Feminist Political Theory

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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.

Nietzsche, Feminism and Political Theory

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Author: Paul Patton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134890648

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.

Perspectives on Feminist Political Thought in European History

From the Middle Ages to the Present

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Author: Tjitske Akkerman,Siep Stuurman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113474434X

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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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

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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

Political Theory and Feminist Social Criticism

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Author: Brooke A. Ackerly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521659840

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

View: 1982

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.

Gender and the Politics of Time

Feminist Theory and Contemporary Debates

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Author: Valerie Bryson

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781861347497

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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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.

Reconstructing Political Theory

Feminist Perspectives

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Author: Mary Lyndon Shanley,Uma Narayan

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271017259

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

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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.

The Disorder of Women

Democracy, Feminism, and Political Theory

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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.