Controversy and Coalition: The New Feminist Movement Across Four Decades of Change, 3rd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Controversy and Coalition

The New Feminist Movement Across Four Decades of Change, 3rd Edition

By Myra Marx Ferree, Beth Hess


306 pages

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"It is wonderful news to have this classic text made available for a new generation of scholars, teachers and most important of all, contemporary undergraduates who were born after the reemergence of modern feminism in the US in the 1970s. Highly recommended for classroom use." -- Carol Joffe, author of Doctors of Conscience: The Struggle to Provide Abortion Before and After Roe V. Wade

"[A] modern classic.a valuable resource for scholars, students and activists. Highly recommended!" -- Steven M. Buechler, author of The Transformation of the Woman Suffrage Movement

"Controversy and Coalition is a highly readable, intellectually stimulating account of the US women's movement." -- Suzanne Staggenborg, author of Gender, Family and Social Movements

"Controversy and Coalition has long served as the classic text on the American women's movement." -- Leila J. Rupp, author of Worlds of Women: The Making of an International Women's Movement

"The best analysis of the recent American women's movement." -- Linda Gordon

"A superb text. Controversy and Coalition frames the fundamentals of feminist politics in the US in highly readable prose without sacrificing either subtlety or complexity. With the new introduction situating the American feminist movement internationally, this third edition is far and away the best introduction in print to the American women's movement." -- Mary Fainsod Katzenstein, author of Faithful and Fearless: Moving Feminist Protest Inside the Church and Military

About the Authors

Myra Marx Ferree is Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is the series editor for Routledge's Perspectives on Gender series. Beth Hess is Professor of Sociology at County College of Morris in New Jersey.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies