The Story of Jane

The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service

Author: Laura Kaplan

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 1524746959


Page: N.A

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An extraordinary history by one of its members, this is the first account of Jane's evolution, the conflicts within the group, and the impact its work had both on the women it helped and the members themselves. This book stands as a compelling testament to a woman's most essential freedom--control over her own body--and to the power of women helping women.

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

View: 7920

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".

Die Perlentaucherin


Author: Jeff Talarigo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442736645


Page: 235

View: 317

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

View: 1895

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.

The Moral Property of Women

A History of Birth Control Politics in America

Author: Linda Gordon

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252027642

Category: Social Science

Page: 446

View: 2201

Describes the history of birth control over the past two hundred years, identifying the controversies, politics, and reactions from people before and after the women's rights movement.

Abortion Wars

A Half Century of Struggle, 1950–2000

Author: Rickie Solinger

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520209527

Category: Social Science

Page: 413

View: 8112

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

View: 5517

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

View: 8148

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

View: 5358

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.

Niemand wird sie finden

Author: Caleb Roehrig

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641185645

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 416

View: 7083

Zwei können ein Geheimnis bewahren – wenn einer von beiden tot ist Flynns Freundin January ist verschwunden. Die Polizei vermutet ein Verbrechen und stellt Fragen, die Flynn nicht beantworten kann. Alle Augen sind auf ihn gerichtet, schließlich war – ist – er ihr Freund und sie waren in der Nacht vor ihrem Verschwinden zusammen ... Ein grausamer Mord scheint die naheliegende Erklärung zu sein. Doch die Aussagen von Mitschülern und Freunden zeichnen ein völlig fremdes Bild von dem Mädchen, das Flynn so gut zu kennen glaubte. Er muss herausfinden, was mit January geschehen ist, ohne dabei zu verraten, dass er ebenfalls ein Geheimnis hat. Vor seinen Eltern. Vor seinen Freunden. Und vor allem vor sich selbst ...

Breaking the Wave

Women, Their Organizations, and Feminism, 1945-1985

Author: Kathleen A. Laughlin,Jacqueline L. Castledine

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 268

View: 9444

"The contributors to this fine volume demonstrate the richness and depth of feminism in the past and provide a useful history for those who pursue feminist goals in the present and future."---Stephanie Gilmore, Assistant Professor and Chair, Women's and Gender Studies, Dickinson College --

Die letzten Tage der Nacht

Author: Graham Moore


ISBN: 3732539822

Category: Fiction

Page: 463

View: 6634

"Eine geniale Reise in die Vergangenheit" The Washington Post New York, 1888. Thomas Edison hat mit seiner bahnbrechenden Erfindung der Glühbirne ein Wunder gewirkt. Die Elektrizität ist geboren, die dunklen Tage der Menschheit sind Vergangenheit. Nur eine Sache steht Edison und seinem Monopol im Weg, sein Konkurrent George Westinghouse. Zwischen den beiden Männern entbrennt ein juristischer Kampf, es geht um die Milliarden-Dollar-Frage: Wer hat die Glühbirne wirklich erfunden? Und wer hat also die Macht, ein ganzes Land zu elektrifizieren? Der NEW YORK TIMES-Bestseller jetzt auf deutsch! Graham Moore, der für sein Drehbuch für den Film "Imitation Game" mit einem Oscar ausgezeichnet wurde, ist mit "Die letzten Tage der Nacht" ein packender historischer Roman gelungen, der auf wahren Ereignissen beruht.

Locating Feminist Activism

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

Author: Anne Enke

Publisher: N.A


Category: Feminism

Page: 432

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Abortion

Page: N.A

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The Problem of Abortion

Author: Susan Dwyer,Joel Feinberg

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company


Category: Philosophy

Page: 243

View: 4016

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


Category: Electronic journals

Page: N.A

View: 9573

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: 6124

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.

Killing for life

the apocalyptic narrative of pro-life politics

Author: Carol Mason

Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780801439209

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

View: 8899