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ISBN-10: 0822353903
ISBN-13: 9780822353904
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publish Date: 06/05/2013
Dimensions: 9.20" L, 6.10" W, 0.90" H

Feeling Women’s Liberation

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The term women’s liberation remains charged and divisive decades after it first entered political and cultural discourse around 1970. In Feeling Women’s Liberation, Victoria Hesford mines the archive of that highly contested era to reassess how it has been represented and remembered. Hesford refocuses debates about the movement’s history and influence. Rather than interpreting women’s liberation in terms of success or failure, she approaches the movement as a range of rhetorical strategies that were used to persuade and enact a new political constituency and, ultimately, to bring a new world into being. Hesford focuses on rhetoric, tracking the production and deployment of particular phrases and figures in both the mainstream press and movement writings, including the work of Kate Millett. She charts the emergence of the feminist-as-lesbian as a persistent “image-memory” of women’s liberation, and she demonstrates how the trope has obscured the complexity of the women’s movement and its lasting impact on feminism.

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"Feeling Women's Liberation is a major contribution to understanding second-wave feminism as both a historical event and an ongoing political project. With this engaging and necessary book, Victoria Hesford is working at the forefront of the critical reassessment of the history of the women's movement of the 1970s."–Robyn Wiegman, author of Object Lessons
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Details

ISBN-10: 0822353903
ISBN-13: 9780822353904
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publish Date: 06/05/2013
Dimensions: 9.20" L, 6.10" W, 0.90" H
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