Califia Women

Califia Women

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Launched in 1975, the Califia Community organized activist educational camps and other programs in southern California until its dissolution in 1987. An alternative to mainstream academiaa€™s attempts to tie feminism to university courses, Califia blended aspects of feminism that spanned the labels a€œsecond wavea€ and a€œradical, a€ attracting women from a range of gender expressions, sexual orientations, class backgrounds, and races or ethnicities. Califia Women captures the history of the organization through oral history interviews, archives, and other forms of primary research. The result is a lens for re-reading trends in feminist and social justice activism of the time period, contextualized against a growing conservative backlash. Throughout each chapter, readers learn about the triumphs and frictions feminists encountered as they attempted to build on the achievements of the postwar Civil Rights movement. With its backdrop of southern California, the book emphasizes a region that has often been overlooked in studies of East Coast or San Francisco Baya€“area activism. Califia Women also counters the notions that radical and lesbian feminists were unwilling to address intersectional identities generally and that they withdrew from political activism after 1975. Instead, the Califia Community shows evidence that these and other feminists intentionally created an educational forum that embraced oppositional consciousness and sought to serve a variety of women, including radical Christian reformers, Wiccans, scholars of color, and GLBT activists.New York: Quadrangle Books, 1971. Hollibaugh ... New York: The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2000. Hull, Gloria T., Patricia Bell Scott, and Barbara Smith. All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, but Some of Us Are Brave: Black Womena#39;s Studies. ... Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2005. i. ... Womena#39;s Studies for the Future: Foundations, Interrogations, Politics.

Title:Califia Women
Author:Clark A. Pomerleau
Publisher:University of Texas Press - 2013-12-01


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