Contemporary Feminist Theory and Activism: Six Global Issues

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Broadview Press, Dec 30, 2009 - Social Science - 258 pages
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In this book, Wendy Lynne Lee sets out to demonstrate how feminist theorizing is relevant to issues that may seem less directly about the status and emancipation of women but that are vital, she argues, to forming connections with other important twenty-first century movements. Lee shows how a feminist approach to crafting these connections can shed light on the economic disparity and entrenched gender inequality of global markets; the role technology plays in our conception of reproductive rights, sexual identity, and gender; the rise of religious fanaticism; and the relationship between our conceptions of gender, nonhuman animals, and the environment. Timely, politically passionate, and forcefully argued, Contemporary Feminist Theory and Activism will reinvigorate feminist thought for the twenty-first century.

 

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Contents

The Futures of Feminism
1
Institutionalized Discrimination MedicalTechnological Possibility and the Slow Death of Binary Nature
15
Chapter III Reproductive Technology and the Global Exploitation of Womens Sexuality
53
Institutionalized Inequality
89
Feminist Discourses of Resistance
119
Chapter VI Religious Fundamentalism Terrorism and the New AntiFeminism
149
A Critical Praxis for the Future as Now
187
Life as Activism
225
References
235
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Wendy Lynne Lee is Professor, Department of Philosophy, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of On Marx (Wadsworth Press, 2001) and articles on eco-feminism, animal rights, and other topics related to contemporary feminism.

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