Fighting for NOW : diversity and discord in the National Organization for Women / Kelsy Kretschmer.

A new wave of feminist energy has swept the globe since 2016--from women's marches and the #MeToo movement to transwomen's inclusion and exclusion in feminism and participation in institutional politics. Amid all this, an organization declared dead or dying for thirty years--the National Organizatio...

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Main Author: Kretschmer, Kelsy (Author)
Language:English
Published: Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, [2019]
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Physical Description:xi, 180 pages ; 22 cm
Format: Book
Contents:
  • Feminist organizations: stability versus creativity?
  • Bureaucracies, boundaries, and splitting
  • Breaking at the roots: local schism in NOW
  • Sticking at the top: national factionalism and the choice to stay
  • Fracturing task forces
  • Splitting satellites: non-profit status and schism in social movements
  • Conclusion: schisms aren't always bad.