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Moving Feminist Activists Inside the American State

Lee Ann Banaszak

in The Unsustainable American State

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780195392135
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199852543 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392135.003.0009
Moving Feminist Activists Inside the American State

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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

Chapter.  13869 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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