More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Usually Ships in 3-5 Business Days
Starting at $62.04
Questions About This Book?
Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 1/26/2012.
What is included with this book?
- The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
- The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.
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
Susan Archer Mann is a Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of New Orleans.
Table of Contents
Using this Text to Navigate Feminist Thought
Chapter 1: Doing Feminist Theory
Introduction: Deconstructing the "F-word": What is Feminism?
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
Box 2.1 The Adams' Letters
Box 2.2 The Municipal Housekeeping Movement
Chapter 3: Radical Feminisms
Box 3.2 "Redstockings Manifesto"
Chapter 4: Marxist, Socialist & Anarchist Feminisms
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
Socialist Feminist Standpoint Approaches
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
Precursors to Intersectional Analyses in Early Modernity
SECTION II: FEMINIST THOUGHT AFTER TAKING THE POSTMODERN TURN
Chapter 6: Postmodernism, Poststructuralism, Queer & Transgender Theories
Historically Grounding Postmodernism & Poststructuralism
Major Assumptions of Feminist Postmodernisms & Poststructuralisms
Chapter 7: Third Wave Feminisms
Conclusion: The "Unhappy Marriage" of the Modern & Postmodern
SECTION III: THEORY APPLICATIONS
Bridging the Local & the Global: Feminist Discourses on Colonialism, Imperialism & Globalization
Conceptualizing Imperialism & Colonialism
Chapter 8: Feminism & Imperialism in Early Modernity
Rosa Luxemburg on Imperialism
Chapter 9: Feminism & Imperialism in Late Modernity
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
Postcolonial & Transnational Feminisms
Can the Subaltern Speak?
The Cultural Logics of Transnationality
Conclusion: Paradigm Shifts in Feminist Thought