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An Introduction to Feminism

Finlayson, L (2016) An Introduction to Feminism. Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy . Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107121041

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Abstract

As well as providing a clear and critical introduction to the theory, this refreshing overview focuses on the practice of feminism with coverage of actions and activism, bringing the subject to life for newcomers as well as offering fresh perspectives for advanced students. Explanations of the main strands to feminism, such as liberalism, sit alongside an exploration of a range of approaches, such as radical, anarchist and Marxist feminism, and provide much-needed context against which more familiar historical themes may be understood. The author's broad and inclusive view conveys the diversity and disagreement within feminism with accessible clarity. The analysis of key terms equips readers with a critical understanding of the vocabulary of feminist debates that will be invaluable to undergraduate students. Focuses on feminist practice as well as feminist theory, encouraging increased attention to the practical aspects of feminism as a movement. Covers a broad scope of feminist traditions including previously neglected strands, providing a truly wide-ranging understanding of feminism as a whole. Attends to previously under-discussed aspects of the history of feminism, situating feminist theory and practice in the context against which it can be properly understood. Includes in-depth analyses of key terms equipping readers with a critical understanding of the vocabulary encountered in feminist literature and debates.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Philosophy and Art History, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2016 15:32
Last Modified: 18 May 2018 15:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/17391

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