The Pro-Choice Movement
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The Pro-Choice Movement : Organization and Activism in the Abortion Conflict

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In this highly-praised analysis of the controversial pro-choice movement, Suzanne Staggenborg traces the development of the movement from its origins through the 1980s. She shows how a small group of activists were able to build on the momentum created by other social movements of the 1960s to win their cause-the legalization of abortion in 1973-and argues that professional leadership and formal organizational structures, together with threats from the anti-abortion movement and grass-roots support, enabled the pro-choice movement to remain an active force even after their primary goal had been achieved.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 154.9 x 233.2 x 20.1mm | 437.93g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0195089251
  • 9780195089257
  • 881,216

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`a meticulously researched exemplar of historical sociology' American Journal of Sociology `The Pro-Choice Movement provides the most richly detailed and nunaced narrative of the strategies and tacticsof pro-choice organizations available. It is also one of the first works written by a scholar (rather than an activist, journalist, or freelance writer) chronicling the activities of the pro-choice movement.' American Political Science Reviewshow more

About Suzanne Staggenborg

Suzanne Staggenborg is Associate Professor of Sociology at McGill University.show more

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'The Pro-Choice Movement provides the most richly detailed and nuanced narrative of the strategies and tactics of prochoice organizations available. It is also one of the first works written by a scholar (rather than an activist, journalist, or freelance writer) chronicling activities of the prochoice movement.'show more

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