Feminist Theory: A Reader

Author: Frances Bartkowski,Wendy Kolmar

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073512358

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

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Feminist Theory: A Reader represents the history, intellectual breadth, and diversity of feminist theory. The selections are organized into six historical periods from the 18th century to the late 2000s and include key feminist manifestos to help readers see the link between feminist theory and application. The collection presents feminist through from its inception as the province of women of different races, classes, nationalities, and sexualities in order to demonstrate the continuity in feminist theory discussions. A lexicon of the debates- clear, concise explanations of twelve key concepts that characterize the development of feminist thought since its inception- provides a vocabulary of important feminist theory terms and puts that vocabulary in context.

Feminist Theory Reader

Local and Global Perspectives

Author: Carole R. McCann,Seung-kyung Kim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317397886

Category: Social Science

Page: 688

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The fourth edition of the Feminist Theory Reader continues to challenge readers to rethink the complex meanings of difference outside of contemporary Western feminist contexts. This new edition contains a new subsection on intersectionality. New readings turn readers’ attention to current debates about violence against women, sex work, care work, transfeminisms, and postfeminism. The fourth edition also continues to expand the diverse voices of transnational feminist scholars throughout, with particular attention to questions of class. Introductory essays at the beginning of each section bring the readings together, provide historical and intellectual context, and point to critical additional readings. Five core theoretical concepts—gender, difference, women’s experiences, the personal is political, and intersectionality—anchor the anthology’s organizational framework. New to this edition, text boxes in the introductory essays add excerpts from the writings of foundational theorists that help define important theoretical concepts, and content by Dorothy Sue Cobble, Cathy Cohen, Emi Koyama, Na Young Lee, Angela McRobbie, Viviane Namaste, Vrushali Patil, and Jasbir Puar.

Contemporary Feminist Theory

A Text/reader

Author: Mary Frances Rogers

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 504

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This text aims to provide an introduction to contemporary feminist theory. It is organized around substantive topics and issues rather than conventional categories of feminist thinking and aims to convey the breadth and depth of feminist theorizing, demonstrating the intersections and eclecticism that have become its hallmark. The book offers a strong multicultural dimension, integrating diversity within the discussion of substantive topics and 28 readings are provided, written by feminist theorists from a variety of disciplines.

Feminist Postcolonial Theory

A Reader

Author: Reina Lewis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136785191

Category: Philosophy

Page: 544

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Feminism and postcolonialism are allies, and the impressive selection of writings brought together in this volume demonstrate how fruitful that alliance can be. Reina Lewis and Sara Mills have assembled a brilliant selection of thinkers, organizing them into six categories: "Gendering Colonialism and Postcolonialism/Radicalizing Feminism," "Rethinking Whiteness," "Redefining the 'Third World' Subject," "Sexuality and Sexual Rights," "Harem and the Veil," and "Gender and Post/colonial Relations." A bibliography complements the wide-ranging essays. This is the ideal volume for any reader interested in the development of postcoloniality and feminist thought.

Feminist Literary Theory

A Reader

Author: Mary Eagleton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405183136

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 392

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Now in its third edition, Feminist Literary Theory remains the most comprehensive, single volume introduction to a vital and diverse field Fully revised and updated to reflect changes in the field over the last decade Includes extracts from all the major critics, critical approaches and theoretical positions in contemporary feminist literary studies Features a new section, Writing 'Glocal', which covers feminism's dialogue with postcolonial, global and spatial studies Revised chapter introductions provide readers with helpful contextual information while extensive notes offer recommendations for further reading

Cybersexualities

a reader on feminist theory cyborgs and cyberspace

Author: Jenny Wolmark

Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780748611171

Category: Computers

Page: 374

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Cyberspace, the cyborg and cyberpunk have given feminists new imaginative possibilities for thinking about embodiment and identity in relation to technology. This is the first anthology of the key essays on these potent metaphors. Divided into three sections (Technology, Embodiment and Cyberspace; Cybersubjects: Cyborgs and Cyberpunks; Cyborg Futures), the book addresses different aspects of the human-technology interface. The extensive introduction surveys the ways cyborg and cyberspace metaphors have been used in relation to current critical theory and indicates the context for the specific essays. This is an invaluable guide for students studying any aspects of contemporary theory and culture.

