anne Whitesell
24. Electoral Politics
Nancy Burns, Ashley Jardina, and Nicole Yadon
25. U.S. Women's Legal Activism in the Judicial Arena
Holly J. McCammon and Brittany Hearne
26. Women's Social Movements and Activism within the U.S. Military
Tiffany Sanford-Jenson and Marla Kohlman
27. Push, Pull, and Fusion: Women's Activism and Religious Institutions
Rachel Einwohner, Reid Leamaster, and Benjamin Pratt
28. Women's Activism and Educational Institutions
Alison Crossley
29. Women, Sports, and Activism
Cheryl Cooky
Part V: Women Inside Other Movements
30. Women's Actvism in the Modern Movement for Black Liberation
Aisha Upton and Joyce Bell
31. Latinas in U.S. Social Movements
Mary Pardo
32. Women in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Movement
Leila Rupp, Verta Taylor, and Benita Roth
33. American Women's Environmental Activism: Motivations, Experiences, and Transformations
Kayla Stover and Sherry Cable
34. Gendered Activism and Outcomes: Women in the Peace Movement
Lisa Leitz and David Meyer
35. Women's Activism in U.S. Labor Unions
Mary Margaret Fonow and Suzanne Franzway
36. Women in the White Supremacist Movement
Kathleen Blee and Elizabeth Yates


Holly J. McCammon is Professor of Sociology and Affiliated Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and American Studies at Vanderbilt University.; Verta Taylor is Professor of Sociology and Affiliated Faculty in Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.; Jo Reger is Professor of Sociology and Director of Women and Gender Studies at Oakland University.; Rachel L. Einwohner is Professor of Sociology at Purdue University.