The Resource Who should be first? : feminists speak out on the 2008 presidential campaign, edited by Beverly Guy-Sheftall and Johnnetta Betsch Cole

Who should be first? : feminists speak out on the 2008 presidential campaign, edited by Beverly Guy-Sheftall and Johnnetta Betsch Cole

Who should be first? : feminists speak out on the 2008 presidential campaign
Who should be first?
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feminists speak out on the 2008 presidential campaign
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edited by Beverly Guy-Sheftall and Johnnetta Betsch Cole
  • "Guy-Sheftall and Cole have performed an invaluable service. This is a timely and riveting compendium of perspectives on the most important election of our times. A must-read for anyone interested in how U.S. politics intersects with race and gender."--Alison Bernstein, coauthor of Melting Pots and Rainbow Nations: Conversations about Difference in the United States and South Africa --Book Jacket
  • "This anthology of brilliant essays and reflections captures the passion and raw emotion of the 2008 dialogue about race, gender, and generational diversity among feminists. It furthers an important conversation about what it means to be a feminist in the twenty-first century."--Wilma Mankiller, author of Every Day is a Good Day: Reflections by Contemporary Indigenous Women --
  • Who should be first? With Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton as frontrunners, the 2008 Democratic primary campaign was a watershed moment in U.S. history. Offering the choice of an African American man or a white woman as the next Democratic candidate for president, the primary marked an unprecedented moment--but one that painfully echoed previous struggles for progressive change that pitted race and gender against each other. Who Should Be First? collects key feminist voices that challenge the instances of racism and sexism during the presidential campaign season, offer personal reflections on this historic moment, and trace the historic legacy of opposing issues of race and gender that informed debates and media representations of the 2008 Democratic primary. Over thirty leading feminists contribute to the book, including Patricia J. Williams, Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker, Carol Moseley Braun, Maureen Dowd, Katha Pollitt, Pearl Cleage, Robin Morgan, Erica Jong, Mark Anthony Neal, and M. Jacqui Alexander. Editors Beverly Guy-Sheftall and Johnnetta Betsch Cole deftly balance these charged conversations in the first collection on this key moment in contemporary U.S. history. --
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JK526 2008
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Who should be first? : feminists speak out on the 2008 presidential campaign, edited by Beverly Guy-Sheftall and Johnnetta Betsch Cole
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Feminists for peace and Barack Obama / Frances Anderson [and others] -- Feminists for Clinton / Christine Stansell -- Stop the false race-gender divide / Ann Russo and Melissa Spatz -- Morning in America: a letter from feminists on the election / Patricia J. Williams -- Duel of historical guilts / Maureen Dowd -- It's not as simple as white trumping black or man trumping woman / Patricia J. Williams -- Sex versus race, again / Tracy A. Thomas -- Obama and the sisters / Melissa Harris-Lacewell -- Lest we forget: an open letter to my sisters who are brave / Alice Walker -- Culture trumps politics and gender trumps race / Carol Moseley Braun -- What would Shirley Chisholm say? / Mark Anthony Neal -- Voting for the girl: some thoughts on sisterhood and citizenship / Pearl Cleage -- The sisterhood split / Jessica Valenti -- Hillary versus the patriarchy / Erica Jong -- Hillary is white / Zillah Eisenstein -- Your whiteness is showing / Tim Wise -- Black and for Hillary / Tara Roberts -- Why I support Obama / Andrea Guerrero -- Daughters of the south, rise up: on generation, gender, and race in the 200.8 Democratic election / Cassie Premo Steele -- Generation Y refuses race-gender dichotomy / Courtney E. Martin -- Why I'm supporting Barack Obama / Katha Pollitt -- The Obama feminists: why young women are supporting Obama / Ariel Garfinkel -- Yo mamma / Linda Hirshman -- Feminists must heal the wounds of racism / Aishah Shahidah Simmons -- Crises of representation: hate messages in campaign 2008 commercial paraphernalia / Jane Caputi -- Goodbye to all that #2 / Robin Morgan -- Race to the bottom / Betsy Reed -- Intersectionality: race and gender in the 2008 presidential nomination campaign / Dianne M. Pinderhughes -- Does race trump gender?: Black women negotiating their spaces of intersection in the 2008 presidential campaign / Cynthia Neal Spence -- The generation gap: graduate students and democratic primaries spring 2008 / A. Lynn Bolles -- Michelle Obama on my mind / Arica L. Coleman -- Why we need to stop obsessing over Obama / Andrea Smith -- Learning from a year of hope and hard choices / Gloria Steinem -- Reading Obama: collective responsibilities and the politics of tears / M. Jacqui Alexander, Gail Lewis, and Gloria Wekker
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