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Feminist Studies Autumn 1975 and Spring/Summer 1976

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Oct 1974 Second Berks at Radcliffe Papers include, published in Feminist Studies in two issues Autumn 1975 and Spring/Summer 1976.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Uses of culture include Lerner, in what may be the first historian’s usage of the term “women’s culture” in a history article.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 “what we call women’s history  may actually be the study of a separate women’s culture …the separate occupations, status, experiences,  and rituals of women but also their separate consciousness, which internalized patriarchal assumptions.  In some cases, it would include the tensions  created in that culture between the prescribed patriarchal  assumptions and  women’s efforts to  attain autonomy and emancipation”

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 And Smith-Rosenberg, normally cited as the creator of the women’s culture notion, here uses the phrase “male culture,” while talking about the idea of an oppositional subculture of women

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 If we look at women only as victims we fail to explain why so few women openly criticized their restrictive roles and we fail as well to explore the sources of strength that made it possible for women to survive in restrictive cultures. … We cannot call for a sophisticated reevaluation of women without a similar reexamination of men.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Already though historians are becoming nervous.  In an address to the second Berks, Natalie Zemon Davis

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 we should now be interested in the history of both women and men. We should not be working on the subjected sex any more than a historian of class can focus exclusively on peasants. Our goal is to understand the significance of  the sexes, of  gender groups in the historical past.”  Speaking historiographically, but clearly applicable to current scholarship a well  “ calls for a focus on “power” and dismisses concept of “culture” as “not very clear-cut in European history until the 19 century.” Davis also argues that “domestic and public are categories that slip and slide over time.”

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 Other important papers

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 Box 1: Buhle, Mari Jo: Radical Feminism of the 1910’s
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DuBois, Ellen C.: The Nineteenth Century Woman Suffrage Movement: Suffrage as a Total Ideology
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Gordon, Linda: Race Suicide and the Feminist Response: Birth Control as a Class Phenomenon
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Kaplan, Temma: Conflicts Between Feminism and Syndicalism in Spanish Anarchism
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Kelly-Gadol, Joan: Women in the Renaissance and Renaissance Historiography
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Kesselman, Amy: Diaries and Reminiscences of Women on the Oregon Trail: A Study in Consciousness
Box 1: Lerner, Gerda: Effects of Women’s History Upon Traditional Concepts of Historiography – Panel Comments
Box 2: Sahli, Nancy A.: Religious Influences on the Science of Elizabeth Blackwell

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