Feminist Theory

Feminist Theory : From Margin to Center

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Feminist Theory established bell hooks as one of international feminism's most challenging and influential voices. This edition includes a preface by the author, reflecting on the book's impact and the development of her ideas since it was first published. In this beautifully written and carefully argued work, hooks maintains that mainstream feminism's reliance on white, middle-class, and professional spokeswomen obscures the involvement, leadership, and centrality of women of colour and poor women in the movement for women's liberation. Hooks argues that feminism's goal of seeking credibility and acceptance on already existing ground - rather than demanding the lasting and more fundamental transformation of society - has short-changed the movement.A sweeping examination of the core issues of sexual politics, Feminist Theory argues that contemporary feminists must acknowledge the full complexity and diversity of women's experience to create a mass movement to end women's oppression.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 136 x 210 x 18mm | 240.41g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • notes, references, bibliography, index
  • 0745316638
  • 9780745316635
  • 243,036

Table of contents

Abbreviations Introduction 1. The Subversive Image 2. Inner Experience 3. Sovereignty 4. The Tears of Eros 5. The Accursed Share Conclusion Notes and References Bibliography Indexshow more

Review quote

'An intelligently critical, inclusive, personal and very accessible feminist polemic' -- Theory.orgshow more

About Bell Hooks

bell hooks is the author of numerous critically acclaimed and influential books on the politics of race, gender, class, and culture. She is the author of several other books, including Ain't I a Woman (Pluto Press 1987), Feminist Theory (Pluto Press 2000), Sisters of the Yam, Black Looks, Yearning, Talking Back, and Breaking Bread (with Cornel West). She is currently Professor of English at City College, City University of New York.show more

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