The Second Wave: A Reader in Feminist Theory, Volume 1

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Linda J. Nicholson
Psychology Press, 1997 - Social Science - 414 pages
The Second Wave collects many of the major essays of feminist theory of the past forty years, essays by the figures who have made key contributions to feminist theory during this period and have generated extensive discussion. Organized historically, these essays provide a sense of the major turning points in feminist theory.

Contributors include: Norma Alarcon, Linda Alcoff, Michele Barrett, Elsa Barkley Brown, Judith Butler, Nancy Chodorow, Patricia Hill Collins, Simone de Beauvoir, Shulamith Firestone, Nancy Fraser, Carol Gilligan, Heidi Hartmann, Nancy C. M. Hartsock, Luce Irigaray, Catharine MacKinnon, Uma Narayan, Linda Nicholson, Ellen Rooney, Gayle Rubin, Gayatri Spivak, Wendy W. Williams and Monique Wittig.
 

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Contents

SHULAMITH FIRESTONE
19
THE COMBAHEE RIVER COLLECTIVE
63
With and Against Marx
93
MICHELE BARRETT
123
LINDA NICHOLSON
131
Gynocentrism
147
RADICALESBIANS
153
NANCY CHODOROW
181
PATRICIA HILL COLLINS
241
Theorizing Difference
261
ELSA BARKLEY BROWN
272
NORMAALARCON
288
The Question of Essentialism
317
LINDA ALCOFF
330
GAYATRI SPIVAK WITH ELLEN ROONEY
356
NANCY FRASER
379

CAROL GILLIGAN
198
NANCY C M HARTSOCK
216

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Linda Nicholson is Professor in the Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, and Women's Studies at the State University of New York, Albany. She is the author of Gender and History (1986), editor of Feminism/Postmodernism (Routledge, 1990) and the co- editor with Steven Seidman of Social Postmodernism. She is editor of Routledge's Thinking Gender series.

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