Womanhoods and Equality in the United States explores how the idea of equality has evolved along with the debates that have animated contemporary American women’s history.

This book argues that “womanhood” is neither a unified concept nor a monolithic experience but rather a multifaceted notion. This collection thus looks at this plural dimension of womanhood—womanhoods—with a special focus on equality as a common goal. The authors question what equality means depending on many factors such as race, class, sexuality, education, marital or parental status, physical appearance, and political orientation, and address timely issues including abortion rights, Black womanhood, and sexual violence on college campuses.

Womanhoods and Equality in the United States is an essential resource for academics and students in gender studies, American sociocultural history, and the sociology of social movements.

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  • Titre : Womanhoods and Equality in the United States-20th-21st Century Perspectives
  • Auteur : Christen Bryson, Anne Légier, Amélie Ribieras (sous la direction de)
  • Éditeur : Routledge
  • Date de publication : 2024
  • Nombre de pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0199535728
  • Prix : 47,06 €


Part I: Fashioning and Refashioning Womanhoods

1.       Echoes of Womanhood: Listening to Women’s Voices on the Radio

Anais Le Fèvre-Berthelot

2.       Women’s Magazines and Fashion Magazines as (Re)Sources for (De)Constructing Womanhood: Working on Femininity, from Producers to Readers to Researchers

Alice Morin

3.       The Right to Be Beautiful: Annie Malone, Beauty Culture, and New Negro Womanhood

Néfertiti Ngoupande-Nah

Part II: Violence and Womanhood

4.       The Paradox of Violent Women in the U.S. Antiabortion Movement

Karissa Haugeberg

5.       Gender-Based and State Violence from Central America to the U.S./Mexico Border: From Invisibility to Visibility

Cléa Fortuné

6.       Title IX: Fighting Sexual Violence on U.S. College Campuses by Reframing it as Sex Discrimination

Soukayna Mniaï

Part III: Womanhood: Sites of Debate and Negotiation

7.       “Just a Housewife”: Reassessing Feminist Portrayals of the American Housewife in the 1960s and 1970s

Christen Bryson

8.       Legal Frames, Scientific “Expertise,” and Abortion Debates in the United States

Michael Stambolis-Ruhstorfer