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'67 [i.e. '68], '78, '88 : from women's liberation to feminism
Sebestyen, Amanda, 1946-
Publication Information:
Bridport, Dorset : Prism Press ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Avery Publishing Group Inc., 1988.
Physical Description:
xii, 243 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
General Note:
"An Ultra Violet book."

Cover title: '68, '78, '88.
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HQ1597.A18 S58 1988 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Booklist Review

Thirty-two women share their personal insights into the women's movement in the United Kingdom over the past 20 years. This collection of essays, "mixing together first time writers with professional writers," pieces together a very special history of women who were active participants in the cause of women's rights from its beginnings in the late 1960s. The idea of a women's movement has changed over time--philosophies and goals have grown and matured as have the women who were the first to participate. The contributors reflect upon the direction the women's movement has taken and where they as women of the late 1980s now fit. An insightful guide to where women have been and where they are going. --Jane Jurgens

Publisher's Weekly Review

These 31 essays about the women's movement in the U.K.--from the first women's liberation groups in the late 1960s to the loose organizational structure of the late 1980s--preserve history as it is rarely found in textbooks. Each contribution bristles with the passion and triumph of women transforming personal discontent into an all-encompassing social vision. British freelance journalist Sebestyen offers a multiplicity of perspectives on two decades, commissioning essays from women representing Britain's range of cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. She also provides pithy introductory paragraphs to each of the book's four sections. Among the most affecting pieces is Marilyn Gayle's stunning ``Sex Doesn't Fit. Race Doesn't Fit.'' A condensed autobiography of a black woman's hopes and her frustration with the biases of the largely white, middle-class feminist movement, Gayle's entry also encapsulates the painful coming-of-age of feminism, its progress from the rhetoric of the 1960s to the hard, unglamorous and largely uncelebrated work that characterizes the movement today. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

Despite the title, this is not a history of the women's liberation movement in the United Kingdom--at least, not in the traditional sense. Rather, it is a series of 32 personal ``snapshots'' of the movement and the time period, and some essays are more successful than others. Political events and sociocultural themes are described within the context of their impact on individuals, i.e., how women thought of themselves, how others viewed women as a group, and how an event or the passage of time changed these conceptions. Public libraries may find a place for this.-- Frada L. Mozenter, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte Lib. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.