The Feminist Memoir Project: Voices from Women's Liberation

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Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Ann Snitow
Rutgers University Press, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 531 pages
The women of The Feminist Memoir Project give voice to the spirit, the drive, and the claims of the Women's Liberation Movement they helped shape, beginning in the late 1960s. These thirty-two writers were among the thousands to jump-start feminism in the late twentieth century. Here, in pieces that are passionate, personal, critical, and witty, they describe what it felt like to make history, to live through and contribute to the massive social movement that transformed the nation. What made these particular women rebel? And what experiences, ideas, feelings, and beliefs shaped their activism? How did they maintain the will and energy to keep such a struggle going for so long, and continuing still? Memoirs and responses by Kate Millett, Vivian Gornick, Michele Wallace, Alix Kates Shulman, Joan Nestle, Jo Freeman, Yvonne Rainer, Barbara Smith, Ellen Willis, Eve Ensler, Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Roxanne Dunbar, Naomi Weisstein, Alice Wolfson and many more embody the excitement that fueled the movement and the conflicts that threatened it from within. Their stories trace the ways the world has changed.Rachel Blau DuPlessis is a professor of English and women's studies at Temple University and lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ann Snitow is a professor of literature and gender studies at The New School for Social Research and lives in New York City.
 

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This is a collection of memoirs from the second wave of American feminism. There are different perspectives of the priorities of the movement, and paints a vivid picture of the times. Most of the ... Read full review

Contents

Amy Kesselman with Heather Booth Vivian Rothstein
25
Barbard W Emerson
54
Dand Densmore
71
Roxanne Dunbar
90
Elizabeth Betita Martinez
115
Barbara Epstein
124
Anselmo DellOlio
149
Jo Freeman
171
Nddine Taub
304
Priscilla Long
324
Jodn Nestle
338
Nancy Spero
362
Barbara Omold
377
Minne Bruce Prott
409
Michele Wallace
426
Yvonne Rainer
443

Carol Honisch
197
Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall
208
Barbqrd Winslow
225
Lourdes Benerid
249
Alice J Wolfson
268
Alix Kates Shulmon
284
Some Responses a note from RBD and AS
467
Barbqrd Smith
477
Kate Millett
493
Notes on Contributors
513
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Rachel Blau DuPlessis is a professor of English and women's studies at Temple University and lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Ann Snitow is a professor of literature and gender studies at The New School for Social Research and lives in New York City.

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