Date of Thesis

5-12-2016

Thesis Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Type

Bachelor of Arts

Department

History

First Advisor

Mehmet Dosemeci

Abstract

In my study of radical feminism as social arrest, I apply a kinetic understanding of social struggle to the tactics and objectives of radical feminist organizing in the United States in the 1960's and 1970's. I observe that the radical feminists of the 1960's and 1970's sought to effect women's transition from self-objectification to active subjecthood via various forms of consciousness-raising. This alteration in subjecthood provided the platform upon which radical feminists sought to arrest the operation of patriarchal power in the context of everyday life, be it through spectacle, challenging social roles, or establishing separatist communities.

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