Women's Political and Social Thought : An Anthology
"...a wide array of time periods, cultures, and formats..." -Library Journal The first collection of source readings of women's important writings in political and social theory from ancient times to the twentieth century. From Sappho of Lesbos to Mary Wollstonecraft and from Jane Addams to Simone Weil, these works fill a major gap in materials available for teaching the history of political thought and opens paths for exploring the rich and diverse contributions of women as creators of theory.
- Paperback | 472 pages
- 178.3 x 254 x 30.7mm | 905.72g
- 01 Jan 2001
- Indiana University Press
- Bloomington, IN, United States
- 1 bibliog., 1 index
About Hilda L. Smith
Berenice A. Carroll is Director of the Women's Studies Program and Professor of Political Science at Purdue University and Professor Emerita at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her books and articles include Design for Total War: Arms and Economics in the Third Reich; Liberating Women's History: Theoretical and Critical Essays; "The Politics of 'Originality': Women and the Class System of the Intellect"; and "Christine de Pizan and the Origins of Peace Theory." Hilda L Smith is Professor of History at the University of Cincinnati. She is author of Reason's Disciples: Seventeenth Century English Feminists, co-compiler with Susan Cardinale of Women and the Literature of the Seventeenth Century: An Annotated Bibliography Based on Wing's Short Title Catalogue and editor of Women Writers and the Early Modern British Political Tradition.
Table of contents
Contents Preface Acknowledgments Notes on the Text Introduction, by Berenice A. Carroll Part One. Ancient and Medieval Writings Enheduanna (ca. 2300 B.C.E.) Nin-me-sar-ra [Lady of All the Me's] Sappho (6th century B.C.E.) Selected fragments and verse renditions Diotima (ca. 400 B.C.E.) The discourse on Eros (from Plato, The Symposium) Sei Shonagon (ca. 965-1015) The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon (ca. 994) Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) Letters (1376) The Dialogue (1378) Christine de Pizan (1364-1430) The Book of the Body Politic (1407) Part Two. Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Writings Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1623?-1673) Poems and Fancies (1653) Philosophical and Physical Opinions (1655) Orations of Divers Sorts (1662) Sociable Letters (1664) Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (1648?-1695) First Dream (1685) The letter of Sor Philothea [Bishop of Puebla] (1690) The Reply to Sor Philothea (1691) Mary Astell (1666-1731) A Serious Proposal to the Ladies, Part I (1694) Part II (1697) Some Reflections Upon Marriage (1700) An Impartial Enquiry Into the Causes of Rebellion and Civil War in this Kingdom... (1704) Phillis Wheatley (1753?-1784) Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (1773) Other writings (1774-1778) Olympe de Gouges (1748-1793) Reflections on Black Slavery and other writings (1788-1790) Declaration of the Rights of Woman (1791) Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) A Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790) Part Three: Nineteenth Century Writings Angelina Grimke (1805-1879) and Sarah Grimke (1792-1873) Appeal to the Christian Women of the South (Angelina Grimke, 1836) Letters on the Equality of the Sexes (Sarah Grimke, 1838) Flora Tristan (1803-1844) The Workers' Union (1843) Josephine Elizabeth Grey Butler (1828-1906) The Constitution Violated (1871) Government by Police (1879) Native Races and the War (1900) Vera Figner (1852-1942) Trial defense statement (1884) and other excerpts from: Memoirs of a Revolutionist (1927) E. Pauline Johnson [Tekahionwake] (1861-1913) The White Wampum (1894) A Red Girl's Reasoning (1893) Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) Southern Horrors (1892) A Red Record (1895) Part Four: Twentieth Century Writings Jane Addams (1860-1935) Democracy and Social Ethics (1902) Newer Ideals of Peace (1906) Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880-1932) Sultana's Dream (1905) Rosa Luxemburg (1870-1919) The Mass Strike, the Party, and the Trade Unions (1906) The Accumulation of Capital (1913) On the Tasks of International Social Democracy (1915) Virginia Woolf (1883-1941) Three Guineas (1938) Ding Ling (1904-1985) When I was in Xia Village (1941) Thoughts on March 8 (1942) Simone Weil (1909-1943) Reflections Concerning the Causes of Liberty and Social Oppression (1934) Emma Mashinini (1929- ) Strikes Have Followed Me All My Life (1989) Selected Bibliography