Zadvornova Yu. S. Women’s movement in the United States today, p. 20-32

The article discusses the content and the history of modern women’s movement in the USA. The review of the American sociological literature was conducted to make a definition of the term “women’s movement”. The article provides a comprehensive analysis of the main periods in the development of the women’s movement that are referred to by the American researchers as waves. The review of the history of the women’s movement identified and characterized three waves of the women’s movement in the Unites States based on their goals, scale of activity, methods and results of the struggle for the gender equity in the American society. The author analyzed the large-scale network of American women’s organizations and formulated their typology based on their goals and functions. The article outlines the perspectives of the American modern women’s movement further development.
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