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Four Volume Set
Edited by:
  • Mary Evans - London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK

October 2016 | 1 168 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The last forty years have seen a remarkable and sustained exploration of questions surrounding about gender and gender relations. Departments of women's studies, feminist studies, gender studies exist throughout the global north with considerable overlap between their curriculum but all exploring, in different ways, the difference that feminist politics, a politics of the public space, have made.

At its heart, this major work examines the central idea that feminism, as a politics of the public space, is an essential aspect of democratic society. The four volumes are organised to reflect and emphasise the repetition of themes within feminism and the cross-over between locations (whether geographical or intellectual) where feminism is discussed.

Volume One: The Imagination Feminism

Volume Two: Making Feminism

Volume Three: Locations of Feminism

Volume Four: Feminist Futures
Extract from The Book of the City of Ladies

Christine de Pizan
A Serious Proposal to the Ladies for the Advancement of Their True and Greatest Interest

Mary Astell
Mary Wollstonecraft and the Paradoxes of Feminism

Barbara Taylor
The Tragedy of Women's Emancipation

Emma Goldman
Why We Are Militant

Emmeline Pankhurst
Extract from Women: The Longest Revolution

Juliet Mitchell
The Ultimate Revolution

Shulamith Firestone
The Power of the Discourse and the Subordination of the Feminine

Luce Irigaray
I Am Your Sister: Black Women Organising across Sexualities

Audre Lorde
Re-thinking Sex and Gender

Christine Delphy
Alexandra Kollantai and Marxist Feminism

Jinee Lokaneeta
Telling Feminist Stories

Clare Hemmings
Feminism and Enlightenment Legacies

Kate Soper
The Trade in Women: Notes on the ‘Political Economy’ of Sex

Gayle Rubin
Review of White Lives: The Interplay of ‘Race’, Class and Gender in Everyday Life by Bridget Byrne

Vron Ware
Feminism’s History

Joan Wallach Scott
The Distractions of the Modern

John Jervis
Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Anti-Discrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory, and Antiracist Politics

Kimberle Crenshaw
Contingent Foundations: Feminism and the Question of “Postmodernism”

Judith Butler
Does Feminism Need a Conception of Civil Society?

Anne Phillips
Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving? Anthropological Reflections on Cultural Relativism and Its Others

Lila Abu-Lughod
‘Special Strengths for Their Own Special Duties’: Women, Higher Education and Gender Conservatism in Late Victorian Britain

Julia Bush
The Gendered Order of Caring

Kathryn Lynch and Maureen Lyons
Weaving Relational Webs: Theorizing Cultural Difference and Embodied Practice

Carolyn Pedwell
Feminism, Gender and Social Policy

Afiya S. Zia
‘Re-booting’ Is Not an Option: Toward Equitable Social and Economic Development

Stephanie Seguino
A Willfulness Archive

Sara Ahmed
Agency and Oppression: Two Views

Sumi Madhok
Intersectional and Cross Movement Politics and Policies: Reflections on Current Practices and Debates

Mieke Verloo
The 1964 Civil Rights Act and the “Sex” Amendment

Dorothy Sue Cobble
Christabel Pankhurst and the Smethwick Election: Right Wing Feminism, the Great War and the Ideology of Consumption

Nicoletta Gullace
Racism and Feminism: The Issue of Accountability

Bell Hooks
Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses

Chandra Mohanty
The Exile, the Nomad and the Migrant: Reflections on International Feminism

Rosi Braidotti
Feminist Longings and Postcolonial Conditions

Lila Abu-Lughod
What Will the Women Want Next?’ The Struggle for Power within the Family, 1925–1975

Stephen Cretney
I’m a Feminist but…“Other” Women and Postnational Feminism

Ien Ang
Transnational Feminism and the Struggle for Global Justice

Johanna Brenner
Between Particularism, Universalism and Transversalism: Reflections on the Politics of Location of European Feminist Research and Education

Nina Lykke
Scattered Speculations on the Subaltern and the Popular & Response

Gayatri Spivak
Author(iz)ing Agency: Feminist Scholars Making Sense of Women’s Involvement in Religious ‘Fundamentalist’ Movements

Sarah Bracke
Globalisation and Feminism: Opportunities and Obstacles for Activism in the Global Arena

Myra Marx Ferree
Heterosexualism and the Colonial/Modern Gender System

María Lugones
Postcolonial Subjectivity: Masculinity, Shame, and Memory

Amal Treacher
Who Defines ‘Mutilation’? Challenging Imperialism in the Discourse of Female Genital Cutting

Courtney Smith
Extract from Three Guineas

Virginia Woolf
Beyond the Politics of Location: The Power of Argument in a Global Era

Sylvia Walby
Histories of a Feminist Future

Elizabeth Grosz
A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology and Socialist Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century

Donna Haraway
Feminist Theory, Embodiment and the Docile Agent: Some Reflections on the Egyptian Islamic Revival

Saba Mahmood
On Being in Time with Feminism

Robyn Wiegman
Trans as Bodily Becoming: Rethinking the Biological as Diversity, Not Dichotomy

Riki Lane
Ecofeminism Revisited: Rejecting Essentialism and Re-placing Species in a Material Feminist Environmentalism

Greta Gaard
Rethinking the Interplay of Feminism and Secularism in a Neo-Secular Age

Niamh Reilly
‘Race’, Gender and Neoliberalism: Changing Visual Representations in Development

Kalpana Wilson
Conclusion from End of Equality

Beatrix Campbell
Rethinking Gender from the South

Raewyn Connell
Texturing Visibility: Opaque Femininities and Feminist Modernist Studies

Ilya Parkins

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ISBN: 9781473915985