Moving Feminist Activists Inside the American State: The Rise of a State-Movement Intersection and Its Effects on State Policy

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This chapter explores the historic roots of feminist activists in the United States and the consequences of this that lead to the development of the American state. It begins by conceptualizing feminist activists within the state as a state-movement intersection and then proceeds on presenting the role that the historical development of state and society can play in allowing other interests into the state. The changing nature of women's education and employment is then discussed and the chapter looks at how they attained significant presence in the federal bureaucracy. Due to the increasing number of feminist activist around during the period under discussion in this chapter, numerous changes in the nature of the federal government transpired.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Unsustainable American State
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199852543
ISBN (Print)9780195392135
StatePublished - Jul 20 2012


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  • Social Sciences(all)

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