The Second Wave

A Reader in Feminist Theory

Author: Linda J. Nicholson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415917612

Category: Philosophy

Page: 414

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The Second Wave collects many of the major essays of feminist theory of the past forty years, essays by the figures who have made key contributions to feminist theory during this period and have generated extensive discussion. Organized historically, these essays provide a sense of the major turning points in feminist theory. Contributors include: Norma Alarcon, Linda Alcoff, Michele Barrett, Elsa Barkley Brown, Judith Butler, Nancy Chodorow, Patricia Hill Collins, Simone de Beauvoir, Shulamith Firestone, Nancy Fraser, Carol Gilligan, Heidi Hartmann, Nancy C. M. Hartsock, Luce Irigaray, Catharine MacKinnon, Uma Narayan, Linda Nicholson, Ellen Rooney, Gayle Rubin, Gayatri Spivak, Wendy W. Williams and Monique Wittig.

A Concise Companion to Feminist Theory

Author: Mary Eagleton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 140514307X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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The Concise Companion to Feminist Theory introduces readers to the broad scope of feminist theory over the last 35 years. Introduces readers to the broad scope of feminist theory over the past 35 years. Guides students along the cutting edge of current feminist theory. Suitable for students and scholars of all fields touched by feminist thought. Covers an exceptionally broad range of disciplines, discourses and feminist positions. Organised around concepts rather than schools of feminism.

Feminist Film Theory

A Reader

Author: Sue Thornham

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814782442

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 361

View: 9239

For the past twenty-five years, cinema has been a vital terrain on which feminist debates about culture, representation, and identity have been fought. This anthology charts the history of those debates, bringing together the key, classic essays in feminist film theory. Feminist Film Theory maps the impact of major theoretical developments on this growing field-from structuralism and psychoanalysis in the 1970s, to post-colonial theory, queer theory, and postmodernism in the 1990s. Covering a wide range of topics, including oppressive images, "woman" as fetishized object of desire, female spectatorship, and the cinematic pleasures of black women and lesbian women, Feminist Film Theory is an indispensable reference for scholars and students in the field. Contributors include Judith Butler, Carol J. Clover, Barbara Creed, Michelle Citron, Mary Ann Doane, Teresa De Lauretis, Jane Gaines, Christine Gledhill, Molly Haskell, bell hooks, Claire Johnston, Annette Kuhn, Julia Lesage, Judith Mayne, Tania Modleski, Laura Mulvey, B. Ruby Rich, Kaja Silverman, Sharon Smith, Jackie Stacey, Janet Staiger, Anna Marie Taylor, Valerie Walkerdine, and Linda Williams.

Feminist Theory and the Body

A Reader

Author: Janet Price,Margrit Shildrick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351567098

Category: Social Science

Page: 504

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Toward a Feminist Theory of the State

Author: Catharine A. MacKinnon

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674896468

Category: Philosophy

Page: 330

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"Toward a Feminist Theory of the State" presents Catharine MacKinnon's powerful analysis of politics, sexuality, and the law from the perspective of women. Using the debate over Marxism and feminism as a point of departure, MacKinnon develops a theory of gender centered on sexual subordination and applies it to the state. The result is an informed and compelling critique of inequality and a transformative vision of a direction for social change.

Feminist Theory

A Philosophical Anthology

Author: Ann Cudd,Robin Andreasen

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405116602

Category: Philosophy

Page: 452

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Feminist Theory: A Philosophical Anthology addresses seven philosophically significant questions regarding feminism, its central concepts of sex and gender, and the project of centering women’s experience. Topics include the nature of sexist oppression, the sex/gender distinction, how gender-based norms influence conceptions of rationality, knowledge, and scientific objectivity, feminist ethics, feminst perspectives on self and autonomy, whether there exist distinct feminine moral perspectives, and what would comprise true liberation. Features an introductory overview illustrating the development of feminism as a philosophical movement Contains both classic and contemporary sources of feminist thought, including selections by Mary Wollstonecraft, John Stuart Mill, Simone de Beauvior, Kate Millett, bell hooks, Marilyn Frye, Martha Nussbaum, Louise Antony, Sally Haslanger, Helen Longino, Marilyn Friedman, Catharine MacKinnon, and Drucilla Cornell.

Feminist Thought

A More Comprehensive Introduction

Author: Rosemarie Tong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429974876

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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A classic resource on feminist theory, Feminist Thought offers a clear, comprehensive, and incisive introduction to the major traditions of feminist theory, from liberal feminism, radical feminism, and Marxist and socialist feminism to care-focused feminism, psychoanalytic feminism, and ecofeminism. The fifth edition has been thoroughly revised, and now includes a new chapter on Third Wave and Third Space Feminism. Also added to this edition are significantly expanded discussions on women of color feminisms, psychoanalytic and care feminisms, as well as new examinations of queer theory, LGBTQ and trans feminism.Learning tools like end-of-chapter discussion questions and the bibliography make Feminist Thought an essential resource for students and thinkers who want to understand the theoretical origins and complexities of contemporary feminist debates.

