From Personal to Political

How Women and Feminism Created Social Change (Second Edition)
JoAnna Wall
©2019, 186 pages

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    From Personal to Political: How Women and Feminism Created Social Change is dedicated to the second, third, and fourth 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 current movements occurring throughout the country.

    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 shape laws regarding rape and domestic violence and supported the formation of battered women's shelters. The book also explores creative forms of activism, including art, music, graffiti, and writings as a form of social change.

    Featuring updated images and information, From Personal to Political helps readers understand how feminism successfully turned the formerly personal into the political. It is an excellent choice for courses in women's and gender studies, particularly those focusing on feminist movements as change agents.

    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.
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