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Feminism in the United States

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Feminists on this site:

Linda Martin Alcoff

Sandra Bartky

Debra Bergoffen

Susan Bordo

Claudia Card

Drucilla Cornell

Mary Daly

Jean Bethke Elshtain

Nancy Fraser

Marilyn Friedman

Martha E. Gimenez

Nancy Hardesty

Sandra Harding

Rosemary Hennessy

Carter Heyward

Alison Jaggar

Eva Feder Kittay

Teresa deLauretis

Carole Levin

Laura Levitt

Helen Longino

Catharine MacKinnon

Linda Lopez McAlister

Kelly Oliver

Adrian Piper

Avital Ronell

Kathleen Staudt

Rosemarie Tong

Ewa Ziarek

Feminists on other sites:

Judith Butler

Andrea Dworkin

Donna Haraway

Peggy Kamuf

Cindy Sherman

Laurie Shrage

Internet Sites:

You can reach the National Organization for Women (NOW) here.

You can reach the Feminist Majority Foundation here.

The Girl Scouts of the USA can be reached here.

You can access Feminista!, the online journal of feminist contruction here.

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Equality Now is an international human rights organization working for the protection and promotion of women around the world. Their Women's Action Network is comprised of nearly 4000 groups and individual activists in over 100 countries. All of their Women's Actions can be seen on their website, which is in French, English, Spanish and Arabic. You can access this site here. For more information, you can email Equality Now here.

Ud. puede accessar Fempress, un red de comunicación alternativa de la mujer, aquí.


      This page includes information on different aspects of feminism in the United States. You can select a specific ethnic group in the right-hand column, or one of these fields: Aesthetics, Economics, Literature, History, Politics, Psychology, and Religion.



      Canning, Charlotte. Feminist Theaters in the U.S.A.: Staging Women's Experience. Routledge, 1996.

      Chicago, Judy. Beyond the Flower: The Autobiography of a Feminist Artist. Penguin USA, 1996.

      Jenefsky, Cindy and Ann Russo. Without Apology: Andrea Dworkin's Art and Politics. Westview Press, 1997.

      Jones, Amelia and Laura Cottingham, ed. Sexual Politics: Judy Chicago's Dinner Party in Feminist Art History. Univ. of California Press, 1996.

      Lee, Gia B. Revisions of Feminism: An Analysis of Contemporary Film and Video Directed by Asian American Women. 1992.

      Lippard, Lucy. The Pink Glass Swan: Selected Essays on Feminist Art. New Press, 1995.

      Piper, Adrian. Out of Order, Out of Sight. MIT Press, 1996.

        Volume I: Selected Writings in Meta-Art, 1968-1992.

        Volume II: Selected Writings in Art Criticism, 1967-1992.

      Staiger, Janet. Bad Women: Regulating Sexuality in Early American Cinema. Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1995.


      Blum, Linda M. Between Feminism and Labor: The Significance of the Comparable Worth Movement. Univ. of California Press, 1991.


      Cain, William E., ed. Making Feminist History: The Literary Scholarship of Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar. 1994.

      Gatlin, Rochelle. American Women Since 1945. Univ. Press of Mississippi., 1987.

      Goldsmith, Barbara. Other Powers: The Age of Suffrage, Spiritualism, andt he Scandalous Victoria Woodhull. Harper Perennial, 1999.

      Hennessee, Judith Adler. Betty Friedan: Her Life. Random House, 1999.

      Horowitz, Daniel. Betty Friedan: And the Making of the Feminine Mystique: The American Left, the Cold War, and Modern Feminism.Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 1998.

      Kauffman, Linda S., ed. American Feminist Thought at Century's End: A Reader. Blackwell Pub., 1993.

      Lerner, Gerda. The Female Experience: An American Documentary. Oxford Univ. Press, 1991.

      Linden-Ward, Blanche. American Women in the 1960s: Changing the Future. Twayne Pub., 1993.

      Matteo, Sherri, ed. American Women in the Nineties: Today's Critical Issues. Northeastern Univ. Press, 1993.

      Mettler, Suzanne. Dividing Citizens: Gender and Federalism in New Deal Public Policy. Cornell University Press, 1998.


      Bowlby, Rachel. Feminist Destinations and Further Essays on Virginia Woolf. Edinburgh Univ. Press, 1997.

      Burke, Sally. American Feminist Playwrights: A Critical History. Twayne Pub., 1996.

      Carlin, Deborah. Cather, Canon, and the Politics of Reading. Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 1992.

      Doherty, Patricia. Marge Piercy: An Annotated Bibliography. Greenwood Pub. Group, 1997.

      Freedman, Diane P. An Alchemy of Genres: Cross-Genre Writing by American Feminist Poet-Critics. Univ. Press of Virginia, 1992.

      Lauret, Maria. Liberating Literature: Feminist Fiction in America. 1994.

      Markey, Janice. A New Tradition? The Poetry of Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and Adrienne Rich: A Study of Feminism and Poetry. 1988.

      Payant, Katherine B. Becoming and Bonding: Contemporary Feminism and Popular Fiction by American Women Writers. Greenwood Pub. Group, 1993.

      Sakelliou-Schultz, Liana. Feminist Criticism of American Women Poets: An Annotated Bibliography, 1975-1993.

      Showalter, Elaine. Sister's Choice: Traditions and Change in American Women's Writing. Oxford Univ. Press, 1991.

      Templeton, Alice. The Dream and the Dialogue: Adrienne Rich's Feminist Poetics. Univ. of Tennessee Press, 1994

      Zwarg, Christina. Feminist Conversations: Fuller, Emerson, and the Play of Reading. Cornell Univ. Press, 1995.


