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The Resource Big girls don't cry : the election that changed everything for American women, Rebecca Traister

Big girls don't cry : the election that changed everything for American women, Rebecca Traister

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Big girls don't cry : the election that changed everything for American women
Title
Big girls don't cry
Title remainder
the election that changed everything for American women
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Traister
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Journalist and Salon writer Rebecca Traister investigates the 2008 presidential election and its impact on American politics, women and cultural feminism. Examining the role of women in the campaign, from Clinton and Palin to Tina Fey and young voters, Traister confronts the tough questions of what it means to be a woman in today's America. The 2008 campaign for the presidency reopened some of the most fraught American conversations'about gender, race and generational difference, about sexism on the left and feminism on the right'difficult discussions that had been left unfinished but that are crucial to further perfecting our union. Though the election didn't give us our first woman president or vice president, the exhilarating campaign was nonetheless transformative for American women and for the nation. In Big Girls Don't Cry, her electrifying, incisive and highly entertaining first book, Traister tells a terrific story and makes sense of a moment in American history that changed the country's narrative in ways that no one anticipated. Throughout the book, Traister weaves in her own experience as a thirtysomething feminist sorting through all the events and media coverage'vacillating between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and questioning her own view of feminism, the women's movement, race and the different generational perspectives of women working toward political parity. Electrifying, incisive and highly entertaining, Big Girls Don't Cry offers an enduring portrait of dramatic cultural and political shifts brought about by this most historic of American contests
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Traister, Rebecca
Dewey number
324.973/0931
Index
index present
LC call number
JK276 2008
LC item number
.T73 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clinton, Hillary Rodham
  • Palin, Sarah
  • Obama, Michelle
  • Presidents
  • Women
  • Feminism
Label
Big girls don't cry : the election that changed everything for American women, Rebecca Traister
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-315) and index
Contents
Hillary is us -- Spousal supports -- Campaigning while female -- Five days in January -- The most restricting forces -- All about their mothers -- Boys on the bus -- Things to do in Denver if you're female -- Enter Palin -- Pop culture warriors -- The next wave is here -- The aftermath
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
336 p.
Isbn
9781439150283
Lccn
2010009631
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn429025297
  • (OCoLC)429025297
Label
Big girls don't cry : the election that changed everything for American women, Rebecca Traister
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-315) and index
Contents
Hillary is us -- Spousal supports -- Campaigning while female -- Five days in January -- The most restricting forces -- All about their mothers -- Boys on the bus -- Things to do in Denver if you're female -- Enter Palin -- Pop culture warriors -- The next wave is here -- The aftermath
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
336 p.
Isbn
9781439150283
Lccn
2010009631
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn429025297
  • (OCoLC)429025297

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