Book Reviews of Manifesta : Young Women, Feminism, and the Future

Manifesta : Young Women, Feminism, and the Future
Manifesta Young Women Feminism and the Future
Author: Jennifer Baumgardner, Amy Richards
ISBN-13: 9780374526221
ISBN-10: 0374526222
Publication Date: 10/4/2000
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Manifesta : Young Women, Feminism, and the Future on + 3 more book reviews
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this has a pretty white focus which is one of the reasons i didn't give it more stars...
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A good overview of third-wave feminist opinion and their approaches to activism and politics.
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This is a good book, however my main crticism is that the authors pretty much ignore feminist activism by young women of color. For that reason you may not get out of it as much as you would like, but if you want to read quite a bit on say, the Riot Grrrls, then this is a good book for that.
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Young women today live by feminisn's goals, yet feminism itself is undeniably at a crossroads: "girl power" feminists appear to be obsessed with personal empowerment at the expense of politics, while political institutions such as Ms, and NOW are so battle weary they've lost their ability to speak to a new generatin. In Manifesta, Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards examine the snags in the movement-from the dissolution of Riot Grrrls into the likes of the Spice Girls, to older women's hawking of younger girls' imperiled self-esteem, to the hyped hatred of feminist thorns like Katie Riophe-and prove that these snags have not, in fact, torn feminism asunder. In contrast, They show the vibrance with which the movement has evolved, detail important political goals that still need to be achieved, and spell out what a world with true equality would look like.
With its spirited and assured mix of history, politics and popular culture, as well as extensive activist resources, Manifesta is a book
every young woman should own.