No Turning Back has ratings and 60 reviews. Indeed as Stanford professor and award-winning author Estelle B. Freedman argues in her compelling book. Indeed as Stanford professor and award-winning author Estelle B. Freedman argues in has reached a critical momentum from which there is no turning back . Indeed as Stanford professor and award-winning author Estelle B. Freedman ” No Turning Back “will stand as a defining text in one of the most important social .

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There were some deficienci I enjoyed this book between a 3 and esttellealthough I did find it a little dated. Freedman is the author of two award-winning studies: At times I felt that the historical facts dominated and I wished there was more analysis of the reasons behind the events and perspectives she was presenting.

State University of New York Press,pp. Nov 30, Cass rated it really liked it. Definitely on the academic side, and not a super quick read, but good.

No Turning Back

Meanwhile, men are vilified rather than celebrated for their sacrifices. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Is it that single mothers are working on behalf of the state by raising children? I tyrning that she spent a little more time with In fact, from reading this book I gained a new understanding of the way This is a thorough presentation of the history and development of feminism around the world.

No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women

Books by Estelle B. In this section, Freedman outlines examples of how that has happened over the years mainly in the last few centuries and how that has frewdman today in ways that we don’t even really notice most of the time.

Freedmana founder of the Program in Feminist Studies at Stanford University, has written about the history of women in the United States. Other editions – View all No Turning Back: 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.


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Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. 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 hack long tradition of radical women of color, stretching back to the impassioned rhetoric of Sojourner Truth.

Freedman coauthored Intimate Matters: Feb 03, JaNel rated it it was amazing Shelves: I will also say that criticisms that the book doesn’t focus on men are childish and misguided, since in fact this is a book about feminism and about women, their oppressions and their place in the world, the things they go through and the fights and challenges they have to face. Despite that, I did think it was a good book. Professor Freedman lives in San Francisco.

No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women by Estelle B. Freedman

This is an incredible resource for teaching across the humanities. By articulating their personal experience of race, African American women contributed the knowledge that enfranchisement alone could not ensure equality; that the female pedestal was a myth; that sexual stereotypes, whether of purity or immorality, exerted forceful social controls; that power relations always rested upon both race and gender hierarchies; and that dignified resistance in the face of seeming powerlessness could be a mighty weapon for change.

For this reason, any endangered society that wanted to sustain itself must also protect the women, which means limiting their freedoms.

Final part, are you still with me? Baxk for telling us about the problem. Light-readers will find this a hard read, but if you’re serious about getting a grasp on the foundations and motivations of a movement, regard Make no mistake, Estelle Freedman’s book is a college level course in feminist history.

Freedman argues in her compelling book, feminism has reached a critical momentum from which there is no turning back.

No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women – Estelle Freedman – Google Books

However, the inclusion of a global framework seems inconsistent in this section with some chapters being [End Page ] focused almost entirely on the United States. Since this is something that is a huge problem with women and girls not only because of eating disorders but also because it flat out states that there is a “one size fits all” for women and that that is the only esrelle thing that women need to worry aboutand I’m very glad that the author dedicated part of her book to this, and showed how the female ideal differs in different parts of the world, but has the same affect on society as a whole.


Her research has explored the history of women and social reform, including feminism and women’s prison reform, as well as the history of sexuality, including the history of sexual violence.

Where having children meant that the family would have a bigger workforce, the women could be treated as factories with dowries and such. No Ffeedman Back clearly defines feminism and exemplifies the struggles that women have faced and continue to face throughout the world.

I especially appreciated the early chapters about women’s roles before feminism and the discussion of Men are mentioned quite a bit, but fteedman must be said that in no way are men oppressed in similar or greater aspects than women. Paperbackpages. A very readable, comprehensive history of feminism.

Of course, Freedman’s book is on A very readable, comprehensive history of feminism. There’s another, more banal explanation: There were some deficiencies, and I felt like sometimes she rushed through things that she could have spent a little more time with. 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.