Introducing Contemporary Feminist Thought


This new introductory textbook offers a concise and lucid account of the main developments in contemporary feminist thinking, and demonstrates the centrality of feminist thought to all areas of intellectual enquiry.
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This new introductory textbook offers a concise and lucid account of the main developments in contemporary feminist thinking, and demonstrates the centrality of feminist thought to all areas of intellectual enquiry.
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"This is a compelling and elegantly written book, focusing on the main areas of feminist thinking from the early 1970s up to the present day. Mary Evans departs from other writing on feminist thought, by avoiding sterile debates which categorize feminism into different perspectives. Instead, she charts the changing nature of feminist ideas into a number of key themes, demonstrating both their wide-ranging and interdisciplinary character. The book shows how feminism has been a simultaneously destabilizing and creative force in intellectual and political life, arguing that it holds rich possibilities for rethinking our social worlds. Introducing Contemporary Feminist Thought is at the cutting edge of feminist work in the area and will be crucial reading for those wishing to understand contemporary debates and how they have evolved historically." Mary Maynard, The University of York

"Mary Evans has provided a wide-ranging interdisciplinary snapshot of the history of western feminism over the last twenty years. She draws on a wealth of sources and locates many of the texts that were influential in western feminism in their historical context. As such, the book will be a useful addition to the range of texts available for the beginning student of women's studies." Women's Philosophy Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745614762
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/15/1991
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Evans is Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Kent, Canterbury.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Enter Women 4
2 Public and Private: Women and the State 24
3 Engendering Knowledge 44
4 Representation 65
5 The Body 85
6 Feminism and the Academy 106
7 Worlds of Difference? 123
Notes 139
Bibliography 149
Index 163
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