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Title:
An introduction to feminism
Author:
Finlayson, Lorna, 1986- author.
ISBN:
9781107544826

9781107121041
Physical Description:
vi, 249 pages ; 25 cm
Series:
Cambridge introductions to philosophy

Cambridge introductions to philosophy.
Contents:
Introduction -- Feminist theory, feminist practice -- Outposts in your head: ideology, patriarchy and critique -- (De-)constructing coat-racks: feminism, sex and gender -- Whose story? -- Deeds not words -- Faces and facades -- Everyday rebellions: revolution in the private sphere -- The porn wars -- Among sisters: anarchism, socialism and feminism -- Not in our name: colonialism, capitalism and the co-option of feminism -- Goodbye to all that... .
Abstract:
"As well as providing a clear and critical introduction to the theory, this refreshing overview focuses on the practice of feminism with coverage of actions and activism, bringing the subject to life for newcomers as well as offering fresh perspectives for advanced students. Explanations of the main strands to feminism, such as liberalism, sit alongside an exploration of a range of approaches, such as radical, anarchist and Marxist feminism, and provide much-needed context against which more familiar historical themes may be understood. The author's borad and inclusive view conveys the diversity and disagreement within feminism with accessible clarity. The analysis of key terms equips readers with a critical understanding of the vocabulary of feminist debates that will be invaluable to undergraduate students." --back cover.
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As well as providing a clear and critical introduction to the theory, this refreshing overview focuses on the practice of feminism with coverage of actions and activism, bringing the subject to life for newcomers as well as offering fresh perspectives for advanced students. Explanations of the main strands to feminism, such as liberalism, sit alongside an exploration of a range of approaches, such as radical, anarchist and Marxist feminism, and provide much-needed context against which more familiar historical themes may be understood. The author's broad and inclusive view conveys the diversity and disagreement within feminism with accessible clarity. The analysis of key terms equips readers with a critical understanding of the vocabulary of feminist debates that will be invaluable to undergraduate students.


Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 Feminist theory, feminist practice
3 Outposts in your head: ideology, patriarchy and critique
4 (De-)constructing coat-racks: feminism, sex and gender
5 Whose story?
6 Deeds Not Words
7 Faces and facades
8 Everyday rebellions: revolution in the private sphere
9 The porn wars
10 Among sisters: anarchism, socialism and feminism
11 Not In Our Name: colonialism, capitalism and the co-option of feminism
12 Goodbye to all that...
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