Epilogue: Daughters of Feminism

in Bodies of Knowledge

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780226443058
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226443072 | DOI:
Epilogue: Daughters of Feminism

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This chapter focuses on the daughters of the feminist generation in the United States. These women are unlikely to be involved in consciousness-raising groups and formulating strategies for revolt because they learned feminism not from demonstrations and marches, but from school and through the popular media. Feminism's attempt to create a universal body of knowledge out of a plurality of individual bodies has not been entirely successful. Childbirth remains on contested terrain and female empowerment in relation to birth was reduced to epidural anesthesia and elective cesarean section.

Keywords: feminist generation; feminism; childbirth; female empowerment; epidural anesthesia; cesarean section

Chapter.  1661 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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