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Feminist Theory Today

Feminist Theory Today
An Introduction to Second-Wave Feminism

June 1995 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This stimulating text presents a concise and accessible introduction to feminist theory today. Covering all the major variants of feminist political thought, it offers a unique examination of the archive of modern feminist theory from the publication of The Feminine Mystique in 1963 to current postmodernist and legal feminist texts. It provides both an intellectual history and a political critique of contemporary feminism in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Judith Evans focuses on the divergence within, as well as between, feminist schools, and on protests from women marginalized by `the movement' - including those who are lesbian and those who are black.

Feminist Theory Today contends that the early feminist demand for radical equality has gone, contributing to its drastic undertheorization. While brilliantly reconceptualizing this concept, the author documents the changes in socialist feminism from its revolutionary origins to its current focus on modifying liberal democratic forms.

Equality and Difference in Feminist Thought
Early Liberalism
Feminism's First Equality

Essential Tensions? Liberal Feminism's Second Stage
Radical Equality
The Early Fire

Cultural Feminism
Feminism's First Difference

Woman's Kindness
Cultural Feminism's Second Face

Socialist Feminism
From Androgyny to Gynocentrism, Equality to Difference

The Postmodernist Challenge
The Legal Challenge
Conclusion and Afterthoughts

The information is rich and very good for those interested in the topic. However, the issues are a little outdated for the module taught. The format is not user friendly for my undergraduate students.

Very informative despite this!

Miss Amber Heaviside
Law, Bolton University
October 3, 2022

While some interesting chapters, the print is blurred on some pages which makes it difficult to follow. I have chosen not to adopt this book at this time as there are better out there.

Mrs Rebecca Rippon
Acute Adult Care, Chester University
August 3, 2022

Did not feel that it was appropriate to the level

Thelma Lackey
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Brighton University
June 10, 2015

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