The Story of Jane

The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service

Author: Laura Kaplan

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226424217

Category: Law

Page: 314

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"In the four years before the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, most women determined to get abortions had to subject themselves to the power of illegal, unregulated abortionists...But a Chicago woman who happened to stumble across a secret organization code-named 'Jane' had an alternative. Laura Kaplan, who joined Jane in 1971, has pieced together the histories of the anonymous (here identified only by pseudonyms), average-sounding women who transformed themselves into outlaws."—Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Story of Jane is a piece of women's history in step with feminist theory demanding that women tell their own stories. It serves to remind people of an important and often overlooked moment in the women's rights movement."—Seattle Weekly "Laura Kaplan's The Story of Jane is the first book to chronicle this controversial sliver of history, and it is a fascinating, if partisan, close-up of the group."—Newsday "[Kaplan] draws on her personal recollections and interviews with Jane members and clients and the doctors who performed the abortions to provide a well-written, detailed history of this radical group."—Publisher's Weekly "Weaving together the voices and memories of her former co-workers, Kaplan recounts how the group initially focused on counseling women and helping them find reliable, reasonably priced doctors....Kaplan's account of this remarkable story recaptures the political idealism of the early '70s...23 years after Roe vs. Wade, the issues and memories raised by the books are close and all too relevant."—K Kaufmann, San Francisco Chronicle "Laura Kaplan's The Story of Jane is the first book to chronicle this controversial sliver of history, and it is a fascinating, if partisan, close-up of the group....The Story of Jane succeeds on the steam of Kaplan's gripping subject and her moving belief in the power of small-scale change."—Cynthia Leive, New York Newsday "During the four years before the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion in 1973, the 100 members of Jane helped some 11,000 women end their pregnancies....There is more in this remarkable book that will further raise eyebrows....Kaplan's engrossing tales of the quiet courage of the women who risked their reputations and freedom to help others may remind many readers of other kinds of outlaws who have resisted tyranny throughout history."—Chicago Sun-Times

Wert der Familie

Ehescheidung, Frauenarbeit und Reproduktion in den USA des 20. Jahrhunderts

Author: Isabel Heinemann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110463695

Category: History

Page: 550

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Die Analyse von Normveränderungen auf dem Feld der Familienwerte eignet sich besonders gut, um zu einem breiteren Verständnis gesellschaftlichen Wandels zu gelangen. Dies liegt erstens daran, dass die Familie während des gesamten 20. Jahrhunderts als wichtigste Mikroeinheit der Gesellschaft nach dem Individuum und als zentrale Instanz der Wertevermittlung an die nächste Generation galt. Öffentliche Debatten um die Familie, ihre Strukturen und ihre Werte unterstreichen stets deren Bedeutung für die Gesellschaft. Zweitens entfaltete das Familienideal der weißen „Middle Class" im 20. Jahrhundert eine prägende Wirkung für alle US-Amerikaner/innen. Es diente als Projektionsfläche von Integrations- und Aufstiegshoffnungen, inspirierte aber auch Diversifizierungs- und Abgrenzungsstrategien. Quellen der Studie sind insbesondere die nationale Tages- und Wochenpresse, Grundsatzentscheide des Supreme-Court und ihre Begründungen, Statements von Präsidenten und ihrer Stäbe, Ratgeber-Literatur und zeitgenössische wissenschaftliche Publikationen sowie Veröffentlichungen religiöser Organisationen und sozialer Bewegungen. Als zentrale Untersuchungsachsen dienen die Kategorien „Race, Class, and Gender" sowie die Frage nach der Gültigkeit des sozialwissenschaftlichen Postulats eines „Wertewandels".

Constructive Feminism

Women's Spaces and Women's Rights in the American City

Author: Daphne Spain

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501704125

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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In Constructive Feminism, Daphne Spain examines the deliberate and unintended spatial consequences of feminism's second wave, a social movement dedicated to reconfiguring power relations between women and men. Placing the women's movement of the 1970s in the context of other social movements that have changed the use of urban space, Spain argues that reform feminists used the legal system to end the mandatory segregation of women and men in public institutions, while radical activists created small-scale places that gave women the confidence to claim their rights to the public sphere. Women’s centers, bookstores, health clinics, and domestic violence shelters established feminist places for women’s liberation in Boston, Los Angeles, and many other cities. Unable to afford their own buildings, radicals adapted existing structures to serve as women’s centers that fostered autonomy, health clinics that promoted reproductive rights, bookstores that connected women to feminist thought, and domestic violence shelters that protected their bodily integrity. Legal equal opportunity reforms and daily practices of liberation enhanced women’s choices in education and occupations. Once the majority of wives and mothers had joined the labor force, by the mid-1980s, new buildings began to emerge that substituted for the unpaid domestic tasks once performed in the home. Fast food franchises, childcare facilities, adult day centers, and hospices were among the inadvertent spatial consequences of the second wave.

