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Not My Mother's Sister: Generational Conflict and Third-Wave Feminism
by Astrid Henry
"No matter how wise a mother's advice is, we listen to our peers." At least that's writer Naomi Wolf's take on the differences between her generation of feminists--the third wave--and the feminists who came before her and developed in the late '60s and '70s--the second wave. In Not My Mother's Sister, Astrid Henry agrees with Wolf that this has been the case with American ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Indiana University Press
(first published 2004)
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I've had the pleasure of reviewing this book: Looser, Devoney. Rev. of Not My Mother’s Sister: Generational Conflict and Third-Wave Feminism, by Astrid Henry. WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly 34.3–4 (2006): 245–48. Print.
Too caught up in the idea of defined "waves." Found myself disagreeing with Henry and was often not able to pull me back into the book's argument. Worth the read, perfect if you read another "feminist" book before or after it to build a more dimensional idea of the "third-wave"
This book was nothing special. There was some interesting discussion on the different ways the various waves have approached feminist theory, especially in terms of sexuality in gender, but it was repetitive and didn't really say much.