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The YWCA and Older Women’s Activism

Amy C. Schneidhorst

Amy C. Schneidhorst, Ph.D. has worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Eastern Illinois University and Alma College, USA. She is the author of the article, “‘Little Old Ladies and Dangerous Women’: Women’s Peace and Social Justice Activism in Chicago, 1961-1973,” in Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace Research (July 2001) and an active community activist. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Building a Just and Secure World : Popular Front Women’s Struggle for Peace and Justice in Chicago During the 1960s

Continuum, 2011

Book Chapter

...Women Mobilized for Change (WMC) began in 1966 as a middle-class maternalist organization. Reminiscent of Progressive-era Hull-House reformers, these Chicago women believed women’s particular concern for mothers and children...

A Becoming Subject: Consumer Socialization in the Mediated Marketplace

The Making of the Consumer : Knowledge, Power and Identity in the Modern World

Berg, 2006

Book Chapter

...I hope that every-day readers will excuse my paradoxes; you cannot avoid paradox if you think for yourself and whatever you may say I would rather fall into paradox than into prejudice.Faced with a rising tide of youth vandalism...

Citizens and Consumers in the United States in the Century of Mass Consumption

The Politics of Consumption : Material Culture and Citizenship in Europe and America

Berg, 2001

Book Chapter

...Just past the end of the twentieth century, we can take stock of what changed most in the hundred years since the previous ‘fin de siècle’, and find it tempting to point to things: automobiles and air-conditioning, television and computers,...

Medicine and Disease

A Cultural History of Women in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...During the twentieth century, major changes in health and medicine took place, including public health measures such as clean water and sanitation, drugs to counter infectious diseases, and remarkable advances in the medical sciences...

Domestication

A Cultural History of Animals in the Modern Age Volume 6

Berg, 2007

Cultural History Chapter

...Even though the majority of the animals used or kept by humans today were domesticated many thousands of years ago, the process of selectively breeding animals for human purposes continues up to the present. In fact, when we examine...

Race and Ethnicity

A Cultural History of Hair in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...In this chapter, the focus is on the politics of hair and hair styling to examine how gender and sexuality intersect with race, class, national identity, and global economics to shape men and women's choices around cultivating, shaving...

Introduction

Amy Bentley

Amy Bentley is Associate Professor of Food Studies in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Food in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...Food—not the first subject most people think of to tell the story of history and culture. Upon reflection, however, what better subject could there be? At the base of human existence, food plays a role in virtually every arena...

Introduction

Amy C. Schneidhorst

Amy C. Schneidhorst, Ph.D. has worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Eastern Illinois University and Alma College, USA. She is the author of the article, “‘Little Old Ladies and Dangerous Women’: Women’s Peace and Social Justice Activism in Chicago, 1961-1973,” in Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace Research (July 2001) and an active community activist. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Building a Just and Secure World : Popular Front Women’s Struggle for Peace and Justice in Chicago During the 1960s

Continuum, 2011

Book Chapter

...Struggle is a never ending process . . . Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation. Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that we must become its soul.This book illuminates the Sixties...

Visual Representations

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...I have before me a series of fashion-plates dating from the Revolution and finishing more or less with the Consulate. These costumes, which seem laughable to so many thoughtless people—people who are grave without true gravity—have a double...

Work and Workplaces

A Cultural History of Work in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Work and workplaces have transformed over the twentieth century. The three case studies presented in this chapter (garment industry, shipping and containerization, and the freelance revolution) focus on the changing nature of work...