Breaking the Wave: Women, Their Organizations, and Feminism, 1945–1985

Author: Kathleen A. Laughlin,Jacqueline Castledine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136909222

Category: History

Page: 280

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Breaking the Wave is the first anthology of original essays by both younger and established scholars that takes a long view of feminist activism by systematically examining the dynamics of movement persistence during moments of reaction and backlash. Ranging from the "civic feminism" of white middle-class organizers and the "womanism" of Harlem consumers in the immediate postwar period, to the utopian feminism of Massachusetts lesbian softball league founders and environmentally minded feminists in the 1970s and 1980s, Breaking the Wave documents a continuity of activism in both national and local organizing that creates a new discussion, and a new paradigm, for twentieth century women’s history. Contributors: Jacqueline L. Castledine, Susan K. Freeman, Julie A. Gallagher, Marcia Gallo, Sally J. Kenney, Rebecca M. Kluchin, Kathleen A. Laughlin, Lanethea Mathews, Catherine E. Rymph, Julia Sandy-Bailey, Jennifer A. Stevens, Janet Weaver, and Leandra Zarnow.

Abortion Wars

A Half Century of Struggle, 1950–2000

Author: Rickie Solinger

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520209527

Category: Social Science

Page: 413

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A "pro-rights" collection of essays by abortion providers, journalists, legal strategists, and philosophers includes a timeline of events from 1940 to the present

Chapters of the Heart

Jewish Women Sharing the Torah of Our Lives

Author: Sue Elwell,Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630870293

Category: Religion

Page: 226

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Chapters of the Heart: Jewish Women Sharing the Torah of Our Lives invites readers into the lives of twenty women for whom Jewish language and texts provide a lens for understanding their experiences. The authors don't just use religious words (texts, theologies, or liturgies) like a cookbook. Instead they serve readers something closer to a real meal, prepared with love and intention. Each essay shares one piece of its writer's heart, one chapter of experience as refracted through the author's particular Jewish optic. The authors write about being daughters, mothers, sisters, partners, lovers, and friends. They share their experiences of parenting, infertility, and abortion. One describes accompanying her young husband through his life-threatening illness. Another tells of her daughter's struggle with an eating disorder. Still another reflects on long decline of a parent with Alzheimer's. All these writers wrestle with Jewish texts while growing as rabbis, as feminists, and as interfaith leaders. They open their hearts and minds, telling when Jewish tradition has helped make meaning and, on occasion, when it has come up empty. The results are sometimes inspiring, sometimes provocative. Readers will find new insights into God, into Judaism, and into themselves.

Mobilizing New York

AIDS, Antipoverty, and Feminist Activism

Author: Tamar W. Carroll

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 146961989X

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Examining three interconnected case studies, Tamar Carroll powerfully demonstrates the ability of grassroots community activism to bridge racial and cultural differences and effect social change. Drawing on a rich array of oral histories, archival records, newspapers, films, and photographs from post–World War II New York City, Carroll shows how poor people transformed the antipoverty organization Mobilization for Youth and shaped the subsequent War on Poverty. Highlighting the little-known National Congress of Neighborhood Women, she reveals the significant participation of working-class white ethnic women and women of color in New York City's feminist activism. Finally, Carroll traces the partnership between the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) and Women's Health Action Mobilization (WHAM!), showing how gay men and feminists collaborated to create a supportive community for those affected by the AIDS epidemic, to improve health care, and to oppose homophobia and misogyny during the culture wars of the 1980s and 1990s. Carroll contends that social policies that encourage the political mobilization of marginalized groups and foster coalitions across identity differences are the most effective means of solving social problems and realizing democracy.

Many Minds, One Heart

SNCC's Dream for a New America

Author: Wesley C. Hogan

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807867896

Category: History

Page: 480

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How did the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee break open the caste system in the American South between 1960 and 1965? In this innovative study, Wesley Hogan explores what SNCC accomplished and, more important, how it fostered significant social change in such a short time. She offers new insights into the internal dynamics of SNCC as well as the workings of the larger civil rights and Black Power movement of which it was a part. As Hogan chronicles, the members of SNCC created some of the civil rights movement's boldest experiments in freedom, including the sit-ins of 1960, the rejuvenated Freedom Rides of 1961, and grassroots democracy projects in Georgia and Mississippi. She highlights several key players--including Charles Sherrod, Bob Moses, and Fannie Lou Hamer--as innovators of grassroots activism and democratic practice. Breaking new ground, Hogan shows how SNCC laid the foundation for the emergence of the New Left and created new definitions of political leadership during the civil rights and Vietnam eras. She traces the ways other social movements--such as Black Power, women's liberation, and the antiwar movement--adapted practices developed within SNCC to apply to their particular causes. Many Minds, One Heart ultimately reframes the movement and asks us to look anew at where America stands on justice and equality today.

