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

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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.

Feminism and political theory


Author: Judith L. Evans,Judith Evans

Publisher: Sage Pubns


Category: Social Science

Page: 155

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This important critique of the major schools of western political theory, provides a feminist dimension to contemporary political analysis. It covers a wide range of issues relating to political theory and women's studies. This book fills a large gap in political theory and will be essential reading for all political scientists. From different feminist perspectives, the authors reappraise and reconstruct political science in terms of a powerful new critique. Individual chapters consider the development of feminist thought in history and analyse the place occupied by women's issues in contemporary political theory. Conflicts within traditional Marxist as well as 'New Right' ideologies are highlighted by a feminist analysis that reveals how the distinction between 'public' and 'private' spheres in traditional political theory has marginalized women. This work examines the fundamental question of whether it is merely the content, or the essential methods and tools of political analysis, that need to be reassessed.

Nietzsche, Feminism and Political Theory


Author: Paul Patton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134890656

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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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.

Political Theory and Feminist Social Criticism


Author: Brooke A. Ackerly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521659840

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

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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.

Manhood and Politics

A Feminist Reading in Political Theory


Author: Wendy L. Brown

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461639948

Category: Philosophy

Page: 246

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'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

Rethinking Contemporary Feminist Politics


Author: J. Dean

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230283217

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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Rethinking Contemporary Feminist Politics puts forward a timely analysis of contemporary feminism. Critically engaging with both narratives of feminist decline and re-emergence, it draws on poststructuralist political theory to assess current forms of activism in the UK and present a provocative account of recent developments in feminist politics.

Feminist Social and Political Theory

Contemporary Debates and Dialogues


Author: Janice McLaughlin

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 0230629563

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

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This text introduces students to both feminism and other social and political theories via an examination of the inter-relationship between different feminist positions and key contemporary debates. The book takes each debate in turn, outlining the main themes and feminist responses.

The Disorder of Women

Democracy, Feminism, and Political Theory


Author: Carole Pateman

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804717656

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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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 feminist criticism of mainstream political theory. The volume includes substantial discussions of problems of democracy, citizenship and the welfare state, including the largely unrecognized difficulties surrounding women's participation. The inclusion of essays from both a mainstream and feminist perspective provides concrete examples of the differences between these two approaches to democracy, to questions of consent and political obligation, and to the relationship between the private and public spheres. This scholarly and highly challenging work will be of interest to students and researchers in political theory, political science, women's studies and sociology.

Feminist Interpretations and Political Theory


Author: Carole Pateman,Mary Lyndon Shanley

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271007427

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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This volume brings together exciting and provocative new feminist readings of famous classic and contemporary texts from Plato to Habermas. The collection also includes examinations of the writings of Mary Wollstonecraft and Simone de Beauvoir that are usually excluded from the works conventionally held to comprise &"Western political thought.&" The essays raise fundamentally important questions about the significance of sexual difference in the great works of political theory and draw attention to neglected arguments and silences in the texts. No single feminist view of either the texts or the theoretical way forward informs these essays. A wide diversity of feminist approaches and theoretical frameworks are represented, forming a rich variety of interpretations and argument about such questions as the patriarchal construction of central political categories, the relation between public and private life, and the problem of equality and difference, including differences among women. This refreshing and stimulating collection will be indispensable for students of political thought and offers all those interested in the connection between the classic writings and current political discussions as accessible introduction to feminist argument.

Women in Political Theory


Author: Jane Duran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134775768

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

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The first volume to explore comprehensively the intersection of feminism, politics, and philosophy, Women in Political Theory sheds light on the contributions of women philosophers and theorists to contemporary political thought. With close attention to the work of five central thinkers-Sarah Grimké, Anna Julia Cooper, Jane Addams, Rosa Luxemburg and Hannah Arendt-this book not only offers sustained analyses of the thought of these leading figures, but also examines their relationship with established political theorists of the past, such as Locke, Machiavelli, and the ancients. Demonstrating that each of the figures covered was indeed a political theorist of her time, whilst highlighting the strength of her thought and the reasons for which it has not been accorded the attention that it merits, Women in Political Theory offers a fascinating overview of the political thought of five theorists whose work is central to an understanding of modern thought. As such, it will be of interest to scholars and students of sociology, philosophy, political and social theory, feminist thought, and gender studies.

Beyond Identity Politics

Feminism, Power and Politics


Author: Moya Lloyd

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803978850

Category: Political Science

Page: 198

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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.

Ecofeminist Natures

Race, Gender, Feminist Theory and Political Action


Author: Noel Sturgeon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317959019

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Examining the development of ecofeminism from the 1980s antimilitarist movement to an internationalist ecofeminism in the 1990s, Sturgeon explores the ecofeminist notions of gender, race, and nature. She moves from detailed historical investigations of important manifestations of US ecofeminism to a broad analysis of international environmental politics.

Modern Political Theory and Contemporary Feminism

A Dialectical Analysis


Author: Jennifer Ring

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791407530

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

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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

Gender in Political Theory


Author: Judith Squires

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745668577

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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

Feminist Challenges

Social and Political Theory


Author: Carole Pateman,Elizabeth Grosz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136195602

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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In Feminist Challenges, new and established scholars demonstrate the application of feminism in a range of academic disciplines including history, philosophy, politics, and sociology. As Carole Pateman notes in her introduction, ‘all the contributors raise some extremely far-reaching questions about the conventional assumptions and methods of contemporary social and political inquiry.’

The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory


Author: Lisa Disch,Mary Hawkesworth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190623616

Category: Political Science

Page: 1088

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The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory provides a rich overview of the analytical frameworks and theoretical concepts that feminist theorists have developed to analyze the known world. Featuring leading feminist theorists from diverse regions of the globe, this collection delves into forty-nine subject areas, demonstrating the complexity of feminist challenges to established knowledge, while also engaging areas of contestation within feminist theory. Demonstrating the interdisciplinary nature of feminist theory, the chapters offer innovative analyses of topics central to social and political science, cultural studies and humanities, discourses associated with medicine and science, and issues in contemporary critical theory that have been transformed through feminist theorization. The handbook identifies limitations of key epistemic assumptions that inform traditional scholarship and shows how theorizing from women's and men's lives has profound effects on the conceptualization of central categories, whether the field of analysis is aesthetics, biology, cultural studies, development, economics, film studies, health, history, literature, politics, religion, science studies, sexualities, violence, or war.