Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction

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Westview Press, 2008 - Social Science - 431 pages
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A critical introduction to the major traditions of feminist theory, now with new considerations of care-focused, postcolonial, and third-wave feminism.
  

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Everything you ever wanted to know and more about feminism. Facinating study of the history of feminism from before the Liberal Feminist of the '70s right up to the Third Wave Feminist of today. I ... Read full review

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Contents

5 CareFocused Feminism 163
163
The Roots of CareFocused Feminism 164
164
Maternal Ethics and the Ethics of Care 181
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Conclusion 195
195
6 Multicultural Global and Postcolonial Feminism 200
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General Reflections 201
201
Roots of Multicultural Feminism in the United States 202
202
Interlocking Sources of Womens Oppression 204
204

Critiques of Liberal Feminism 37
37
Conclusion 45
45
Libertarian and Cultural Perspectives 48
48
Libertarian and Cultural Views on the SexGender System 51
51
Some Libertarian Views on Gender 52
52
Some Cultural Views on Gender 56
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Sexuality Male Domination and Female Subordination 65
65
The Pornography Debate 68
68
The Lesbianism Controversy 71
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Reproduction Men and Women 73
73
Libertarian and Cultural Views on Mothering 82
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Critiques of RadicalLibertarian and RadicalCultural Feminism 90
90
Classical and Contemporary 96
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Some Marxist Concepts and Theories 97
97
General Reflections 106
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General Reflections 110
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Womens Labor Issues 118
118
Critiques of Marxist and Socialist Feminism 125
125
Conclusion 126
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4 Psychoanalytic Feminism 128
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Sigmund Freud 129
129
Feminist Critiques of Freud 133
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Early Feminist Appropriations of Freud 135
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Later Feminist Appropriations of Freud 138
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General Reflections 152
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Conclusion 160
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Conceptual Challenges for Multicultural Feminism 207
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General Reflections 215
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Diversity and Commonality 217
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SexualReproductive Issues Versus Economic Issues 218
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Knowing When to Respect Womens Culture 228
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Conclusion 233
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7 Ecofeminism 237
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Some Roots of Ecofeminism 238
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New Philosophy or Ancient Wisdom? 242
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Ecofeminist Thought 243
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Spiritual Ecofeminism 252
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Transformative Ecofeminism 256
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Global Ecofeminism 261
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Critiques of Ecofeminism 265
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Conclusion 268
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8 Postmodern and ThirdWave Feminism 270
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Keynotes 272
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Critique of Postmodern Feminism 283
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ThirdWave Feminism 284
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Critique of ThirdWave Feminism 289
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Conclusion 290
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Notes 293
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Bibliography 333
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Index 401
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Rosemarie Tong is distinguished Professor of Health Care Ethics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is the author or co-author of "Women, Sex, and the Law"; "Ethics in Policy Analysis"; "Feminist Thought: A Comprehensive Introduction"; "Feminine and Feminist Ethics"; "Controlling Our Reproductive Destiny: A Technological and Philosophical Perspective "(with Lawrence Kaplan); "Feminist Approaches to Bioethics";and "Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction," Her edited books include "Feminist Philosophy: Essential Readings in Theory, Reinterpretation, and Application" (with Nancy Tuana), "Globalizing Feminist Bioethics" (with Aida Santos and Gwen Anderson), and soon to be published "Feminist Bioethics, Human Rights and the Developing World: Integrating Global and Local Perspectives" (with Anne Donchin and Susan Dodds).

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