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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, c2009
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|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.
"The third edition of "Feminist Thought" is an invaluable guide to all scholars and students of feminist theories. It provides a comprehensive overview of the richly diverse set of perspectives that