Modern Feminist Thought

Modern Feminist Thought : From the Second Wave to Post Feminism

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This introduction provides a critical survey of the dominant trends in Anglo-American feminist thought since 1968. From the historical roots of second-wave feminism to current debates about feminist theory and politics, it sets out the different philosophies and political positions before relating them to feminism in the 1990s. Chapters analyse issues such as sexuality, representation, consciousness-raising and ideology from liberal, socialist, radical, blackand lesbian feminist perspectives. Current crises which threaten to divide the women's movement are discussed, such as 'men in feminism', postmodernism, and the notion of a backlash fuelled by detractors like Camille Paglia and Kate Roiphe.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 136 x 212 x 24mm | 381.02g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748606211
  • 9780748606214

Table of contents

Part 1 Generating the second wave: liberal feminism - the origins of the second wave; marxist/socialist feminism - reconstucting male radicalism; radical feminism - redefining politics; Lesbian feminism - exploding "Heteroreality"; black feminism - reimaging "Woman" and "Equality". Part 2 Crisis in feminism?: crisis in feminism? - feminist debates in the eighties and nineties; sites of fissure - putting the politics of personal to the test; men in feminism - feminism and postmodernism; identity crisis? - "Post-feminism", the media and "Feminist Superstars".show more

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! a good introduction to thesubject for a general reader. -- Aine Ni Leime ! a good introduction to thesubject for a general reader.show more

About Imelda Whelehan

Imelda Whelehan is Research Professor in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Tasmania.show more

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