Feminism and the Women's Movement
Dynamics of Change in Social Movement Ideology and Activism
By Barbara Ryan
Routledge – 1992 – 272 pages
Series: Perspectives on Gender
In Feminism and the Women's Movement, Barbara Ryan integrates a broad historical view with an analytical framework drawn from the theory of social movements. Relying on participation and observation of diverse groups involved in the woman's movement, interviews with long-term activists, and readings of historical and contemporary movement publications, she discusses the changing nature of feminist ideology and movement organizing. Ryan portrays the successes and difficulties that women have faced in their efforts to effect social change in recent history.