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100 Years of the Nineteenth AmendmentAn Appraisal of Women's Political Activism$
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Holly J. McCammon and Lee Ann Banaszak

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190265144

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190265144.001.0001

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Women Occupying Wall Street

Women Occupying Wall Street

Gender Conflict and Feminist Mobilization

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100 Years of the Nineteenth Amendment

Heather McKee Hurwitz

Verta Taylor

Oxford University Press

This chapter analyzes the significance of gender conflict and feminist mobilization for the emergence and dynamics of the Occupy Wall Street movement that began in 2011. The analysis is based on participant observation, in-depth interviews with seventy-three participants, and movement documents. The chapter shows that gender conflict influenced the Occupy movement’s goals, organization, tactics, and strategies, giving rise to spin-off feminist mobilizations that reinvigorated feminist organizations and networks. The analysis focuses on three processes that were central to feminist mobilization within Occupy: the construction of feminist collective identity, the creation of feminist free spaces, and the use of feminist bridge leaders.

Keywords:   gender, feminist movements, Occupy Wall Street, collective identity, conflict, leadership, organizations, social movements, gender and social movements

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