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Feminist thought : a more comprehensive introduction

Author: Rosemarie Tong
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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An illuminating guide to the diversity of feminism, 'Feminist Thought' continues to serve as the essential resource for students and thinkers who want to understand the theoretical origins and complexities of contemporary feminist debates.
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Tong, Rosemarie.
Feminist thought.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, c2009
(OCoLC)608844931
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemarie Tong
ISBN: 0813343755 9780813343754
OCLC Number: 156811918
Description: xi, 417 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : The diversity of feminist thinking --
Liberal feminism. Conceptual roots of liberal feminist thought and action ; Eighteenth-century thought : equal education ; Nineteenth-century thought : equal liberty ; Nineteenth-century action : the suffrage ; Twentieth-century action : equal rights ; Twentieth-century thought : sameness versus difference ; Contemporary directions in liberal feminism ; Critiques of liberal feminism ; Conclusion --Radical feminism : libertarian and cultural perspectives. Libertarian and cultural views on the sex/gender system ; Some libertarian views on gender ; Some cultural views on gender ; Sexuality, male domination, and female subordination ; The pornography debate ; The lesbianism controversy ; Reproduction, men, and women ; Libertarian and cultural views on mothering ; Critiques of radical-libertarian and radical-cultural feminism --
Marxist and socialist feminism : classical and contemporary. Some Marxist concepts and theories ; Classical Marxist feminism : general reflections ; Contemporary socialist feminism : general reflections ; Women's labor issues ; Critiques of Marxist and socialist feminism ; Conclusion --
Psychoanalytic feminism. Sigmund Freud ; Feminist critiques of Freud ; Early feminist appropriations of Freud ; Later feminist appropriations of Freud ; Psychoanalytic feminism : general reflections ; Conclusion --
Care-focused feminism. The roots of care-focused feminism ; Maternal ethics and the ethics of care ; Conclusion --
Multicultural, global, and postcolonial feminism. Multicultural feminism : general reflections ; Roots of multicultural feminism in the United States ; Interlocking sources of women's oppression ; Conceptual challenges for multicultural feminism ; Global and postcolonial feminism : general reflections ; Diversity and commonality ; Sexual/reproductive issues versus economic issues ; Knowing when to respect women's culture ; Conclusion --
Ecofeminism. Some roots of ecofeminism ; Ecofeminism : new philosophy or ancient wisdom? ; Tensions in nature : ecofeminist thought ; Spiritual ecofeminism ; Transformative ecofeminism ; Global ecofeminism ; Critiques of ecofeminism ; Conclusion --
Postmodern and third-wave feminism. Postmodernism/postmodern feminism : keynotes ; Critique of postmodern feminism ; Third-wave feminism ; Critique of third-wave feminism ; Conclusion.
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