Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction, Third Edition / Edition 3

Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction, Third Edition / Edition 3

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by Rosemarie Tong
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813343755

ISBN-13: 9780813343754

Pub. Date: 08/04/2008

Publisher: Westview Press


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, and ecofeminism. This third edition has been thoroughly reformulated and expanded to include the latest developments in feminist…  See more details below

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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, and ecofeminism. This third edition has been thoroughly reformulated and expanded to include the latest developments in feminist thought, including 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 links between postmodern feminism and third-wave feminism (Chapter 8). Key feminist theorists such as Judith Butler, Martha Nussbaum, and Eva Feder Kittay receive new or extended discussions. The 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.

Contents

Introduction: The Diversity of Feminist Thinking
1. Liberal Feminism
2. Radical Feminism: Libertarian and Cultural Perspectives
3. Marxist and Socialist Feminism: Classical and Contemporary
4. Psychoanalytic Feminism
5. Care-focused Feminism
6. Multicultural, Global, and Postcolonial Feminism
7. Ecofeminism
8. Postmodern and Third-wave Feminism
Conclusion: Margins and Centers

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813343754
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
08/04/2008
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
375,666
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction The Diversity of Feminist Thinking

1 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

2 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

3 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

4 Psychoanalytic Feminism

Sigmund Freud

Feminist Critiques of Freud

Early Feminist Appropriations of Freud

Later Feminist Appropriations of Freud

Psychoanalytic Feminism: General Reflections

5 Care-Focused Feminism

The Roots of Care-Focused Feminism

Maternal Ethics and the Ethics of Care

6 Multicultural, Global, and Postcolonial Feminism

Multicultural Feminism: General Reflections

Roots of Multicultural Feminism in the United States

Interlocking Sources of Women's Oppression

Conceptual Challengesfor Multicultural Feminism

Global and Postcolonial Feminism: General Reflections

Diversity and Commonality

Sexual/Reproductive Issues Versus Economic Issues

Knowing When to Respect Women's Culture

7 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

8 Postmodem and Third-Wave Feminism

Postmodernism/Postmodern Feminism: Keynotes

Critique of Postmodern Feminism

Third-Wave Feminism

Critique of Third-Wave Feminism

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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