Finding Feminism: Millennial Activists and the Unfinished Gender Revolution


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New York University Press
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6.0 X 8.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Alison Dahl Crossley is the Associate Director of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. She received her PhD in Sociology with an emphasis in Feminist Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


"Finally, we have a book that takes an inside look at the importance of feminism to todays college women. Drawing on the stories of college womens participation in feminist activism in three different regions of the U.S., Finding Feminism shatters the popular myth that feminism is no longer a significant force in the lives of younger women. Impeccably researched, analytically astute, and provocatively written, Crossleys book paints a rich portrait of the myriad forms of feminist activism that college women are using to transform identities, communities, and the gender codes of society. Its findings provide insight into current state of feminism and the social movement processes that explain its persistence."--Verta Taylor, coauthor of Survival in the Doldrums and the Oxford Handbook of Women's Activism
"Starting with a brief look at some of the facets that make up modern feminism, the book delves into what feminism is to millenials...[A]n enjoyable read."--Foreword Reviews
"Crossleys waveless conception of college students feminism stands out as an important analytical achievement. It makes space for imagining colleges as institutional abeyance structures with dynamic developmental properties where college students find and (re)form their notions of feminist thought and action by participating in their collegiate environments."--American Journal of Sociology
"The voices of her interview subjects add much lively description about life as a young feminist at these schools."--Publishers Weekly
"Dire pronouncements declaring the 'death of feminism' or the 'stalled gender revolution' are popular fare these days. But what these pronouncements almost always lack is systematic data in support of the claim.That's what makes Finding Feminism such a welcome, and unique, contribution to the literature.Based on extensive survey and interview data, Crossley has given us an invaluable and nuanced portrait of the varieties of feminism to be found on today's college campuses."--Doug McAdam, author of Deeply Divided: Racial Politics and Social Movements in Postwar America
"Welcome to waveless feminism! As Crossleys study of campus feminism suggests, the river is a better metaphor for how womens movement activism shifts course and encounters turbulence as it moves through historically changing contexts. This book provides examples of innovation and organization that in a rapidly changed political scene will remain timely and helpful."--Myra Marx Ferree, author of Varieties of Feminism: German Gender Politics in Global Perspective
"Finding Feminism embraces queer women and argues that feminism does not occur in waves . . . Crossleys concept of waveless feminism very well may help us move beyond the stalled gender revolution."--Curve Magazine