      Butler, Judith and Joan W. Scott, ed. Feminists Theorize the Political. Routledge, 1992.

      Butler, Judith and M. MacGrogan, ed. Erotic Welfare: Sexual Theory and Politics in the Age of Epidemic. Routledge, 1993.

      Collins, Patricia Hill. Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment. Unwin Hyman, 1991.

      Dahlerup, Drude, ed. The New Women's Movement: Feminism and Political Power in Europe and the USA. Sage, 1986.

      Fowlkes, Diane L. White Political Women: Paths from Privilege to Empowerment. Univ. of Tennessee Press, 1992.

      Gordon, Vivian Verdell. Black Women, Feminism, and Black Liberation: Which Way? Third World Press, 1991.

      Hirschmann, Nancy J. and Christine DiStefano, ed. Revisioning the Political: Feminist Reconstructions of Traditional Concepts in Western Political Theory.

      Jaggar, Alison, ed. Feminist Politics and Human Nature. Rowman and Littlefield, 1983.

      Jaggar, Alison, James P. Sterba, Milton Fisk, William A. Galston, Carol C. Gould, Tibor Machan and Robert Solomon. Morality and Social Justice: Point Counterpoint, Lanham, MD and London, UK: Rowman and Littlefield, 1995.

      Jenefsky, Cindy and Ann Russo. Without Apology: Andrea Dworkin's Art and Politics. Westview Press, 1997.

      Jensen, Pamela Grande, ed. Finding a New Feminism: Rethinking the Woman Question for Liberal Democracy. Rowman and Littlefield, 1996.

      Kaplan, Temma. Crazy for Democracy: Women in Grassroots Movements. Routledge, 1997.

      King, Katie. Theory in Its Feminist Travels: Conversations in U.S. Women's Movements. Indiana Univ. Press, 1994.

      Marshall, Catherine, ed. Feminist Critical Policy Analysis. Falmer Press, 1997.

      Matthews, Donald G. and Jane S. DeHart. Sex, Gender, and the Politics of ERA: A State and the Nation. 1990.

      Pateman, Carole. The Disorder of Women: Democracy, Feminism and Political Theory. Stanford Univ. Press, 1989.

      Pateman, Carole. Participation and Democratic Theory. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1970.

      Staudt, Kathleen. Free Trade? Informal Economies at the U.S.-Mexico Border. Temple University Press, 1998.

      Young, Iris Marion. Intersecting Voices: Dilemmas of Gender, Political Philosophy, and Policy. Princeton, 1998.

      Young, Iris Marion. Justice and the Politics of Difference. Princeton, 1998.

      Zack, Naomi, ed. American Mixed Race: The Culture of Microdiversity. Rowman and Littlefield, 1995.

      Zack, Naomi, Crispin Sartwell and Laurie Shrage, ed. Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality: The Big Questions. Blackwell, 1998.


      Abel, Elizabeth, Barbara Christian, and Helene Moglen, ed. Female Subjects in Black and White: Race, Psychoanalysis, Feminism. 1997.

      Landrine, Hope, ed. Bringing Cultural Diversity to Feminist Psychology: Theory, Research and Practice. American Psychological Association, 1995.


      Ansell, Nicholas John. The Woman Will Overcome the Warrior: A Dialogue with the Christian/Feminist Theology of Rosemary Radford Ruether. Univ. Press of America, 1994.

      Daly, Mary. The Church and the Second Sex. Beacon Press,1985.

      Fiorenza, Elisabeth Schüssler and Mary Collins, ed. Women - - Invisible in Theology and Church. 1985.

      Gray, Elizabeth Dodson. Sunday School Manifesto: In the Image of Her? Roudtable Press, 1994.

      Hardesty, Nancy A. All We're Meant To Be: Biblical Feminism for Today. (co-authored with Letha Dawson Scanzoni. Waco: Word Books, 1974.

      Hardesty, Nancy A. Great Women of Faith. Brand Rapids: Baker Books, 1980.

      Hardesty, Nancy A. Inclusive Language in the Church. Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1987.

      Hardesty, Nancy A. The Memory Book. New York: Presbyterian Publishing House, 1989.

      Hardesty, Nancy A. Women Called to Witness: Evangelical Feminism in the Nineteenth Century. Nashville: Abingdon press, 1984.

      Hardesty, Nancy A. Your Daughters Shall Prophesy: Revivalism and Feminism in the Age of Finney. 1991.

      Hobbs, June Hadden. "I Sing for I Cannot Stay Silent": The Feminization of American Hymnody, 1870-1920. Univ. of Pittsburgh Press, 1994.

      Levitt, Laura. Jews and Feminism: The Ambivalent Search for Home. Routledge, 1997.

      Levitt, Laura. Reconfiguring Home: Jewish Feminist Identity/ies. 1993.

      Levitt, Laura and Miriam Peskowitz, ed. Judaism Since Gender. Routledge, 1997.

      Pellauer, Mary D. Toward a Tradition of Feminist Theology: The Religious Social Thought of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Anna Howard Shaw. 1991.

      Peskovitz, Miriam and Laura Levitt, ed. Judaism Since Gender. 1997.

      Prelinger, Catherine M., ed. Episcopal Women: Gender, Spirituality, and Commitment in an American Mainline Denomination. Oxford Univ. Press, 1992.

      Reuther, Rosemary Radford, ed. Womanguides: Readings Toward a Feminist Theology. 1985.

      Reuther, Rosemary Radford. Women-Church: Theology and Practice of Feminist Liturgical Communities. 1985.

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