9781844651955

Understanding Feminism

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  • ISBN13:

    9781844651955

  • ISBN10:

    1844651959

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 8/18/2014
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Understanding Feminism provides an authoritative guide to one of the most important and contested movements in progressive modern thought. Presenting feminism as a dynamic, multifaceted and adaptive movement that has evolved in response to the changing practical and theoretical problems faced by women, the authors take a problem-oriented approach that maps the complex strands of feminist thinking in relation to women's struggles for equal recognition and rights, and freedom from oppressive constraints of sex, self-expression and autonomy.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Oppressionp. 13
Embodimentp. 45
Sexuality and desirep. 73
Differences among and within womenp. 99
Agencyp. 123
Responsibilityp. 151
Questions for discussion and revisionp. 175
Further readingp. 177
Referencesp. 183
Indexp. 193
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