Table of Contents:
  • Part I. Transforming the female tradition
  • 1. Mothers and daughters
  • 2. Rising expectations and shattered dreams
  • Part II. Rejecting the authoritarian family
  • 3. Searching for a politics of personal life
  • 4. Daughters against parents
  • 5. The nigilistka as radical: an unequal partnership
  • Part III. Choosing a public commitment
  • 6. From feminism to radicalism
  • 7. Heroines and martyrs
  • 8. Finding a legitimate outlet
  • 9. Morality becomes absolutism
  • 10. The personal versus the political
  • Conclusion: a mixed legacy.