Gender, Family and Social Movements

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SAGE Publications, 1998 - Social Science - 157 pages
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With extensive use of case materials, this volume describes and analyzes the significance of social movements like the struggle for abortion rights and gay rights for the large-scale transformations of key aspects of gender and family. Gender and social movements are also linked in a way that shows how events of the 19th century are relevant to understanding the struggles for change today.

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Suzanne Staggenborg received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1985. She taught at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana before joining the faculty at McGill University in Montreal, where she is currently an associate professor of sociology. Her work includes The Pro-Choice Movement: Organization and Activism in the Abortion Conflict (Oxford University Press, 1991) and a number of articles about abortion politics and social movements

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