41st out of 41 books — 18 voters
Separate Roads to Feminism: Black, Chicana, and White Feminist Movements in America's Second Wave
by Benita Roth
This examines the emergence of feminist movements from the Civil Rights/Black Liberation movement, the Chicano movement, and the white left in the 1960s and 1970s. The author argues that the 'second wave' was comprised of feminisms: organizationally distinct movements that influenced each other in complex ways. The making of second wave feminisms resulted from decisions th...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Cambridge University Press
(first published November 24th 2003)
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This is an informative and well-researched comparative history of the simultaneous rise of three feminist movements in the U.S. It richly catalogues the struggles unique to each group of women especially in terms of working with or separate from activist men. This is also a great work to enter into the conversation around the criticism of Second Wave feminism as exclusionary in its white upper/middle class bias.
An important sociological study of the feminist movement and how it manifested among white, black, and Chicana women. While a little hard to read in places, this book fills a significant gap in our knowledge of how the various feminisms originated.
Interesting analysis of second-wave feminism. Roth looks at the most influential New Left, Chicana, and Black feminist organizations during this era and discusses their creation, peak, and dissolution. This book gives a more in-depth analysis of movements which normally get whitewashed.