Catching a Wave: Reclaiming Feminism for the 21st Century

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Rory Cooke Dicker, Alison Piepmeier
UPNE, 2003 - Social Science - 338 pages
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Young women today have benefited from the strides made by grassroots social activists in the 1960s and 1970s, yet they are hesitant to identify themselves as feminists and seem apathetic about carrying the torch of older generations to redress persistent sexism and gender-based barriers. Contesting the notion that we are in a post-feminist age, this provocative collection of original essays identifies a third wave of feminism. The contributors argue that the next generation needs to develop a politicized, collective feminism that both builds on the strategies of second wave feminists and is grounded in the material realities and culture of the twenty-first century.

Organized in five sections that mirror the stages of consciousness-raising, this is an engaging, often edgy, look at a broad range of perspectives on the diversity, complexity, multiplicity, and playfulness of the third wave. It is also a call to action for new voices to redefine a feminism that is not only personally aware but also politically involved.
  

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An interesting response to the third wave tendency to not look to "activist" solutions, so to speak. A collection of essays (have not read all of them) that lead the reader through a consciousness raising mentality toward activism. Read full review

Catching a wave: reclaiming feminism for the 21st century

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This collection of original essays about the "third wave" of feminism addresses the concerns of young feminists today. Edited and introduced by Dicker (English, Westminster Coll.) and Piepmeier ... Read full review

Contents

I
3
II
29
III
31
IV
57
V
81
VI
99
VII
101
VIII
116
XII
171
XIII
188
XIV
207
XV
209
XVI
232
XVII
244
XVIII
261
XIX
263

IX
138
X
157
XI
159
XX
279
XXI
294
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About the author (2003)

Rory Dicker is Assistant Professor of English at Westminster College. She lives in Columbia, Missouri. Alison Piepmeier is Senior Lecturer in Women's Studies at Vanderbilt University. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Katha Pollitt is a poet, essayist, and columnist for 'The Nation.' Jennifer Baumgardner writes for various magazines, including 'Ms,' 'Harper's,' and 'Elle,' and is the coauthor (with Amy Richards) of 'Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future.'

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