Feminist Political Theory


Author: Valerie Bryson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137439068

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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Feminist theory is a challenging and often deeply divided body of thought that raises issues which affect us all. In this, her third edition of the highly successful Feminist Political Theory, Valerie Bryson provides both a wide-ranging history of Western feminist thought, from medieval times to the present day, and a lucid analysis of contemporary feminist politics and debates. Fully updated to cover the latest feminist scholarship throughout, this timely new edition provides an accessible and thought-provoking exploration of complex theories related to 'real-life' issues such as sexual violence, political representation, transgender rights, cyberfeminism and globalisation. With unrivalled scope, depth and accessibility, this new edition of Valerie Bryson's Feminist Political Theory is set to be the go-to text on feminism for students and researchers – or indeed anyone interested in gender justice.

Conversations with Feminism

Political Theory and Practice


Author: Penny A. Weiss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847688127

Category: Philosophy

Page: 243

View: 9507

Applying the idea of conversation broadly, Penny A. Weiss offers a collection of essays that are either constructed dialogues, letters, or discussions about voice and silencing. Conversation emerges as both a theory and a method of feminist political inquiry and practice. The most vocal participants in Weiss' conversations are historical political thinkers both within the Western canon (Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Rousseau) and beyond its confines (Astell, Coopers, Wollstonecraft, de Pizan). Other figures appear as well, from Anita Hill and U.S. Supreme Court justices to the author's own students and children. Conflicts between feminists and anti-feminists frame some essays, while others represent debates within feminism. This unique collection is unified by a commitment to dialogue as a part of feminist ethics, strategy, and pedagogy, and builds upon the belief that a conversational approach does not preclude disagreement or contrasting stories, but requires them. Conversations With Feminism is an important book for students and scholars of political theory, philosophy, and women's studies.

Die Frau und der Sozialismus


Author: August Bebel

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849604888


Page: 563

View: 1827

Bebels einflussreichstes Werk war Die Frau und der Sozialismus (1879) mit zahlreichen Neuauflagen bis in die Gegenwart. Allein zu seinen Lebzeiten erschienen 52 Ausgaben. Darin fordert er die berufliche und politische Gleichberechtigung der Frau. Eingearbeitet hat Bebel zahlreiche Aspekte aus Medizin, Naturwissenschaften, Rechtswissenschaften und der Geschichte. Er verband seine Schilderung der Lage der Frau im Zeitverlauf mit der Kritik an der bestehenden gesellschaftlichen Ordnung. Erst eine sozialistische Gesellschaft bringe das Ende der Frauendiskriminierung. Schließlich skizzierte Bebel den sozialistischen Zukunftsstaat. Nach der Aufhebung des Privateigentums an Produktionsmitteln würden auch zahlreiche gesellschaftliche Übel abgestellt, staatliche Organisationen überflüssig, und die Religion würde verschwinden. (aus wikipedia.de) Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegerät. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors.

The Disorder of Women

Democracy, Feminism and Political Theory


Author: Carole Pateman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745680364

Category: Philosophy

Page: 228

View: 5264

Carole Pateman is one of the leading political theorists writing today. This wide-ranging volume brings together for the first time a selection of her work on democratic theory and her feminist critique of mainstream political theory. The volume includes substantial discussions on questions of democracy and citizenship, including the construction of the concept of the political and complex, but largely unrecognized, problems surrounding women's participation and consent, and their relation to the social contract tradition. This work should be of interest to students and researchers in political theory, women's studies and sociology.

Nietzsche, Feminism and Political Theory


Author: Paul Patton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134890656

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

View: 516

Are you visiting women? Do not forget your whip!' 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra 'the democratic movement is...a form assumed by man in decay' Beyond Good and Evil Nietzsche's views on women and politics have long been the most embarrassing aspects of his thought. Why then has the work of Nietzsche aroused so much interest in recent years from feminist theorists and political philosophers? In answer, this collection comprises twelve outsanding essays on Mietzsche 's work to current debates in feminist and political theory, It is the first to focus on the way in which Nietzche has become an essential point of reference for postmodern ehtical and political thought.

Feminist Politics

Identity, Difference, and Agency


Author: Deborah Orr

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742547780

Category: Philosophy

Page: 274

View: 8339

This anthology of articles provides contemporary international feminist perspectives on issues of identity, agency, and difference as they pertain to both feminist politics in particular, and contemporary western politics more generally.

Manhood and Politics

A Feminist Reading in Political Theory


Author: Wendy L. Brown

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461639948

Category: Philosophy

Page: 246

View: 4549

'Is politics gendered? Wendy Brown things so, and argues for this point with elegance, imagination and pungent phrases. Brown's book is challenging, provocative and...original; it does force us to question the degree to which gender controls our politics.'-THE REVIEW OF POLITICS

Gender and the Politics of Time

Feminist Theory and Contemporary Debates


Author: Valerie Bryson

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781861347497

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

View: 9465

Women's role in the labour market has combined with concerns about the damaging effects of long working hours to push time-related issues up the policy agenda. This book assesses policy alternatives in the light of feminist theory and factual evidence. It introduces mainstream ideas on the nature and political significance of time.