My Life on the Road

Author: Gloria Steinem

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641201314

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Sie ist klug, elegant und charmant. Eine Kämpferin mit Leidenschaft und Stil. Ein Vorbild für Frauen seit fünf Jahrzehnten. Hillary Clinton verehrt sie genauso wie die Schauspielerin Emma Watson. Lange vor Facebook-Chefin Sheryl Sandberg hat Gloria Steinem Frauen den Glauben an sich selbst gegeben. Sie hat provoziert, Mut gemacht und alte Rollenbilder über den Haufen geworfen. Auch heute noch, mit über achtzig Jahren, ist Gloria Steinem ein Star, der Frauen jeder Generation begeistert. In MY LIFE ON THE ROAD erzählt Steinem von einem rastlosen Leben, ausgefüllt mit Reisen und unvergesslichen Begegnungen. Schon als Kind, als Tochter eines durch die Lande tingelnden Antiquitätenhändlers aus Toledo, Ohio, war ihr eines klar geworden: Man braucht nicht unbedingt einen geografischen Anker im Leben, dafür aber ein klares Ziel vor Augen.

Meine geliebte Welt

Author: Sonia Sotomayor

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406659489

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 349

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Aufgewachsen in der Bronx, Puertoricanerin, die Kindheit prekär, der Vater Alkoholiker, die Mutter überfordert – Sonia Sotomayor war es nicht gerade in die Wiege gelegt, eines Tages Richterin am höchsten Gericht der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika zu werden. Mit einem großen Herzen und viel Humor erzählt diese Ausnahmefrau von ihrem Weg, aber nicht um sich dabei auf die Schulter zu klopfen, sondern um anderen Menschen mit ihrer eigenen Geschichte Mut zu machen. Ein hinreißendes, ansteckendes Buch über das Trotzdem und über die – wirklich wichtigen – Dinge des Lebens. „’Nach der Lektüre werden mich die Leser nach menschlichen Kriterien beurteilen’, schreibt Sonia Sotomayor. Wir, die wir in diesem Fall die Jury sind, finden sie einfach unwiderstehlich.“ Washingtonian „Überwältigende und stark geschriebene Memoiren zum Thema Identität und Persönlichkeitsfindung ... Offenherzig, scharf beobachtet und vor allem tief empfunden.“ The New York Times „Eine Frau, die weiß, wo sie herkommt und die die Kraft hat, uns dorthin mitzunehmen.“ The New York Times Book Review

Locating Feminist Activism

Women's Movement and Public Geographies, Minneapolis-St. Paul, 1968-1980

Author: Anne Enke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Feminism

Page: 432

View: 2399

Conscience

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Abortion

Page: N.A

View: 1124

The Problem of Abortion

Author: Susan Dwyer,Joel Feinberg

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 243

View: 1465

Appropriate for Contemporary Moral Problems, Introduction to Moral Philosophy, Introduction to Women's Studies, Women and the Law, Feminist Legal Theory, Applied Ethics, and Bioethics in Philosophy, Womens Studies, and law schools/ departments at all levels. This reader is an up-to-date anthology of the full range of views on abortion. The strongest and best-argued pieces have been selected from the entire spectrum of opinion. It contains classic philosophical papers as well as several new treatments.

NWSA Journal

A Publication of the National Women's Studies Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electronic journals

Page: N.A

View: 1676

Our Bodies, Ourselves for the New Century

A Book by and for Women

Author: N.A

Publisher: Touchstone Books

ISBN: 9780684842318

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 780

View: 2403

The first major revision of the 1984 classic guide to women's health includes information on such topics as breast cancer treatment options, preventing and living with AIDS, and new developments in contraception and reproductive technology. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

Zeiten des Aufruhrs

Roman

Author: Richard Yates

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641129958

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9379

Hinter der pastellfarbenen Fassade der amerikanischen Vorstadthäuser an der »Revolutionary Road« lebt das junge Ehepaar Wheeler genau das Leben, das es niemals gewollt hat: zwei Kinder, die einfältigen Nachbarn, Franks sinnentleerte Tätigkeit in einem Großraumbüro. April, eine mäßig begabte Schauspielerin, träumt von einem Dasein fernab der Gewöhnlichkeit – von einem Künstlerleben in Paris. Doch ohne es zu merken rutschen April und Frank und immer tiefer und tiefer in die Spießbürgerlichkeit ab.

Killing for life

the apocalyptic narrative of pro-life politics

Author: Carol Mason

Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780801439209

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

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