This collection demonstrates the diversity of women's struggles against problems such as racism, violence, homophobia, focusing on the complex ways that gender, culture, race-ethnicity and class shape women's political consciousness in the US.

part |76 pages

Challenging Categories and Frameworks

chapter |26 pages

Whose Feminism, Whose History?

Reflections on Excavating the History of (the) U.S. Women's Movement(s)
BySherna Berger Gluck, Maylei Blackwell, Sharon Cotrell, Karen S. harper

chapter |23 pages

Women's Culture and Lesbian Feminist Activism *

A Reconsideration of Cultural Feminism
ByVerta Taylor, Leila J. Rupp

chapter |24 pages

Reconceptualizing Agency in Domestic Violence Court

ByJudith Wittner

part |91 pages

Transforming Politics

chapter |22 pages

Challenging Power

Toxic Waste Protests and the Politicization of White, Working-Class Women
ByCelene Krauss

chapter |23 pages

Producing the Battered Woman

Shelter Politics and the Power of the Feminist Voice
ByKaren Kendrick

chapter |21 pages

Navigating the Anti-Immigrant Wave

The Korean Women's Hotline and the Politics of Community
ByLisa Sun-Hee Park

part |58 pages

Networking for Change

chapter |13 pages

Latina Immigrant Women and Paid Domestic Work *

Upgrading the Occupation
ByPierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

chapter |24 pages

Class, Gender, and Resistance in the Appalachian Coalfields

ByVirginia Rinaldo Seitz

chapter |18 pages

Gender, Race, and Community Activism

Competing Strategies in the Struggle for Public Education
ByCarolyn Howe

part |95 pages

Constructing Community

chapter |18 pages

“The Community Needs to Be Built by Us”

Women Organizing in Chicago Public Housing
ByRoberta M. Feldman, Susan Stall, Patricia A. Wright

chapter |26 pages

Creating Community *

Mexican American Women in Eastside Los Angeles
ByMary Pardo

chapter |25 pages

Work, Politics, and Coalition Building

Hmong Women's Activism In a Central California Town
BySharon Bays

chapter |23 pages

Women's Community Activism

Exploring the Dynamics of Politicization and Diversity
ByNancy A. Naples