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TO BE REAL, Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism  
       
 

Edited and with an Introduction by: Rebecca Walker

Foreword by: Glora Steinem
Afterword by: Angela y. Davis

Binding: Paperback, 293 pages
Publisher: Anchor Books
Published Date: 10/01/1995



A revolutionary
exploration of the nature of
feminism today, its impact
on everyday life, and its
pormise for the future
 
     
 
 
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Publishers Weekly Review


Edited and introduced by Walker, journalist, Ms. editor, and coauthor of House and Home: Spirits of the South (Univ. of Washington Pr., 1994), this anthology adds to the growing body of work by and about younger feminists. "An eclectic gathering of folks 20 activists, academicians, artists explore the theme of how they define themselves as individuals, against both traditional stereotypes and the feminist ideas and ideals of their parents' generation. bell hooks's "Beauty Laid Bare" discusses the role of material objects in traditional black culture; Naomi Wolf's "Brideland" examines the enduring attraction of the bride image. Other topics include sex in cyberspace, women and aggression, the politics of taking names, feminist hip-hop, how to hold a nonsexist stag party, and the trials of an aspiring corporate attorney. On the whole, it's an energetic and original collection that belongs in most libraries.?

By Beverly Miller, Boise State Univ. Lib., Id.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.


 
   
     
  PRESS ARTICLES  
   
         
  RIDING THE THIRD WAVE by Amy Kay Nelson,© mndaily.com, September 26, 1996  
         
  TO BE REAL: EXPERIENCING GENDER, POWER, AND LANGUAGE by Emilie Falc, © Contemporary Women's Issues Database, September 01, 1998  
     
  SECOND-GENERATION WALKER MAKES HER OWN STAND FOR FEMINISM by Danielle Service © emory.edu, March, 1997  
     
     
     
     

 

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