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The Unsustainable American State$
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Lawrence Jacobs and Desmond King

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195392135

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392135.001.0001

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Moving Feminist Activists Inside the American State

Moving Feminist Activists Inside the American State

The Rise of a State-Movement Intersection and Its Effects on State Policy

(p.223) 9 Moving Feminist Activists Inside the American State
The Unsustainable American State

Lee Ann Banaszak

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores the historic roots of feminist activists in the United States and the consequences of this that lead to the development of the American state. It begins by conceptualizing feminist activists within the state as a state-movement intersection and then proceeds on presenting the role that the historical development of state and society can play in allowing other interests into the state. The changing nature of women's education and employment is then discussed and the chapter looks at how they attained significant presence in the federal bureaucracy. Due to the increasing number of feminist activist around during the period under discussion in this chapter, numerous changes in the nature of the federal government transpired.

Keywords:   feminist activists, American state, federal bureaucracy, federal government

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