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Author Olcott, Jocelyn, 1970- author

Title International Women's Year : the greatest consciousness-raising event in history / Jocelyn Olcott
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 334 pages)
Contents Cover; International Women's Year; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Glossary of Acronyms; Dramatis Personae; Introduction; Act I International Women's Year Deserves No Less; Scene 1. WINGO Politics; Scene 2. Choosing Battles in the Cold War; Scene 3. Getting to Mexico City; Scene 4. Follow the Money; Act II The Conference; Scene 5. Opening Acts; Scene 6. Inauguration Day; Scene 7. "Betty Friedan versus the Third World"; Scene 8. "This Is an Illegitimate Delegation"; Scene 9. "Other Kinds of Problems"; Scene 10. The Politics of Peace
Scene 11. The First Rule of Fight ClubScene 12. Coming Out Party; Scene 13. Chaos in the Tribune; Scene 14. Counter-​congresses; Scene 15. ¡Domitila a la Tribuna!; Scene 16. The Final Push; Scene 17. Unceremonious Closing; Act III Legacies; Scene 18. Beyond Mexico City; Notes on Sources, Theories, and Methods; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary A rich narrative of the 1975 International Women's Year Conference in Mexico City, where the idiom ""sisterhood is powerful"" was fractured by global feminism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 07, 2017)
Subject International Women's Year (1975)
Feminism -- International cooperation -- History -- 20th century
International Women's Year, 1975
Women -- International cooperation -- History -- 20th century
Women's rights -- History -- 20th century
Feminism -- International cooperation.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Women -- International cooperation.
Women's rights.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017011786
ISBN 0199344833
0199716641 (electronic book)
9780199716647 (electronic book)
(hardcover ; alkaline paper)