Introducing contemporary feminist thought ebook, 1997. Revisiting feminist matters in the postlinguistic turn. Sage reference contemporary feminist theory sage knowledge. Download citation contemporary feminist theory feminist theory in the late twentieth and early. Eschewing traditional typologies of feminism liberal, socialist and radical feminism it explores the ways in which very different theorists theorize feminism, and conceptualize sex, gender and sexuality. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read introducing contemporary feminist thought.
The book acknowledges and intends to celebrate the variety of feminist perspectives which have developed throughout womens history, taking as. Contemporary feminist theories edinburgh university press. Her good looks and quick, humorous responses made her the medias favorite spokesperson for feminism, but she was often attacked by the radical elements in the womens movement for being too middleclassoriented. It provides a nonuscentric introduction to gender studies, covering topics like 19thcentury african, chinese, and arab movements, and foregrounds black and indigenous feminisms. Above and beyond postfeminist critiques, third wave feminism has attracted much criticism. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading introducing contemporary feminist thought.
Introducing contemporary feminist thought by mary evans is. It aims to understand the nature of gender inequality. Introducing contemporary feminist thought ebook by mary evans. Contemporary feminist thought tends to dismiss generalizations about sex and gender e. It examines womens and mens social roles, experiences, interests, chores, and feminist politics in a variety of fields, such as anthropology and sociology, communication, media studies, psychoanalysis, home economics, literature. Feminist therapy is not only personal but, like feminism, political in nature. Introducing contemporary feminist thought by mary evans. This textbook introduction to current feminist theories maps the development of feminist thought and suggests future directions.
Scripture, god, women and the church, spirituality, and ecology. In association with blackwell publishers 1997 abstract this book offers a clear and coherent guide to contemporary feminism for students of womens studies, gender studies, sociology, social theory and literary. Mary evans, introducing contemporary feminist thought 1997 outlining the developments in feminist thought. The triumvirate mentioned above all stood, in various ways, for a rejection of bourgeois, conventional thought. This introductory textbook offers a concise and lucid account of the main developments in contemporary feminist thinking, and demonstrates the centrality of feminist thought to all areas of intellectual enquiry. Introducing feminist theology by beck, shawn sanford. The companion is divided into three parts, dealing with theory, concepts and issues. It focuses on diversity, gender issues and sexism, and is committed to both individual and social change. Although womens movements in the 1960s and 1970s sparked a contemporary feminist criticism, texts that were written much earlier call for a certain feminis. In this chapter, i sketch some recent developments in feminist thought and present these alongside john deweys work to assess what place pragmatism might assume in debates on contemporary, postlinguistic turn feminism.
Mary evans this introductory textbook offers a concise and lucid account of the main developments in contemporary feminist thinking, and demonstrates the centrality of feminist thought to all areas of. Curtis i remember sitting with a mentor discussing my concerns about the discussion sections i would be leading as a graduate teaching assistant in the upcoming semester. As long as gender inequality and oppression exists, feminism and feminist thought will continue to matter to millions of people throughout the world. Part i provides a brilliant synthesis of the nature of theology, its relation to philosophy, a comparison of past and present approaches, and the nature of theological method.
This introductory textbook offers a concise and lucid account of the main developments in contemporary feminist thinking, and demonstrates the centrality of. This section presents challenges to the supposedly stable categories of classical theory by introducing the work of critical race, feminist, and postcolonial scholars, beginning with an essay looking at how the digital divide shapes the knowledge we find on the internet webs of knowledge in the digital divide. Similarly, feminist psychoanalytic perspectives such as nancy chodorows 1978 or jessica benjamins 1988, 1995 introduce conceptual and political. As a tool to facilitate class discussion, it may often also be too rudimentary in telling too few stories or developing too few case studies to reconstitute essential fractures or tensions in contemporary feminist thought or robust talking points that students could bring to class without the lesson plan of the instructor. A feminist inquiry into international law and international. Introducing later chapters of feminist legal theory. Introduction to women, gender, sexuality studies open. For an overview of the history of feminist thought see. Children, the environment and media power, the end of knowing. Important topics for feminist theory and politics include. Introducing contemporary feminist thought lse research. Feminist criticism dates back to well before our time.
Moreover, feminist intellectuals continue to develop cuttingedge and nuanced understandings of the social world that enrich the power and possibilities of social theory writ large. Introducing contemporary feminist thought kindle edition. Introducing contemporary feminist thought ebook by mary. In association with blackwell publishers 1997 abstract this book offers a clear and coherent guide to. An introduction to secondwave feminism 1995 discussing feminist thought from early liberal feminism through postmodern feminism. The title is accurate in that the book sticks to feminist thought, and focuses largely on womens studies as an academic discipline, with little attention given to action or activism in the womens movement.
