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She has been involved with feminism and women’s history since she was in college in the 1970s. In this book she brings together a wide variety of information about women and the various ideas and actions of those who have fought against men’s privileged positions around the globe.

She has been involved with feminism and women’s history since she was in college in the 1970s. Then she focuses on the various issues with which feminists have become involved in the USA and globally.

No Turning Back book. Indeed as Stanford professor and award-winning author Estelle B. Freedman argues in her compelling book, feminism has reached a critical momentum from which there is no turning back. Freedman examines the historical forces that have fueled the feminist movement over the pa Repeatedly declared dead by the media, the women’s movement has never been as vibrant as it is today.

In this fascinating book, Freedman examines the historical forces that have fueled the feminist movement over the . Because of feminism, Freedman points out, the line between the personal and the political has blurred, or disappeared, and issues once considered merely.

In this fascinating book, Freedman examines the historical forces that have fueled the feminist movement over the past two hundred years–and explores how women today are looking to feminism for new approaches to issues of work, family, sexuality, and creativity. Freedman begins with an incisive analysis of what feminism means and why it took root in western Europe and the United States at the end of the eighteenth century.

Estelle Freedman (born 1947) is an American historian. No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women (New York: Ballantine Books, 2002).

On the situations of women around the world today, this one book provides more illumination and insight than a dozen others combined. Freedman’s survey is a triumph of global scope and informed precision. NANCY F. COTT Professor of History, Harvard declared dead by the media, the women’s movement has never been as vibrant as it is today. Publisher: Ballantine Books.

In this fascinating book, Freedman examines the historical forces that have fueled the feminist movement .

Freedman’s survey is a triumph of global scope and informed precision. On the situations of women around the world today, this one book provides more illumination and insight than a dozen others combined. COTT Professor of History, Harvard University Repeatedly declared dead by the media, the women’s movement has never been as vibrant as it is today.

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By Estelle B. Freedman, Ballantine Books, New York, 2002. Estelle B. Freedman has been a professor of history and women’s studies at Stanford University since 1976. She wrote No Turning Back in response to a friend’s request for a single title that would teach about feminist scholarship. When Freedman could think of no text encompassing all of the aspects of feminist studies, she decided to write one of her own. No Turning Back is the perfect text for women’s studies at all levels from high school to graduate school

No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women (2002) explores feminism in the West and its relationship to broader movements for women's rights and social change throughout the world

No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women (2002) explores feminism in the West and its relationship to broader movements for women's rights and social change throughout the world. Her recent book, Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage and Segregation (2013) has won three academic book prizes.

Repeatedly declared dead by the media, the women’s movement has never been as vibrant as it is today. Indeed as Stanford professor and award-winning author Estelle B. Freedman argues in her compelling new book, feminism has reached a critical momentum from which there is no turning back. A truly global movement, as vital and dynamic in the developing world as it is in the West, feminism has helped women achieve authority in politics, sports, and business, and has mobilized public concern for once-taboo issues like rape, domestic violence, and breast cancer. And yet much work remains before women attain real equality. In this fascinating book, Freedman examines the historical forces that have fueled the feminist movement over the past two hundred years–and explores how women today are looking to feminism for new approaches to issues of work, family, sexuality, and creativity.Freedman begins with an incisive analysis of what feminism means and why it took root in western Europe and the United States at the end of the eighteenth century. The rationalist, humanistic philosophy of the Enlightenment, which ignited the American Revolution, also sparked feminist politics, inspiring such pioneers as Mary Wollstonecraft and Susan B. Anthony. Race has always been as important as gender in defining feminism, and Freedman traces the intricate ties between women’s rights and abolitionism in the United States in the years before the Civil War and the long tradition of radical women of color, stretching back to the impassioned rhetoric of Sojourner Truth.As industrialism and democratic politics spread after World War II, feminist politics gained momentum and sophistication throughout the world. Their impact began to be felt in every aspect of society–from the workplace to the chambers of government to relations between the sexes. Because of feminism, Freedman points out, the line between the personal and the political has blurred, or disappeared, and issues once considered “merely” private–abortion, sexual violence, homosexuality, reproductive health, beauty and body image–have entered the public arena as subjects of fierce, ongoing debate. Freedman combines a scholar’s meticulous research with a social critic’s keen eye. Sweeping in scope, searching in its analysis, global in its perspective, No Turning Back will stand as a defining text in one of the most important social movements of all time.

Comments: (7)

Arashilkis
This was a great way to quickly dive in and understand feminist topics. It covers the history and complexities of feminism.
Androlhala
I initially read this book a few years ago and enjoyed reading it thoroughly! This book is packed with plenty of information about the history of feminism and the future of women living around the world. This book discusses such topics as "gender and power", "gender and violence", "women's rights", "Reproduction: The Politics of Choice", the "economic gender gap", just to name a few of the topics explored and discussed by the author.

I liked reading this book because I felt it was very well written and researched. "No Turning Back" provides the foundational knowledge for further exploration of feminism. I highly recommend reading this book, especially if you want to learn the basics of feminism!
IWantYou
As a woman who swore she would never wear the label "feminist" - I have to say that I am not only willing but proud to call myself a feminist. While this may not be earth shattering or an intellectual history (as another review mentions), this is a great place to start or even expand upon one's understanding of feminism. This book spoke to every aspect of my life and experience as a woman. It helped continue my healing as a survivor of rape and domestic violence while opening new doors and new possibilities.
Winn
Estelle Freedman is a highly regarded historian who teaches at Stanford. She has been involved with feminism and women’s history since she was in college in the 1970s. In this book she brings together a wide variety of information about women and the various ideas and actions of those who have fought against men’s privileged positions around the globe. As an historian, she structures her account chronologically, starting with women before the emergence of feminism. Then she focuses on the various issues with which feminists have become involved in the USA and globally.

What I found so impressive about Freedman’s book was the way in which she combined so much information and so many different types of feminism into a coherent narrative. She presents feminism as always re-defining itself, and she explains the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches without rejecting any of them. For her, feminism is big enough that conflicts among feminists can be understood and accepted, not demonized as they have often been in the past.
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Binthars
We did not read the whole book during class, but the parts we did read were pretty good and educational.
Manris
I've been soldiering through this book since I bought it (I liked the cover). It's a more studious look at feminism, and sadly doesn't include transgender issues at all. It's a hard read, flat in places, but I can't bring myself to get rid of it. It's not a bad book, but the cover made it look way easier to read (there's a whole chapter devoted to feminism among peasant women in feudal England). If you like a scholarly approach to your feminism, check out this book!
YSOP
This is truly a comprehensive, informative book. It teaches the beginners everything related to feminism in easy comprehensive language. It tackles all subjects related to feminism the history of various feminisms, antifeminism, post feminism, the impact of globalization on feminism and female laborers in the developing world. The book also tackles feminism in the U.S. the book also traces the influences of gender, class, race and culture and how they are interrelated. It is very helpful for beginner reseachers. It is worth buying and reading it.
This is a wonderful book in which the author does an excellent job of summarizing the history of feminism. I had heard it was a chore to read, and found that it was very readable! I wish Freedman would have gone into some of the future of feminism, as the title would indicate, but alas she did not. That's the only drawback.
No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Estelle Freedman
ISBN: 034545054X
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Ballantine Books; 1 edition (February 26, 2002)
Pages: 464 pages