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The World Split Open

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The World Split Open by Ruth Rosen
Dec 26, 2006 | 544 Pages
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    Dec 26, 2006 | 544 Pages

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“People who decry and fear women’s liberation should read [this book]. The experience will provide them with a factual underpinning for what women were, and still are, up against.” —The Washington Post

“A first-rate history of contemporary feminism….[Rosen’s] account of the past 50 years is comprehensive and detailed, erudite and personal, suitable for the night table as well as the academy.” —San Francisco Chronicle

Table Of Contents

Preface: The Longest Revolution

Part One: Refugees from the Fifties
Chapter 1: Dawn of Discontent
Chapter 2: Female Generation Gap

Part Two: Rebirth of Feminism
Chapter 3: Limits of Liberalism
Chapter 4: Leaving the Left

Part Three: Through the Eyes of Women
Chapter 5: Hidden Injuries of Sex
Chapter 6: Passion and Politics
Chapter 7: The Politics of Paranoia

Part Four: No End in Sight
Chapter 8: The Proliferation of Feminism
Chapter 9: Sisterhood to Superwoman

Epilogue: Beyond BacklashNotes
Interviews Not Cited in Notes and Archival Collections
Bibliography for Further Reading and Research

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