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From Personal to PoliticalJoAnna Wall
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From Personal to Political

How Women and Feminism Created Social Change (First Edition)
JoAnna Wall

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-5165-0057-4, 168 pages

©2016

Description
From Personal to Political: How Women and Feminism Created Social Change is dedicated to the second and third waves of feminism. The selected readings explore how these movements prompted social changes and highlight the outcomes of those changes. The book also gives readers valuable insight into many lesser-known aspects of the feminist movement including domestic violence coalitions, sexual assault awareness, African-American feminist movements, and race relations.

The book discusses how feminist movements were organized and maintained. It addresses activism among women of color and the interplay between the feminist and civil rights movements. It examines how activism helped change laws regarding rape and domestic violence and supported the formation of battered women's shelters. It explores art as a form of political speech and explains how women artists moved beyond the limits of work considered gender-appropriate.

From Personal to Political: How Women and Feminism Created Social Change helps students understand how feminism successfully turned the formerly personal into the political. The book is an excellent choice for classes in women's and gender studies, particularly those focusing on feminist movements as change agents.

Biography
JoAnna Wall earned both her juris doctorate and her master's degree in library and information science at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. She is now a lecturer in women's and gender studies at the university, where she teaches courses in women and the law, gender and international human rights law, divorce law, and the impact of women on social change.