Feminist Thought

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Jan 11, 2011 - 816 pages
A clear, comprehensive, and indispensable introduction to the major traditions of feminist theory, Feminist Thought includes incisive, critical examinations of liberal feminism, radical feminism, Marxist and socialist feminism, and ecofeminism. This third edition has been thoroughly reformulated and expanded to include the latest developments in feminist thought, including a new chapter on care-focused feminism (Chapter 5), an exploration of the connections of multicultural and global feminism with postcolonial feminism (Chapter 6), and a close consideration of the links between postmodern feminism and third-wave feminism (Chapter 8). Key feminist theorists such as Judith Butler, Martha Nussbaum, and Eva Feder Kittay receive new or extended discussions. The bibliography, organized by topics within chapters, provides an invaluable aid to further research. An illuminating guide to the diversity of feminism, Feminist Thought continues to serve as the essential resource for students and thinkers who want to understand the theoretical origins and complexities of contemporary feminist debates. Contents Introduction; the Diversity of Feminist Thinking 1. Liberal Feminism 2. Radical Feminism; Libertarian and Cultural Perspectives 3. Marxist and Socialist Feminism; Classical and Contemporary 4. Psychoanalytic Feminism 5. Care-focused Feminism 6. Multicultural, Global, and Postcolonial Feminism 7. Ecofeminism 8. Postmodern and Third-wave Feminism Conclusion; Margins and Centers

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Liberal Feminism
Psychoanalytic Feminism
CareFocused Feminism
Multicultural Global and Postcolonial Feminism

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Rosemarie Tong is distinguished Professor of Health Care Ethics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is the author or co-author of "Women, Sex, and the Law"; "Ethics in Policy Analysis"; "Feminist Thought: A Comprehensive Introduction"; "Feminine and Feminist Ethics"; "Controlling Our Reproductive Destiny: A Technological and Philosophical Perspective "(with Lawrence Kaplan); "Feminist Approaches to Bioethics";and "Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction," Her edited books include "Feminist Philosophy: Essential Readings in Theory, Reinterpretation, and Application" (with Nancy Tuana), "Globalizing Feminist Bioethics" (with Aida Santos and Gwen Anderson), and soon to be published "Feminist Bioethics, Human Rights and the Developing World: Integrating Global and Local Perspectives" (with Anne Donchin and Susan Dodds).

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