Theorizing Feminisms

A Reader

Author: Elizabeth Hackett,Sally Anne Haslanger

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195150094

Category: Philosophy

Page: 564

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Providing a survey of approaches to theoretical issues raised by the quest for gender justice, this text is for use in interdisciplinary feminist theory courses. With an aim to provide an overview of feminist responses to, including a critique of these questions, its organising questions are: What is sexist oppression? What must be done about it?

Issues in Feminist Film Criticism

Author: Patricia Erens

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253319647

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 450

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"This anthology makes it abundantly clear that feminist film criticism is flourishing and has developed dramatically since its inception in the early 1970s." -- Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism Erens brings together a wide variety of writings and methodologies by U.S. and British feminist film scholars. The twenty-seven essays represent some of the most influential work on Hollywood film, women's cinema, and documentary filmmaking to appear during the past decade and beyond. Contributors include Lucie Arbuthnot, Linda Artel, Pam Cook, Teresa de Lauretis, Mary Ann Doane, Elizabeth Ellsworth, Lucy Fischer, Jane Gaines, Mary C. Gentile, Bette Gordon, Florence Jacobowitz, Claire Johnston, E. Ann Kaplan, Annette Kuhn, Julia Lesage, Judith Mayne, Sonya Michel, Tania Modleski, Laura Mulvey, B. Ruby Rich, Gail Seneca, Kaja Silverman, Lori Spring, Jackie Stacey, Maureen Turim, Diane Waldman, Susan Wengraf, Linda Williams, and Robin Wood.

Feminist Literary Theory and Criticism

A Norton Reader

Author: Sandra M. Gilbert,Susan Gubar

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393927900

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 997

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With selections by more than 100 writers and scholars, the Reader is an ideal companion for literature surveys where critical and theoretical texts are featured, as well as a rich, flexible core text for advanced courses in feminist theory and criticism. The Reader can be packaged with the Norton Anthology of Literature by Women, Third Edition, at a substantial discount.

Women, Autobiography, Theory

A Reader

Author: Sidonie Smith,Julia Watson

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299158446

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 526

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The first comprehensive guide to the burgeoning field of women's autobiography. Essays from 39 prominent critics and writers explore narratives across the centuries and from around the globe. A list of more than 200 women's autobiographies and a comprehensive bibliography provide invaluable information for scholars, teachers, and readers.

Feminist Manifestos

A Global Documentary Reader

Author: Penny A. Weiss

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479894532

Category: Political Science

Page: 704

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A wide-reaching collection of groundbreaking feminist documents from around the world. Feminist Manifestos is an unprecedented collection of 150 documents from feminist organizations and gatherings in over 50 countries over the course of three centuries. In the first book of its kind, the manifestos are shown to contain feminist theory and recommend actions for change, and also to expand our very conceptions of feminist thought and activism. Covering issues from political participation, education, religion and work to reproduction, violence, racism, and environmentalism, the manifestos together challenge simplistic definitions of gender and feminist movements in exciting ways. In a wide-ranging introduction, Penny Weiss explores the value of these documents, especially how they speak with and to each other. In addition, an introduction to each individual document contextualizes and enhances our understanding of it. Weiss is particularly invested in how communities work together toward social change, which is demonstrated through her choice to include only collectively authored texts. By assembling these documents into an accessible volume, Weiss reveals new possibilities for social justice and ways to advocate for equality. A unique and inspirational collection, Feminist Manifestos expands and evolves our understanding of feminism through the self-described agendas of women from every ethnic group, religion, and region in the world.

Heterosexuality

A Feminism & Psychology Reader

Author: Sue Wilkinson,Celia Kitzinger

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446229576

Category: Feminism

Page: 288

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Heterosexuality is generally taken for granted, seldom explicitly addressed. Rarely has it been the focus of sustained theory. This Reader is a forum for the analysis of heterosexuality as it relates to feminism and psychology. Leading feminists, psychologists and activists explore the personal and political implications of heterosexuality and of heterosexuality as an institution. They consider the extent to which feminism and heterosexuality are compatible and the complex interrelationships between sexual behaviour, categories and identities. Acknowledging the interactions between heterosexism and other oppressions, they point to the contradictions between heterosexual desire and heterosexual coercion, between heterosexual privilege and women's traditional role within the family. This Reader is based on articles published in the first three volumes of "Feminism & Psychology," particularly the Special Issue on Heterosexuality (Volume 2 Number 3, October 1992) and also includes eight specially-commissioned pieces.

Feminist Theory, Fourth Edition

The Intellectual Traditions

Author: Josephine Donovan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441168303

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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This first major study of feminist theory, which is revised and completely reset, now takes the reader into the twentieth century.