Unlikely Dissenters: White Southern Women in the Fight for Racial Justice, 1920-1970 (Paperback)Anne Stefani (author)
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For many white women reformers, the struggle for African American civil rights was linked to their own complex process of personal emancipation from gender norms. As part of the white community, southern white women felt guilt as members of the "oppressor" group. Yet as women in a patriarchal society, they were also "victims." This paradoxical double identity forced them to develop a special brand of activism that combatted white supremacy while emancipating them from white patriarchy. In Unlikely Dissenters, Stefani shows how their unique grassroots community-oriented activismfunctioned within - and even used to its advantage - southern standards of respectability.
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 712 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 24 mm