Cahn Essay Featured in New Book

Release Date: May 21, 2007 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- "Feminist Waves, Feminist Generations: Life Stories From the Academy" (Kilden: Oslo, 2007) features an essay contributed by Susan K. Cahn, associate professor in the Department of History, University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences.

Her essay, written with Anne Firor Scott, Sara Evans and Elizabeth Faue, is titled "Women's History in the New Millennium: A Conversation Across Three Generations."

The book discusses the "2.5 generation" -- an alternative to binary feminist categories. It challenges the static figuring of feminist generations that positions the second wave of feminist scholars against a homogeneous third wave.

Based on life stories from contemporary feminist scholars from throughout the world, the contributors emphasize how feminism develops unevenly over time and across institutions and, ultimately, offers a new paradigm for theorizing the intersections between generations and feminist waves of thought.

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