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American women activists and autobiography, rhetorical lives, Heather Ostman

"American Women Activists and Autobiography examines the feminist rhetorics that emerge in six very different activists' autobiographies, as they simultaneously tell the stories of unconventional women's lives and manifest the authors' arguments for social and political change, as well as provide blueprints for creating tectonic shifts in American society. Exploring self-narratives by six diverse women at the forefront of radical social change since 1900 - Jane Addams, Ida B. Wells, Emma Goldman, Dorothy Day, Angela Davis, Mary Crow Dog, and Betty Friedan - the author offers a breadth of perspectives to current dialogues on motherhood, essentialism, race, class, and feminism, and highlights the shifts in situated feminist rhetorics through the course of the last one hundred years. This book will be a timely instructional resource for all scholars and graduate students in rhetorical studies, composition, American literature, women studies, feminist rhetorics, and social justice"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: American Women Activists and Autobiography: Rhetorical Lives -- 1. The Progressive Cassandra: Rhetoric in Jane Addams's Twenty Years at Hull-House -- 2. Anarchism and the Rhetoric of Womanhood: Emma Goldman's Living My Life -- 3. Dorothy Day and the Rhetoric of Paradox -- 4. Angela Davis: An Autobiography and the Rhetoric of Race Consciousness -- 5. Rhetorical Sovereignty and the Gendered Body in Mary Crow Dog's Lakota Woman -- 6. Betty Friedan's Life So Far and New Activist Paradigms -- Bibliography -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (193 pages)
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