Show simple item record Goss, KA Heaney, MT 2011-06-21T17:22:06Z 2010-03-01
dc.identifier.citation Perspectives on Politics, 2010, 8 (1), pp. 27 - 52
dc.identifier.issn 1537-5927
dc.description.abstract The Million Mom March (favoring gun control) and Code Pink: Women for Peace (focusing on foreign policy, especially the war in Iraq) are organizations that have mobilized women as women in an era when other women's groups struggled to maintain critical mass and turned away from non-gender-specific public issues. This article addresses how these organizations fostered collective consciousness among women, a large and diverse group, while confronting the echoes of backlash against previous mobilization efforts by women. We argue that the March and Code Pink achieved mobilization success by creating hybrid organizations that blended elements of three major collective action frames: maternalism, egalitarianism, and feminine expression. These innovative organizations invented hybrid forms that cut across movements, constituencies, and political institutions. Using surveys, interviews, and content analysis of organizational documents, this article explains how the March and Code Pink met the contemporary challenges facing women's collective action in similar yet distinct ways. It highlights the role of feminine expression and concerns about the intersectional marginalization of women in resolving the historic tensions between maternalism and egalitarianism. It demonstrates hybridity as a useful analytical lens to understand gendered organizing and other forms of grassroots collective action. © 2010 American Political Science Association.
dc.format.extent 27 - 52
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Perspectives on Politics
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1017/S1537592709992659
dc.title Organizing women as women: Hybridity and grassroots collective action in the 21<sup>st</sup> century
dc.title.alternative en_US
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US 2010-3-0 en_US
duke.description.endpage 52 en_US
duke.description.issue 1 en_US
duke.description.startpage 27 en_US
duke.description.volume 8 en_US
dc.relation.journal Perspectives on Politics en_US
pubs.issue 1
pubs.organisational-group /Duke
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Sanford School of Public Policy
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Trinity College of Arts & Sciences/Political Science
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 8

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