Working Out: New Directions for Women's Studies

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Psychology Press, 1992 - Education - 208 pages
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Addressing issues of long-standing concern, but from new perspectives, this book contributes to existing key debates about sexuality, paid work, the development process, equal opportunities legislation, lesbian history and women's writing. Extending beyond disciplinary boundaries many of the contributions address issues such as the politics and practice of women's studies, and the specificity of women's oppression within particular national and international contexts. Theoretical, epistemological and methodological questions are analyzed from a variety of perspectives which frequently defy existing categorizations. Moving beyond the previous positions of Marxist, radical or liberal feminism many contributions challenge the boundaries of existing debates and set new agendas for the future. Whilst recognizing the achievements of women's studies, this collection contributes to the continuing process of critical self-reflection.
 

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Contents

Feminist Politics after Thatcher
13
Whiteness The Relevance of Politically Colouring
29
Black Women
51
Issues
74
A Critical
101
Womens Studies in Central and Eastern Europe
124
Defending the Indefensible? Quantitative Methods
149
Old Theory for New?
173
Notes on Contributors
194
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Hinds is Lecturer in English at the University of Lancaster. Her research and teaching focus principally on seventeenth-century literature, and in particular on women's writing from the radical sects.

Ann is professor of Social and Developmental Psychology at The Open University.

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