Gender Shock: Practicing Feminism on Two Continents

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Beacon Press, 1991 - Social Science - 138 pages
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Essays compare feminist theory and practice in Australian and American culture and politics

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Gender shock: practicing feminism on two continents

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Between 1980 and 1988, Eisenstein traded American academia for Australian bureaucracy. Part autobiography, part cross-cultural study of feminism, her book offers the perceptions and insights of a ... Read full review


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Hester Eisenstein is Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center. Her previous books include "Contemporary Feminist Thought" (1983) and "Inside Agitators: Australian Femocrats and the State" (1996). She has taught at Yale, Barnard, and SUNY-Buffalo, and served as a "femocrat" in the state government of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

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