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By Mary Eagleton

ISBN-10: 0470756683

ISBN-13: 9780470756683

ISBN-10: 0631224025

ISBN-13: 9780631224020

The Concise better half to Feminist Theory introduces readers to the huge scope of feminist thought during the last 35 years.

  • Introduces readers to the extensive scope of feminist conception during the last 35 years.
  • Guides scholars alongside the leading edge of present feminist idea.
  • Suitable for college students and students of all fields touched via feminist suggestion.
  • Covers an extremely huge diversity of disciplines, discourses and feminist positions.
  • Organised round techniques instead of faculties of feminism.

Content:
Chapter 1 position and area (pages 11–31): Linda McDowell
Chapter 2 Time (pages 32–52): Krista Cowman and Louise A. Jackson
Chapter three type (pages 53–72): Rosemary Hennessy
Chapter four ‘Race’ (pages 73–92): Kum?Kum Bhavnani and Meg Coulson
Chapter five Sexuality (pages 93–110): Rey Chow
Chapter 6 matters (pages 111–132): Chris Weedon
Chapter 7 Language (pages 133–152): Sara Mills
Chapter eight Literature (pages 153–172): Mary Eagleton
Chapter nine The visible (pages 173–194): Griselda Pollock
Chapter 10 Feminist Philosophies (pages 195–214): Rosi Braidotti
Chapter eleven Cyberculture (pages 215–235): Jenny Wolmark
Chapter 12 Feminist Futures (pages 236–254): Sara Ahmed

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Despite its clear geographical connections, the concept of identity as an ‘historically embedded site, a positionality, a location, a standpoint, a terrain, an intersection, a cross roads of multiply situated knowledge’ (Friedman 1998: 19) is now a common one. In its conception and development, ideas from the humanities and the social sciences, from literary theory, from cultural and postcolonial studies, as well as global economics, have been influential. Friedman terms this coincidence of interests across disciplinary boundaries ‘the new geographics’.

The concept of ‘time’ and, in so doing, how they have challenged existing assumptions. Finally, we shall consider how women’s life stories can provide a central focus in theorizing and working with notions of time, perception, social position and identity. This chapter is concerned with both feminist ‘theory’ and the practicalities – methodological, institutional, material and social – of doing feminist research (inside and outside academia). The connections between theory and practice – and hence the notion of praxis – have always been emphasized within feminism because both converge on the political.

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