Feminist Thought A More Comprehensive Introduction

ISBN-10: 0813343755

ISBN-13: 9780813343754

Edition: 4th 2008 (Revised)

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A clear, comprehensive, and indispensable introduction to the major traditions of feminist theory, Feminist Thought includes incisive, critical examinations of liberal feminism, radical feminism, Marxist and socialist feminism, psychoanalytic feminism, and ecofeminism. This third edition has been thoroughly reformulated and expanded to encompass recent developments in feminist thought. Particularly noteworthy are a new chapter on care-focused feminism (Chapter 5), an exploration of the connections of multicultural and global feminism with postcolonial feminism (Chapter 6), and a close consideration of the linkages between postmodern feminism and third-wave feminism (Chapter 8). Key feminist theorists such as Virginia Held, Judith Butler, Martha Nussbaum, and Eva Feder Kittay receive new or extended discussions. The much-expanded bibliography, organized by topics within chapters, provides an invaluable aid to further research. An illuminating guide to the diversity of feminism, Feminist Thought continues to serve as the essential resource for students and thinkers who want to understand the theoretical origins and complexities of contemporary feminist debates.
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Book details

List price: $47.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 8/5/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Diversity of Feminist Thinking
Liberal Feminism
Conceptual Roots of Liberal Feminist Thought and Action
Eighteenth-Century Thought: Equal Education
Nineteenth-Century Thought: Equal Liberty
Nineteenth-Century Action: The Suffrage
Twentieth-Century Action: Equal Rights
Twentieth-Century Thought: Sameness Versus Difference
Contemporary Directions in Liberal Feminism
Critiques of Liberal Feminism
Conclusion
Radical Feminism: Libertarian and Cultural Perspectives
Libertarian and Cultural Views on the Sex/Gender System
Some Libertarian Views on Gender
Some Cultural Views on Gender
Sexuality, Male Domination, and Female Subordination
The Pornography Debate
The Lesbianism Controversy
Reproduction, Men, and Women
Libertarian and Cultural Views on Mothering
Critiques of Radical-Libertarian and Radical-Cultural Feminism
Marxist and Socialist Feminism: Classical and Contemporary
Some Marxist Concepts and Theories
Classical Marxist Feminism: General Reflections
Contemporary Socialist Feminism: General Reflections
Women's Labor Issues
Critiques of Marxist and Socialist Feminism
Conclusion
Psychoanalytic Feminism
Sigmund Freud
Feminist Critiques of Freud
Early Feminist Appropriations of Freud
Later Feminist Appropriations of Freud
Psychoanalytic Feminism: General Reflections
Conclusion
Care-Focused Feminism
The Roots of Care-Focused Feminism
Maternal Ethics and the Ethics of Care
Conclusion
Multicultural, Global, and Postcolonial Feminism
Multicultural Feminism: General Reflections
Roots of Multicultural Feminism in the United States
Interlocking Sources of Women's Oppression
Conceptual Challenges for Multicultural Feminism
Global and Postcolonial Feminism: General Reflections
Diversity and Commonality
Sexual/Reproductive Issues Versus Economic Issues
Knowing When to Respect Women's Culture
Conclusion
Ecofeminism
Some Roots of Ecofeminism
Ecofeminism: New Philosophy or Ancient Wisdom?
Tensions in Nature: Ecofeminist Thought
Spiritual Ecofeminism
Transformative Ecofeminism
Global Ecofeminism
Critiques of Ecofeminism
Conclusion
Postmodern and Third-Wave Feminism
Postmodernism/Postmodern Feminism: Keynotes
Critique of Postmodern Feminism
Third-Wave Feminism
Critique of Third-Wave Feminism
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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