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Marching Dykes, Liberated Sluts, and Concerned Mothers: Women Transforming Public Space

Elizabeth Currans


This book examines how women’s public demonstrations claim and transform public space. Focusing on seven examples--Take Back the Night Marches, Dyke Marches, SlutWalks, Women in Black Vigils, CODEPINK direct actions, the March for Women’s Lives, and the Million Mom March--the book explores the ways that women use gender to physically and affective transform public space, through a process of “holding space” for each other. Marching Dykes, Liberated Sluts, and Concerned Mothers is organized into three sections addressing key foci of feminist public demonstration: sexuality, war and militarism, ... More

Keywords: public demonstrations, feminist, women, public space, sexuality, citizenship, militarism, holding space

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780252041259
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252041259.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Currans, author
Eastern Michigan University