By Clark A. Pomerleau
Launched in 1975, the Califia neighborhood prepared activist academic camps and different courses in southern California till its dissolution in 1987. a substitute for mainstream academia’s makes an attempt to tie feminism to college classes, Califia combined points of feminism that spanned the labels “second wave” and “radical,” attracting ladies from various gender expressions, sexual orientations, classification backgrounds, and races or ethnicities. Califia Women captures the background of the association via oral historical past interviews, information, and different kinds of basic examine. the result's a lens for re-reading tendencies in feminist and social justice activism of the period of time, contextualized opposed to a transforming into conservative backlash.
Throughout each one bankruptcy, readers know about the triumphs and frictions feminists encountered as they tried to construct at the achievements of the postwar Civil Rights stream. With its backdrop of southern California, the e-book emphasizes a zone that has frequently been ignored in reports of East Coast or San Francisco Bay–area activism. Califia Women additionally counters the notions that radical and lesbian feminists have been unwilling to deal with intersectional identities more often than not and they withdrew from political activism after 1975. in its place, the Califia neighborhood exhibits proof that those and different feminists deliberately created a tutorial discussion board that embraced oppositional recognition and sought to serve quite a few girls, together with radical Christian reformers, Wiccans, students of colour, and GLBT activists.
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Califia Women: Feminist Education against Sexism, Classism, and Racism by Clark A. Pomerleau