Frenemies: feminists, conservatives, and sexual violence

What happens when enemies work to advance similar goals? Who wins, who loses, and why? In Frenemies, Nancy Whittier addresses this question through a study of feminist and conservative opposition to pornography, campaigns against child sexual abuse, and engagement on the Violence Against Women Act....

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Main Author: Whittier, Nancy
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: New York, NY Oxford University Press [2018]
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Summary:What happens when enemies work to advance similar goals? Who wins, who loses, and why? In Frenemies, Nancy Whittier addresses this question through a study of feminist and conservative opposition to pornography, campaigns against child sexual abuse, and engagement on the Violence Against Women Act. Drawing on extensive research, Whittier shows how feminist and conservative activists interacted with each other and with the federal government, how their interaction affected them, and what each side achieved. Whittier re-conceptualizes relationships between social movements, presenting a model of how "frenemies"--groups that are neither allies nor opponents--work toward related goals. She outlines the dynamics and paths of frenemy relationships, describing the unintended consequences for the groups involved and for their respective movements at large. With high levels of political polarization across the U.S., Frenemies provides a crucial look at both the promise and the risk of cooperation across political differences. -- !c From back cover
Item Description:Enthält Literaturangaben (Seite 247-266) und einen Index
Physical Description:x, 274 Seiten Diagramme 24 cm
ISBN:9780190236007
9780190235994
0190235993
0190236000