Feminist Theory A Reader

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ISBN-13: 9780073512358
Edition: 4th 2013
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List price: $170.67
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 1/9/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Feminist Theory: A Readerrepresents the history, intellectual breadth, and diversity of feminist theory. The selections are organized into six historical periods from the 18th century to the late 2000s and include key feminist manifestos to help readers see the link between feminist theory and application. The collection presents feminist through from its inception as the province of women of different races, classes, nationalities, and sexualities in order to demonstrate the continuity in feminist theory discussions. A lexicon of the debates- clear, concise explanations of twelve key concepts that characterize the development of feminist thought since its inception- provides a vocabulary of important feminist theory terms and puts that vocabulary in context.

Preface to the Fourth Edition
What is Feminist Theory? What is Feminism?
Reading Feminist Theory
"Feminism" "Feminist" from The Feminist Dictionary (1985)
"Womanist" from In Search of Our Mothers Gardens (1983)
"Not by Degrees: Feminist Theory and Education" (1979)
"The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House" (1979) from Sister/Outsider: Essays and Speeches (1984)
"Have We Got a Theory for You! Feminist Theory, Cultural Imperialism and the Demand for 'The, Woman's Voice'" (1983)
"What is Feminism?" (1986)
From Maternal Thinking (1985)
"Theory as Liberatory Practice" from Teaching to Transgress (1994)
"Contesting Cultures: 'Westernization,' Respect for Cultures, and Third-World Feminists" from Dislocating Cultures: Identities, Traditions, and Third-World Feminisms (1997)
1792-1920
1792-1920: Introduction
"The Changing Woman" (Navajo Origin Myth)
Chapters 2, 7, and; 13 from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792)
from Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the Condition of Women (1838)
"Declaration of Sentiments" from The History of Women's Suffrage (1848)
"Enfranchisement of Women" (1851)
"Ain't I a Woman?" (1851)
"Keeping the Thing Going While Things Are Stirring" (1867)
Chapters 2 and 4 from The Subjection of Women (1870)
Petition to Parliament against the Contagious Diseases Acts (1871)
Speech after Arrest for Illegal Voting (1872)
"The Elixir of Life, or, Why Do We Die?" (1873)"
"Why I Became a Woman's-Rights Man" from The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (1882)
from The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State (1884)
"The States of Woman in America" from A Voice of the South: By a Black Woman of the South (1892)
"Solitude of Self" (1892)
Chapter 7 and 14 from Women and Economics: A Study of the Economic Relation between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution (1898)
"The Progress of Colored Women" (1898)
"Lynch Law in America" (1900)
"The Traffic in Women," from Anarchism and Oilier Essays (1910)
"Girl Slaves of the Milwaukee Breweries" (1910)
"Working Woman and Mother" (1914)
"Now We Can Begin" (1919)
1920-1963
1920-1963: Introduction
"Birth Control-A Parent's Problem or Woman's?" from Woman and the New Race (1920)
"Womanliness as a Masquerade" (1929)
Chapters 2, 5, and 6 from A Room of One's Own (1929)
"The Dread of Woman: Observations on a Specific Difference in the Dread Felt by Men and by Women Respectively for the Opposite Sex" (1932)
"Sex and Temperament" from Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies (1935)
"Introduction" and Chapter 12 from The Second Sex (1949)
1963-1975
1963-1975: Introduction
"The Problem That Has No Name" from The Feminine Mystique (1963)
"The System at War with Itself" from Purity and Danger (1966)
National Organization for Women, "Statement of Purpose" (1966)
From SCUM Manifesto (1967)
"Theory of Sexual Politics" from Sexual Politics (1969)
Redstockings, "Redstockings Manifesto" (1969)
"An Argument for Black Women's Liberation as a Revolutionary Force" (1969)
"The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm" (1970)
"The Liberation of Black Women" (1970)
Radicalesbians, "The Woman-Identified Woman" (1970)
Older Women's League, "Why OWL (Older Women's Liberation)?" (1970)
"Is Female to Male as Nature Is to Culture?" (1974)
"Not for Lesbians Only" (1975)
"The Laugh of the Medusa" (1975)
"Conclusion: Women's Liberation in Muslim Countries" from Beyond the Veil: Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society (1975)
1975-1985
1975-1985: Introduction
"The Traffic in Women: Notes on the 'Political Economy' of Sex" (1975)
"Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema" (1975)
"Chicana Feminism" (1976)
"What Became of God the Mother? Conflicting Images of God in Early Christianity" (1976)
"A Black Feminist Statement" (1977)
"This Sex Which Is Not One" (1977)
"The Sexual Sociology of Adult Life" from The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender (1978)
"The Metapatriarchal Journey of Exorcism and Ecstasy" from GynEcology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism (1978)
"Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference" (1984)
"The Straight Mind" (1978)
"Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence" (1980)
"The Unhappy Marriage of Marxism and Feminism: Towards a More Progressive Union" (1981)
"Asian Pacific American Women and Feminism" (1981)
"Foreword" from This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (1981)
"Images of Relationship" from In a Different Voice (1982)
"Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses" (1984)
"Pleasure and Danger: Toward a Politics of Sexuality" (1984)
1985-1995
1985-1995: Introduction
"A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century" (1985)
"The Woman Question in Science to the Science Question in Feminism" (1986)
"Jewish Memory from a Feminist Perspective" (1986)
"La Conciencia de la Mestiza: Towards a New Consciousness" (1987)
"Cultural Feminism versus Post-Structuralism: The Identity Crisis in Feminist Theory" (1988)
"Does a Sex Have a History?" from "Am I That Name?" Feminism and the Category of "Woman" in History (1988)
"Deconstructing Equality-versus-Difference: or, The Uses of Poststructuralist Theory for Feminism" (1988)
"Development, Ecology and-Women" (1989)
"The Ecology of Feminism and the Feminism of Ecology" (1989)
"Sexuality" from Toward a Feminist Theory of the State (1989)
"The Theoretical Subject(s) of This Bridge Called My Back and Anglo-American Feminism" (1990)
From Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990)
From Black Feminist Thought (1990)
From The Sexual Politics of Meat (1990)
"Outcast Mothers and Surrogates: Racism and Reproductive Politics in the Nineties" (1991)
"Becoming the Third Wave" (1992)
"The Body and the Reproduction of Femininity" from Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body (1994)
"Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action" (1995)
"Mothers of Our Nations: Indigenous Women Address the World" (1995)
1995-2012
1995-2012: Introduction
"Riot Grrrl Philosophy" (1995)
"Femmenism" (1995)
"Intersectionality and Identity Politics: Learning from Violence against Women of Color" (1997)
Halberstam, "An Introduction to Female Masculinity" from Female Masculinity (1998)
"When Soldiers Rape" from Maneuvers: the International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives (2000)
"Should There Be Only Two Sexes?" from Sexing the Body (2000)
"Third Wave Manifesta" from Manifesta (2000)
"Integrating Disability, Transforming Feminist Theory" (2001)
"Beside Oneself: On the Limits of Sexual Autonomy" from Undoing Gender (2004)
"The Subject of Freedom" from The Politics of Piety (2005)
"Native American Feminism, Sovereignty, and Social Change" (2005)
"Trans woman Manifesto" (2007)
"When Species Meet: Introductions" from When Species Meet (2008)
"Feminism, Capitalism and the Cunning of History" (2009)
"Cartographies of Knowledge and Power: Transnational Feminism as Radical Praxis" (2010)
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