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Crazy for Democracy: Women in Grassroots Movements

By Temma Kaplan (NHC Fellow, 1992–93)

Women; Women's History; Democracy; Activism; Grassroots Movements; South Africa

New York: Routledge, 1997

From the publisher’s description:

At a time when we're depressed about democracy, pessimistic about race relations, and anxious about feminism, Crazy for Democracy vividly shows, through the lives of six women in the United States and South Africa, just what can be and is being accomplished to change our lives. In building real social movements to achieve a safe environment, win human rights, and safeguard their homes, these grassroots feminist leaders have been creating democratic institutions to achieve social justice for us all.

History / Gender and Sexuality / Sociology / Women / Women's History / Democracy / Activism / Grassroots Movements / South Africa /

Kaplan, Temma (NHC Fellow, 1992–93). Crazy for Democracy: Women in Grassroots Movements. New York: Routledge, 1997.