Contemporary Feminist Theory and Activism : Six Global Issues / Edition 1

Contemporary Feminist Theory and Activism : Six Global Issues / Edition 1

by Wendy Lynne Lee
     
 

In this book, Wendy Lynne Lee sets out to demonstrate how feminist theorizing is relevant to issues that may seem less directly about the status and emancipation of women but that are vital, she argues, to forming connections with other important twenty-first century movements. Lee shows how a feminist approach to crafting these connections can shed light on the

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In this book, Wendy Lynne Lee sets out to demonstrate how feminist theorizing is relevant to issues that may seem less directly about the status and emancipation of women but that are vital, she argues, to forming connections with other important twenty-first century movements. Lee shows how a feminist approach to crafting these connections can shed light on the economic disparity and entrenched gender inequality of global markets; the role technology plays in our conception of reproductive rights, sexual identity, and gender; the rise of religious fanaticism; and the relationship between our conceptions of gender, nonhuman animals, and the environment. Timely, politically passionate, and forcefully argued, Contemporary Feminist Theory and Activism will reinvigorate feminist thought for the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551119045
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
12/30/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

I. Introduction: The Future(s) of Feminism
II. Sexual Identities: Institutionalized Discrimination, Medical/Technological Possibility, and the (Slow) Death of Binary Nature
III. Reproductive Technology and the Global Exploitation of Women's Sexuality
IV. Economic Disparity and the Global Market: Institutionalized Inequality
V. The Culture Industry, The Conceptual Economy of Difference, and the Allure of Religion: Feminist Discourses of Resistance
VI. Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism, and the "New" Anti-Feminism
VII. Ecological Feminism: A Critical Praxis for The Future as Now
VIII. Epilogue: Life as Activism

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