Perspectives on Feminist Political Thought in European History

From the Middle Ages to the Present


Author: Tjitske Akkerman,Siep Stuurman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113474434X

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 8797

Spanning six centuries of political thought in European history, this book puts the ideas of thinkers from Christine de Pizan to Simone de Beauvoir in the broader contexts of their time. This intriguing collection of essays shows that feminism is not a varient of modern radical discourse but a mode of analysing the issues of authority, power and virtue that have been at the heart of European political thought from the middle ages.

Modern Political Theory and Contemporary Feminism

A Dialectical Analysis


Author: Jennifer Ring

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791407530

Category: Political Science

Page: 229

View: 4293

A deep grappling, within a feminist, Marxist, Hegelian, dialectal framework, with the problems of both conservative and liberal feminist epistemologies as they confront the concepts of objectivity and subjectivity in relation to feminist theory. Ring has thoroughly assimilated all of the countervaling currents and presents her critique with uncommon clarity. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Beyond Identity Politics

Feminism, Power and Politics


Author: Moya Lloyd

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803978850

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

View: 6819

This book engages with key contemporary issues such as difference, identity and subjectivity, and their relation to power and politics. Moya Lloyd explores feminist conceptions of power, patriarchy, agency, critique and the political relating to subjectivity.

Political Theory and Feminist Social Criticism


Author: Brooke A. Ackerly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521659840

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

View: 6125

In Political Theory and Feminist Social Criticism, first published in 2000, Brooke Ackerly demonstrates the shortcomings of contemporary deliberative democratic theory, relativism and essentialism for guiding the practice of social criticism in the real, imperfect world. Drawing theoretical implications from the activism of Third World feminists who help bring to public audiences the voices of women silenced by coercion, Brooke Ackerly provides a practicable model of social criticism. She argues that feminist critics have managed to achieve in practice what other theorists do only incompletely in theory. Complemented by Third World feminist social criticism, deliberative democratic theory becomes critical theory - actionable, coherent, and self-reflective. While a complement to democratic theory, Third World feminist social criticism also addresses the problem in feminist theory associated with attempts to deal with identity politics. Third World feminist social criticism thus takes feminist theory beyond the critical impasse of the tension between anti-relativist and anti-essentialist feminist theory.

Reconstructing Political Theory

Feminist Perspectives


Author: Mary Lyndon Shanley,Uma Narayan

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271017259

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

View: 5190

In this volume, a companion to Feminist Interpretations and Political Theory (Penn State, 1991) edited by Mary Lyndon Shanley and Carole Pateman, leading feminist theorists rethink the traditional concepts of political theory and expand the range of problems and concerns regarded as central to the analysis of political life. Written by well-known scholars in philosophy, political science, sociology, and law, the book provides a rich interdisciplinary account of key issues in political thought. While some of the chapters discuss traditional concepts such as rights, power, freedom, and citizenship, others argue that topics less frequently discussed in political theory--such as the family, childhood, dependency, compassion and suffering--are just as significant for an understanding of political life. The Introduction shows how such diverse topics can be linked together and how feminist political theory can be elaborated systematically if it takes notions of independence and dependency, public and private, and power and empowerment as central to its agenda.

Talking feminist politics

conversations on law, science, and the postmodern


Author: Eloise A. Buker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc


Category: Political Science

Page: 230

View: 7206

Feminist political theory now flourishes in the discourses of the law, science, and postmodern philosophy. Analyzing these three feminist discourses, Eloise A. Buker uses feminist legal conversations to refine our understanding of justice, feminist science to examine the connections between truth and politics, and postmodern feminism to analyze habits, symbols, and speech that frame ethical codes which in turn shape political relationships.

Gender in Political Theory


Author: Judith Squires

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745668577

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 6454

This wide-ranging and accessible book provides a thorough overview of the key debates in gender and political theory.

Destabilizing Theory

Contemporary Feminist Debates


Author: Michèle Barrett,Anne Phillips

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804720311

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 9411

In the past decade the central principles of western feminist theory have been dramatically challenged. many feminists have endorsed post-structuralism's rejection of essentialist theoretical categories, and have added a powerful gender dimension to contemporary critiques of modernity. Earlier 'women' have been radically undermined, and newer concerns with 'difference', 'identity', and 'power' have emerged. Destabilizing Theory explores these developments in a set of specially commissioned essays by feminist theorists. Does this change amount to a real shift within feminist theory, or will feminism's links with an emancipatory modernism reinstate an older political agenda? Can we transcend the common counterposition of equality and difference, or is feminism condemned to argue within the terms of this binary opposition?