Theorizing Feminisms A Reader

ISBN-10: 0195150090
ISBN-13: 9780195150094
Edition: 2005
List price: $81.95
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Description: Theorizing Feminisms provides a survey of approaches to theoretical issues raised by the quest for gender justice. It takes as its organising questions: What is sexist oppression? What ought to be done about it? The goal of the text is to provide an  More...

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List price: $81.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/24/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Theorizing Feminisms provides a survey of approaches to theoretical issues raised by the quest for gender justice. It takes as its organising questions: What is sexist oppression? What ought to be done about it? The goal of the text is to provide an overview of feminist reponses to, including a critique of, these questions. It is ideal for use in interdisciplinary feminist theory courses.

Elizabeth Hackett is at Agnes Scott College, Decatur. Sally Haslanger is at MIT.

Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction
Background Concepts
Introduction
Oppression
"Five Faces of Oppression"
Social Construction
"Gender and Social Construction: Who? What? When? Where? How?"
"The Social Construction of Disability"
"Anti-Essentialism and Intersectionality: Tools to Dismantle the Master's House"
Epistemic Position
"Stupidity 'Deconstructed'"
"The Politics of Black Feminist Thought"
"Cross-Cultural Connections, Border-Crossings, and 'Death by Culture'"
"The Problem of Speaking for Others"
General Approaches to Sex Oppression
Introduction
The Sameness Approach ("Humanist Feminism")
Theoretical Frames
The Subjection of Women (Chapter 1)
"Ar'n't I a Woman?"
The Second Sex (Introduction)
"Human Capabilities, Female Human Beings"
Contextual Studies
"Social Change on Behalf of Battered Women: Reforming the Criminal Justice System"
"More than 100 Million Women Are Missing"
"Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color"
The Difference Approach ("Gynocentric Feminism")
Theoretical Frames
"Humanism, Gynocentrism, and Feminist Politics"
"Women and Public Housekeeping"
"Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power"
"Who Is Your Mother? Red Roots of White Feminism"
"Moral Orientation and Moral Development"
Contextual Studies
"Why Women Need the Goddess: Phenomenological, Psychological, and Political Reflections"
"The Only Reason You Want to Go to Heaven Is That You Have Been Driven Out of Your Mind (Off Your Land and Out of Your Lover's Arms)"
"Notes Toward a Feminist Maternal Peace Politics"
"Women's Indigenous Knowledge and Biodiversity Conservation"
The Dominance Approach
Theoretical Frames
"Difference and Dominance: On Sex Discrimination"
"Desire and Power" and "Sex and Violence: A Perspective"
"Woman Suffrage"
"Foucault, Femininity, and the Modernization of Patriarchal Power"
"Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference"
Contextual Studies
"Confronting Pornography as a Civil-Rights Issue"
"False Promises: Feminist Antipornography Legislation"
"Willful Virgin or Do You Have to Be a Lesbian to Be a Feminist?"
"Seduced by Violence No More"
Localizing Approaches to Sex Oppression
Introduction
Postmodern Feminism
Theoretical Frames
"Social Criticism without Philosophy: An Encounter between Feminism and Postmodernism"
from Gender Trouble
"Postmodern Blackness"
Contextual Studies
"Fighting Bodies, Fighting Words: A Theory and Politics of Rape Prevention"
"Send in the Clowns"
"Material Girl: The Effacements of Postmodern Culture"
Feminist Identity Politics
Theoretical Frames
"The Race for Theory"
"A Black Feminist Statement"
"On Identity Politics"
Contextual Studies
"La Conciencia de la Mestiza: Towards a New Consciousness"
"Mama's Got the Blues: Rivals, Girlfriends, and Advisors"
"Punishing Drug Addicts Who Have Babies: Women of Color, Equality, and the Right of Privacy"
Feminist Allies?
Introduction
"Multiculturalism, Antiessentialism, and Radical Democracy: A Genealogy of the Current Impasse in Feminist Theory"
Postcolonial Theory
"Postcolonialism and Feminism"
"Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Gender, Race, and Morality in Colonial Asia"
Neo-materialist Theory
"Socialist Feminism and the Limits of Dual Systems Theory"
"Standing on Solid Ground: A Materialist Ecological Feminism"
Queer Theory
"Walking Our Talk"
"Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality"
"Against Proper Objects"
"Black (W)holes and the Geometry of Black Female Sexuality"

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