Women's gendered experiences as long-term Three Mile Island activists

Marci R. Culley, Holly L. Angelique

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Abstract

This article examines women who have been antinuclear activists at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant for two decades, Qualitative interviews focus on their perceived transformations over time that are based on gender and everyday experiences. They perceive gender as both a barrier and a facilitator to activism, even after 20 years. Women describe their technological education as one strategy to overcome the barrier of gender. On the other hand, they consider the gendered role of motherhood as a primary catalyst for action. In addition, they discuss individual everyday experiences focused on the health concerns for family members that influenced their political activity. Over time, women linked personal transformations with increased political understanding and involvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)445-461
Number of pages17
JournalGender and Society
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003

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In: Gender and Society, Vol. 17, No. 3, 01.06.2003, p. 445-461.

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