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The Resource They didn't see us coming : the hidden history of feminism in the nineties, Lisa Levenstein

They didn't see us coming : the hidden history of feminism in the nineties, Lisa Levenstein

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They didn't see us coming : the hidden history of feminism in the nineties
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They didn't see us coming
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the hidden history of feminism in the nineties
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Lisa Levenstein
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They did not see us coming
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the hidden history of feminism in the nineties
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eng
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"On January 21, 2017, massive demonstrations in Washington DC and sister marches held in over 600 American cities drew crowds of over four million people. Popularly called "The Women's March," it became the largest single-day protest in American history. The feminism that shaped the consciousness of millions in 2017 had distinct roots in the 1990s. In They Didn't See Us Coming, historian Lisa Levenstein argues we have missed much of the past quarter century of the women's movement because the conventional wisdom is that the '90s was the moment when the movement splintered into competing factions. But by showcasing voices and stories long overlooked by popular culture and scholars, They Didn't See Us Coming shows that this decade was actually a time of intense and international coalition building. This activism centered around the growing influence of women of color, women with disabilities, women from the global South, and people of ranging gender expressions and identities. Together, they built a movement from the margins. Exclusion sparked action. Moments like the 1995 Beijing Women's Conference, whose major players included Betty Friedan and Bella Abzug and where Hillary Clinton famously declared, "Women's rights are human rights," were also stages for less-remembered but no less important calls to action. Wheelchair riders staged a "crawl in" protest when a panel on disabilities was held on the third floor of a building with no elevator-a consciousness-raising moment that informed much of the work around disabilities for the remainder of the decade. Meanwhile, new tools like e-mail, listservs, and discussion boards brought people with common purpose into instant contact; activists working on campuses and in culture, like Riot Grrls and Guerilla Girls, organized in ad hoc and less visible ways, without figureheads but with clarity of purpose. All this work reveals a thriving (but changing) women's movement. A necessary and fresh understanding of a transformative period in the history of American and international feminism, They Didn't See Us Coming also offers an urgent road map for thinking about organizing today and continuing to build on the work of these extraordinary activists"--
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10902009
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Levenstein, Lisa
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305.420973/0904
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non fiction
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They didn't see us coming : the hidden history of feminism in the nineties, Lisa Levenstein
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-281) and index
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25 cm
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First edition.
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vii, 295 pages
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9780465095285
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(hb)
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2019040903
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They didn't see us coming : the hidden history of feminism in the nineties, Lisa Levenstein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-281) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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25 cm
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First edition.
Extent
vii, 295 pages
Isbn
9780465095285
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(hb)
Lccn
2019040903
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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  • 2019040903
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