By Jo Reger
Not easy the concept that feminism within the usa is lifeless or in decline, Everywhere and Nowhere examines the contours of latest feminism. via a nuanced research of 3 feminist groups, Jo Reger indicates how modern feminists react to the neighborhood surroundings at present shaping their identities, strategies, discourse, and family with different feminist generations. through relocating the research to the neighborhood point, Reger illustrates how feminism is concurrently absent from the nationwide, renowned culture--"nowhere"--and subtle into the principles of yankee culture--"everywhere." Reger addresses essentially the most debated themes relating feminists within the twenty-first century. How do modern feminists give some thought to the second-wave iteration? Has modern feminism succeeded in addressing racism and classism, and created a extra inclusive circulate? How are modern feminists facing their legacy of gender, intercourse, and sexuality in a global of fluid identification and queer politics? The solutions, she reveals, fluctuate by means of community.
Everywhere and Nowhere bargains a transparent, empirical research of the country of latest feminism whereas additionally revealing the attention-grabbing and more and more advanced improvement of community-level feminist teams within the usa.
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