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Good and mad : the revolutionary power of women's anger, Rebecca Traister

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Good and mad : the revolutionary power of women's anger
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Good and mad
Title remainder
the revolutionary power of women's anger
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Rebecca Traister
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Revolutionary power of women's anger
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eng
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  • "From Rebecca Traister, the New York Times bestselling author of All the Single Ladies--whom Anne Lamott called "the most brilliant voice on feminism in this country"--comes a vital, incisive exploration into the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a political movement. In the year 2018, it seems as if women's anger has suddenly erupted into the public conversation. But long before Pantsuit Nation, before the Women's March, and before the #MeToo movement, women's anger was not only politically catalytic--but politically problematic. The story of female fury and its cultural significance demonstrates the long history of bitter resentment that has enshrouded women's slow rise to political power in America, as well as the ways that anger is received when it comes from women as opposed to when it comes from men. With eloquence and fervor, Rebecca tracks the history of female anger as political fuel--from suffragettes chaining themselves to the White House to office workers vacating their buildings after Clarence Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court. Here Traister explores women's anger at both men and other women; anger between ideological allies and foes; the varied ways anger is perceived based on its owner; as well as the history of caricaturing and delegitimizing female anger; and the way women's collective fury has become transformative political fuel--as is most certainly occurring today. She deconstructs society's (and the media's) condemnation of female emotion (notably, rage) and the impact of their resulting repercussions. Highlighting a double standard perpetuated against women by all sexes, and its disastrous, stultifying effect, Traister's latest is timely and crucial. It offers a glimpse into the galvanizing force of women's collective anger, which, when harnessed, can change history"--
  • "In 2018, it may feel as if women's anger has suddenly erupted into the public conversation. But long before the Women's March and #MeToo, women's anger had been a nation-shaping force, as politically problematic as it has been politically catalytic. With eloquence and fervor, Rebecca Traister tracks the history of female anger--from suffragists who chained themselves to the White House fence to the nonviolent protest tactics of Rosa Parks, a woman whose burning anger at injustice has been obscured by a view of her as stoic and demure. Here Traister explores women's anger at men and at other women; anger at injustice and at racial inequities between women; and anger directed at ideological foes and at ideological allies. She examines the varied ways in which women's anger is received, how its expression has been discouraged, mocked, and delegitimized, and how much its reception has depended on the race, status, and politics of the woman doing the raging. Traister argues that women's collective fury has been--and could now become--transformative political fuel, while deconstructing social (and media) condemnation of female emotion, and why it is that women's fury is understood to be so dangerous. Highlighting a double standard perpetuated against women, Traister explores how calls for civility are often issued by the minority oppressors against a marginalized majority, and the ways in which America's minority rule, in the hands of a white capitalist patriarchy, has weakened majority resistance in part by suppressing its ire. Brilliant, incisive, and profound, Good and Mad is a timely and crucial investigation offering a glimpse into the galvanizing force of women's collective anger, which, when harnessed, can change history."--Dust jacket
  • The story of female fury and its cultural significance has enshrouded women's slow rise to political power in America. Traister tracks the history of female anger as political fuel. She explores women's anger at both men and other women; anger between ideological allies and foes. She also examines the varied ways anger is perceived based on its owner; as well as the history of caricaturing and delegitimizing female anger; and the way women's collective fury has become transformative political fuel-- as is most certainly occurring today. -- adapted from publisher into
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Traister, Rebecca
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305.420973/0905
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Feminism
  • Women
  • Anger
  • HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
  • HISTORY / Social History
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • Anger
  • Feminism
  • Women
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
  • HISTORY / Social History
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
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Good and mad : the revolutionary power of women's anger, Rebecca Traister
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Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-271) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Eruption. Sleeping giant ; The grand illusion ; We're not cheerful anymore ; The winter of our discontent -- Medusas. Hold your temper/hold your tongue ; The circle of entrapment: the heavy price of rage ; Dress up your anger ; How minority rules -- Season of the witch. Getting away with it ; Trust no one ; Collateral damage ; Sympathy for the devils -- The furies. The exhilaration of activism ; Restorative justice ; My sisters are here -- Conclusion
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on1048072679
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxxi, 284 pages
Isbn
9781501181818
Lccn
2018035975
System control number
(OCoLC)1048072679
Label
Good and mad : the revolutionary power of women's anger, Rebecca Traister
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-271) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Eruption. Sleeping giant ; The grand illusion ; We're not cheerful anymore ; The winter of our discontent -- Medusas. Hold your temper/hold your tongue ; The circle of entrapment: the heavy price of rage ; Dress up your anger ; How minority rules -- Season of the witch. Getting away with it ; Trust no one ; Collateral damage ; Sympathy for the devils -- The furies. The exhilaration of activism ; Restorative justice ; My sisters are here -- Conclusion
Control code
on1048072679
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxxi, 284 pages
Isbn
9781501181818
Lccn
2018035975
System control number
(OCoLC)1048072679

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