Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Desiring Revolution Second Wave Feminism and the Rewriting of American Sexual Thought, 1920 to 1982

by Jane F. Gerhard

  • ISBN: 9780231112055
  • ISBN10: 023111205X

Desiring Revolution Second Wave Feminism and the Rewriting of American Sexual Thought, 1920 to 1982

by Jane F. Gerhard

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 06/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780231112055
  • ISBN10: 023111205X
used Add to Cart $23.60
You save: 26%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $34.40
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
Description: There was a moment in the 1970s when sex was what mattered most to feminists. White middle-class women viewed sex as central to both their oppression and their liberation. Young women started to speak and write about the clitoris, orgasm, and masturbation, and publishers and the news media jumped at the opportunity to disseminate their views. In "Desiring Revolution, " Gerhard asks why issues of sex and female pleasure came to matter so much to these "second-wave feminists." In answering this question Gerhard reveals the diverse views of sexuality within feminism and shows how the radical ideas put forward by this generation of American women was a response to attempts to define and contain female sexuality going back to the beginning of the century.
Gerhard begins by showing how the "marriage experts" of the first half of the twentieth century led people to believe that female sexuality was bound up in bearing children. Ideas about normal, white, female heterosexuality began to change, however, in the 1950s and 1960s with the widely reported, and somewhat shocking, studies of Kinsey and Masters and Johnson, whose research spoke frankly about female sexual anatomy, practices, and pleasures.
Gerhard then focuses on the sexual revolution between 1968 and 1975. Examining the work of Betty Friedan, Germaine Greer, Erica Jong, and Kate Millet, among many others, she reveals how little the diverse representatives of this movement shared other than the desire that women gain control of their own sexual destinies. Finally, Gerhard examines the divisions that opened up between anti-pornography (or "anti-sex") feminists and anti-censorship (or "pro-sex") radicals.
At once erudite andrefreshingly accessible, "Desiring Revolution" provides the first full account of the unfolding of the feminist sexual revolution.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: HPB-Movies
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$23.60
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: newlegacybooks
Location: Hackettstown, NJ
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Fast shipping and order satisfaction guaranteed. A portion of your purchase benefits charities and literacy groups!
Price:
$23.61
Comments:
Fast shipping and order satisfaction guaranteed. A portion of your purchase benefits charities and literacy groups!
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$31.98
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).