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Doing Feminist Theory : From Modernity to Postmodernity

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Doing Feminist Theory: Paradigm Shifts from Modernity to Postmodernitycritically examines feminist thought from the late eighteenth century to the present. Organized historically and by theoretical perspectives, author Susan Archer Mann: * Highlights the relationship between feminist theory and political practice and examines the diversity of feminist visions and voices by race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and global location * Interweaves the history of feminist thought with the history of the U.S. women's movement to ground feminist perspectives in their socio-historical contexts * Bridges the local and global using theory application sections devoted to feminist analyses of colonialism, imperialism, and globalization * Offers a critical and dynamic approach to theory that is interdisciplinary and inclusive of alternative forms of theory construction, such as poetry, music, and zines * Illuminates how transformations in contemporary feminist thought reflect paradigm shifts from modernity to postmodernity

Author Biography


Susan Archer Mann is a Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of New Orleans.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction
Using this Text to Navigate Feminist Thought

Chapter 1: Doing Feminist Theory
Introduction: Deconstructing the "F-word": What is Feminism?
Boxed Inserts
Box 1.1 What is Feminism?
Box 1.3 The Unforgiveable Transgression of Being Caster Semenya
Box 1.4 Poetry is Not a Luxury

SECTION I: MODERN FEMINIST THOUGHT

Chapter 2: Liberal Feminisms
Introduction
Box 2.1 The Adams' Letters
Box 2.2 The Municipal Housekeeping Movement

Chapter 3: Radical Feminisms
Introduction
Box 3.2 "Redstockings Manifesto"

Chapter 4: Marxist, Socialist & Anarchist Feminisms
Introduction
Marxist, Socialist & Anarchist Feminisms in Early Modernity
Women's Work in the Home
Love, Marriage & Sexual Practices
Precursors to Ecofeminism in Early Modernity
Existential Socialist Feminism
Women's Work in Late Modernity
New Directions in Feminist Thought Inspired by the Old & New Left
Queer Anti-Capitalism
Socialist Feminist Standpoint Approaches
Boxed Inserts:
Box 4.2 Lenin on "Sex-Love"
Box 4.3 A Comparison of Family-Friendly Policies in the U.S. & Scandinavia
Box 4.4. "To My White Working-Class Sisters"

Chapter 5: Intersectionality Theories
Introduction
Precursors to Intersectional Analyses in Early Modernity

SECTION II: FEMINIST THOUGHT AFTER TAKING THE POSTMODERN TURN

Chapter 6: Postmodernism, Poststructuralism, Queer & Transgender Theories
Introduction
Historically Grounding Postmodernism & Poststructuralism
Major Assumptions of Feminist Postmodernisms & Poststructuralisms
Epistemological Assumptions
Queer Ecofeminisms

Chapter 7: Third Wave Feminisms
Introduction
Conclusion: The "Unhappy Marriage" of the Modern & Postmodern

SECTION III: THEORY APPLICATIONS

Bridging the Local & the Global: Feminist Discourses on Colonialism, Imperialism & Globalization
Introduction
Conceptualizing Imperialism & Colonialism

Chapter 8: Feminism & Imperialism in Early Modernity
Introduction
Rosa Luxemburg on Imperialism
Boxed Inserts

Chapter 9: Feminism & Imperialism in Late Modernity
Introduction
Modernization Theory & Dependency Theory
Socialist Feminist World-Systems Theories
Radical Feminist Global Analyses
Global Feminist Analyses Inspired by Luxemburg's Work

Chapter 10: Feminism & Imperialism in Postmodernity
Introduction
Postcolonial & Transnational Feminisms
Can the Subaltern Speak?
The Cultural Logics of Transnationality
Boxed Inserts

Conclusion: Paradigm Shifts in Feminist Thought
Glossary
Bibliography/References
Credits/Permissions
Name Index
Subject Index


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