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consciousness-raising

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A process, as by group therapy, of achieving greater awareness of one's needs in order to fulfill one's potential as a person.
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Notably, eight of the stories have female protagonists, and half of this number, namely, "Too Unspeakable for Words," "Consciousness Raising," "No Tears," and "Learning to Tango," are narrated by the protagonists speaking their own truths on their own terms.
I begin by placing my inquiry in the context of the relatively new terrain of "sociology of emotion." I continue by tracing some of the historical social movement discourses and practices that come together to produce the "let's talk" mode of discussion as tenacious and wide-spread--an enduring "personal is political" discourse, feminist theories of emotion and care, and practices of consciousness raising and feminist therapy.
It is suggested that L2 learners, in particular, may require both consciousness raising and practice in recognizing the biases that exist in websites.
David Walker's Appeal: To the Coloured Citizens of the World, but in Particular, and Very Expressly, to Those of the United States of America (originally published in 1829, now available from Black Classic Press, reprint, 1993) is a great example of the power of consciousness raising by means of the book.
Meanwhile, feminist consciousness raising groups were flourishing in every major U.S.
"Their consciousness raising and civil rights movements were inspired by their knowledge of ours."
"Millennials," says Beale, "might look at politics and say 'these people sucks' whereas Gen Xers and baby boomers before them were more likely to say, 'Man, these people suck and the system sucks.'" The new attitude may make Millennials dangerously susceptible to that old utopian mantra: "If only we had the right people in charge ..." As Strauss observes, boomers and Gen Xers were "raised not to follow Hitler or Stalin; Millennials were a post consciousness raising generation"
Our aim: consciousness raising among creators of mass entertainment.
Consciousness raising as developed during the Women's Movement in the 1960s and 1970s reflects a tradition of coalition work that has been effaced from or simply ignored by dominant conceptualizations of coalition.
SWICA spokesman Steve Fletcher said, ``This year's MAS carnivals will be a unique combination of collective creativity and consciousness raising.''
In this second phase, those invited into private space are not strangers but sisters, and the invitation would be not so much into the bathroom, as into the kitchen, the bedroom, the nursery, the laundry room and onto the consciousness raising sofa, one day even onto the mattress.
With intelligence, pithiness and courage, Doris Anderson took Chatelaine, a typical women's magazine of the 1950s, and turned it into a dynamic instrument of coast-to-coast consciousness raising.