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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, psychoanalytic feminism, and ecofeminism. This third edition has been thoroughly reformulated and expanded to encompass recent developments in feminist thought. Particularly noteworthy are 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 linkages between postmodern feminism and third-wave feminism (Chapter 8). Key feminist theorists such as Virginia Held, Judith Butler, Martha Nussbaum, and Eva Feder Kittay receive new or extended discussions. The much-expanded 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.
Rosemarie Tong is a Distinguished Professor of Health Care Ethics in the Department of Philosophy and Center for Professional Applied Ethics at the University of North Carolina.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: The Diversity of Feminist Thinking||p. 1|
|Liberal Feminism||p. 11|
|Conceptual Roots of Liberal Feminist Thought and Action||p. 11|
|Eighteenth-Century Thought: Equal Education||p. 13|
|Nineteenth-Century Thought: Equal Liberty||p. 16|
|Nineteenth-Century Action: The Suffrage||p. 21|
|Twentieth-Century Action: Equal Rights||p. 23|
|Twentieth-Century Thought: Sameness Versus Difference||p. 27|
|Contemporary Directions in Liberal Feminism||p. 34|
|Critiques of Liberal Feminism||p. 37|
|Radical Feminism: Libertarian and Cultural Perspectives||p. 48|
|Libertarian and Cultural Views on the Sex/Gender System||p. 51|
|Some Libertarian Views on Gender||p. 52|
|Some Cultural Views on Gender||p. 56|
|Sexuality, Male Domination, and Female Subordination||p. 65|
|The Pornography Debate||p. 68|
|The Lesbianism Controversy||p. 71|
|Reproduction, Men, and Women||p. 73|
|Libertarian and Cultural Views on Mothering||p. 82|
|Critiques of Radical-Libertarian and Radical-Cultural Feminism||p. 90|
|Marxist and Socialist Feminism: Classical and Contemporary||p. 96|
|Some Marxist Concepts and Theories||p. 97|
|Classical Marxist Feminism: General Reflections||p. 106|
|Contemporary Socialist Feminism: General Reflections||p. 110|
|Women's Labor Issues||p. 118|
|Critiques of Marxist and Socialist Feminism||p. 125|
|Psychoanalytic Feminism||p. 128|
|Sigmund Freud||p. 129|
|Feminist Critiques of Freud||p. 133|
|Early Feminist Appropriations of Freud||p. 135|
|Later Feminist Appropriations of Freud||p. 138|
|Psychoanalytic Feminism: General Reflections||p. 152|
|Care-Focused Feminism||p. 163|
|The Roots of Care-Focused Feminism||p. 164|
|Maternal Ethics and the Ethics of Care||p. 181|
|Multicultural, Global, and Postcolonial Feminism||p. 200|
|Multicultural Feminism: General Reflections||p. 201|
|Roots of Multicultural Feminism in the United States||p. 202|
|Interlocking Sources of Women's Oppression||p. 204|
|Conceptual Challenges for Multicultural Feminism||p. 207|
|Global and Postcolonial Feminism: General Reflections||p. 215|
|Diversity and Commonality||p. 217|
|Sexual/Reproductive Issues Versus Economic Issues||p. 218|
|Knowing When to Respect Women's Culture||p. 228|
|Some Roots of Ecofeminism||p. 238|
|Ecofeminism: New Philosophy or Ancient Wisdom?||p. 242|
|Tensions in Nature: Ecofeminist Thought||p. 243|
|Spiritual Ecofeminism||p. 252|
|Transformative Ecofeminism||p. 256|
|Global Ecofeminism||p. 261|
|Critiques of Ecofeminism||p. 265|
|Postmodern and Third-Wave Feminism||p. 270|
|Postmodernism/Postmodern Feminism: Keynotes||p. 272|
|Critique of Postmodern Feminism||p. 283|
|Third-Wave Feminism||p. 284|
|Critique of Third-Wave Feminism||p. 289|
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