Introducing contemporary feminist thought is at the cutting edge of feminist work in the area and will be crucial reading for those wishing to understand contemporary debates and how they have evolved historically. We argue that the nowdominant version of feminist theory is a parallel project to that of mainstreammalestream social theory, and that a feminist autocritique of this and related developments is needed, with the aim of achieving a transformation of the fundamental categories of feminist theory. Introducing contemporary feminist thought kindle edition by evans, mary. Introducing contemporary feminist thought mary evans on.
Formations of class and gender, single mothers in an international context. Clifford, for example, notes in a footnote 86 that stanton became unitarian, yet she presents stanton as. Feminist thought is a clear, comprehensive, and incisive introduction to the major traditions of feminist theory, from liberal feminism, radical feminism, and marxist and socialist feminism to carefocused feminism, psychoanalytic feminism, women of color feminisms, and. Emphasis is placed on the plurality of analyses and proposals that constitute contemporary feminist thought.
Feminism means a lot of things, and this book contains. Brittany john, caitlin andreasen, ryan french, and katherine whitcomb. Introconc 6 chapters2 students particularly responsible for each chapter. Evans, mary 1997 introducing contemporary feminist thought. Read introducing contemporary feminist thought by mary evans available from rakuten kobo. Mary evans, introducing contemporary feminist thought. Introducing feminist theology serves as a superb introduction to various strands of feminist thought from divergent cultures, countries, and social contexts.
Introducing contemporary feminist thought in association with blackwell publishers 1997. Modern queer theory attempts to unmake the social and contextual elements reinforcing. Feminist sociology is a conflict theory and theoretical perspective which observes gender in its. Key debates and new directions, the machine at work. Feminist perspectives confirms the ongoing centrality of feminist perspectives and research to the sociological enterprise and introduces students to the wide range of feminist contributions to key areas of sociological concern. This new introductory textbook offers a concise and lucid account of the main developments in contemporary feminist thinking, and demonstrates the centrality of feminist thought to all areas of intellectual enquiry. This introductory textbook offers a concise and lucid account of the main developments in contemporary feminist thinking. Introduction journal of speculative philosophy 2000 142. An introduction to feminist theory the student theorist. Phil 242 introduction to feminist theory 3 credits ecalendar.
Susan bordo, a modern feminist philosopher, in her writings elaborates the dualistic nature of the mindbody. Introducing contemporary feminist thought kindle edition by. It specifically outlines feminist thought in britain and the us, although it refers to international contexts where relevant. Feminist sociology is a conflict theory and theoretical perspective which observes gender in its relation to power, both at the level of facetoface interaction and reflexivity within a social structure at large. Introducing contemporary feminist thought by evans, mary, 1946book. In an era of heightened awareness of womens consciousness of themselves as women, sources of and about women that have long gone unnoticed or were at best pushed to the periphery are moved to the center and are the focus of christian theology to which the important adjective. Evans argues that feminist thought seeks less to add to existing theory than to retheorize the social and symbolic worlds. A teaching resources collection 7 introducing womens and gender studies.
Introducing contemporary feminist thought ebook written by mary evans. A new developmental way of learning, realistic evaluation, modern social theory. My goal here will be to sketch some of the central uses of the term that are most relevant to those interested in contemporary feminist philosophy. Polity press in association with blackwell publishers ltd. Feminist theory is the extension of feminism into theoretical, fictional, or philosophical discourse. Nov 03, 2015 rewritten with substantially new chapters on multicultural, global, and postcolonial feminism, carefocused feminist thought, psychoanalytic feminism, and contemporary socialist feminist theory, this new edition of feminist thought provides an updated account of the rich traditions of feminist thought and brings them more fully into dialogue on. Introducing contemporary feminist thought lse research online. Jul 03, 20 introducing contemporary feminist thought ebook written by mary evans. Jul 22, 2019 1934 feminist and journalist, gloria steinem was a key figure in the womens movement from 1969. This third edition of the bestselling an introduction to sociology. But the empress has no clothes some awkward questions about. This introductory textbook offers a concise and lucid account of the main developments in contemporary feminist thinking, and demonstrates the centrality of feminist thought to all areas of. Introduction to feminist thought and action is an accessible foundation that whets appetite for further study.465 68 1372 1316 815 1007 1393 1015 212 523 883 1368 1516 1333 535 248 1452 194 744 725 1679 1523 133 583 446 836 1686 1530 597 1294 1469 368 1436 102 821 1411 1364 535 1210 671 1050 1319 40