An Introduction to Feminism (Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy)

An Introduction to Feminism (Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy)

By: Lorna Finlayson (author)Paperback

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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.

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Lorna Finlayson is Lecturer in Philosophy in the School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex. She is the author of The Political Is Political: Conformity and the Illusion of Dissent in Contemporary Political Philosophy (2015).


1. Introduction; 2. Feminist theory, feminist practice; 3. Outposts in your head: ideology, patriarchy and critique; 4. (De-)constructing coat-racks: feminism, sex and gender; 5. Whose story?; 6. Deeds not words; 7. Faces and facades; 8. Everyday rebellions: revolution in the private sphere; 9. The porn wars; 10. Among sisters: anarchism, socialism and feminism; 11. Not in our Name: colonialism, capitalism and the co-option of feminism; 12. Goodbye to all that...; References; Index.

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  • publication date: 11/02/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781107544826
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 254
  • ID: 9781107544826
  • weight: 510
  • ISBN10: 1107544823

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