consciousness-raising


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consciousness-raising

n.
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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Overall, from statements of oppression, feminist manifestos, consciousness-raising and a series of issues surrounding sexuality, children, race, and class, this valuable anthology may well change the way many of us view radical feminism.
The political aspects of men's studies include: 1) consciousness-raising aspects, 2) polity of theories/perspectives advanced, and 3) possible emancipatory effect and consequences.
"Education and consciousness-raising of senior executives aim right at the jugular of this problem."
Hogeland examines the way 1970s feminist ideas both shaped and were spread by the decade's popular "consciousness-raising" (CR) novels.
It's time for all advocates of the soon-to-be-born assembly -- from the pro-referendum party leaders to the heads of government in Dublin, London and Washington -- to counter this fearmongering with a consciousness-raising campaign in which South Africa, El Salvador and others are held up as examples of the uncomfortable and difficult but critical business of creating a democratic and representative police service, and of moving imprisoned political leaders out of jail and into the process.
Led by Lucy Harrison of the Ontario Coalition for Social Justice, with union input from the autoworkers and public sector militants, this broad coalition has sponsored consciousness-raising activities and direct action events well in advance of April 19.
From its preoccupation with consciousness-raising and documentary realism (driven to a large extent by the nowdefunct Studio D), women's film culture in Canada has evolved into a banquet of diverse and rich offerings.
Thanks, however, to this magazine's recent work with the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging in developing a special section on issues of interest to AAHSA members, I've had my own consciousness-raising. At first it all sounds familiar: Big government programs, major budgetary shortfalls, proposed cutbacks, imperilled access - but we're talking here about the world of low-income supportive housing.
Consciousness-raising requires a clear definition of what is acceptable - and what is not.
I really wish it was broadcast in this country - it's thought-provoking and consciousness-raising.
No wonder The Creighton Group (TCG), a Los Angeles-based environmental consulting firm, is one small business making a big bundle during a period of environmental consciousness-raising. TCG expects to rake in at least $1 million this year by helping larger firms figure out and implement the ever-changing avalanche of federal, state and local recycling laws.
The project of this article is to trace one trajectory of feminist use and construction of experience from its definition through consciousness-raising and New Women's History to its position within feminist theory as influenced by poststructuralism.