Oxford University Press has published a new book by Jo Reger (Sociology, Oakland University in Michigan) Here is the publisher’s blurb:
Challenging the idea that feminism in the United States is dead or in
decline, Everywhere and Nowhere examines the contours of contemporary
feminism. Through a nuanced investigation of three feminist communities, Jo
Reger shows how contemporary feminists react to the local environment
currently shaping their identities, tactics, discourse, and relations with
other feminist generations. By moving the analysis to the community level,
Reger illustrates how feminism is simultaneously absent from the national,
popular culture–”nowhere”–and diffused into the foundations of American
culture–”everywhere.” Reger addresses some of the most debated topics
concerning feminists in the twenty-first century. How do contemporary
feminists think of the second-wave generation? Has contemporary feminism
succeeded in addressing racism and classism, and created a more inclusive
movement? How are contemporary feminists dealing with their legacy of
gender, sex, and sexuality in a world of fluid identity and queer politics?
The answers, she finds, vary by community.
Everywhere and Nowhere offers a clear, empirical analysis of the state of
contemporary feminism while also revealing the fascinating and increasingly
complex development of community-level feminist groups in the United
The OUP website is here.