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Fundamental Feminism: Contesting the Core Concepts of Feminist Theory / Edition 1

Fundamental Feminism: Contesting the Core Concepts of Feminist Theory / Edition 1

by Judith GrantJudith Grant
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In Fundamental Feminism, Judith Grant explores the evolution of feminist theory as well as the state of today's feminist thought. Pointing to the main problems within feminism, Grant calls for a substantial revision of the core concepts responsible for shaping today's feminist theory. Grant identifies and critiques three core concepts in feminist theory—"woman," "experience," and "personal politics"—from their origins in pamphlets and writings in the early women's liberation movement to their current construction in feminist thought. She connects a number of key debates in feminism today to the longstanding influence of these core assumptions. These debates include the hegemony of the white female perspective, the tension between anti-pornography and pro-sex feminists, and the challenges presented by postmodernism. Fundamental Feminism is provocative reading for anyone interested in the future of feminist theory and the power of feminist politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415908269
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/29/1993
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Judith Grant is professor of political science at Ohio University

Table of Contents

Table of Contents: Forward 1. Introduction 2. Inventing Feminist Theory 3. Feminist Strategies: From Core Concepts to Feminist Theory 4. Feminism and Epistemology 5 Feminism and Postmodernism 6. Solutions: A Basic outline of the Issues and Some Suggestions

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