Introducing Contemporary Feminist Thought

Introducing Contemporary Feminist Thought

by Mary Evans

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Introducing Contemporary Feminist Thought by Mary Evans

This 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.

In a wide-ranging discussion, Evans argues that most accounts of the world since the Enlightenment have been constructed in terms of a distinction between the public and the private which excluded women. Using both historical and more recent examples, she examines the breadth and complexity of feminist thinking, focusing on key themes such as the body, representation, engendering knowledge, and the relationship between women and the state.

Evans argues that feminist thought seeks less to add to existing theory than to re-theorize the social and symbolic worlds; no contemporary account of these worlds, she suggests, is complete without a discussion of the implications of gender difference.

This book offers a clear and coherent guide to contemporary feminism for students of women's studies, gender studies, sociology, social theory and literary theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780745666235
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/03/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 428 KB

About the Author

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

Table of Contents



1. Enter Women.

2. Public and Private: Women and the State.

3. Engendering Knowledge.

4. Representation.

5. The Body.

6. Feminism and the Academy.

7. Worlds of Difference?.




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