Second Wave feminism collapsed in the early 1980s when a universal definition of women was abandoned. At the same time, as a reaction to the narcissism of white middle class feminism, 'intersectionality' led to many different feminisms according to race, sexual preference and class. These ongoing segregations make it impossible for women to unite politically and they have not ended exclusion and discrimination among women, especially in the academy. In Inclusisve Feminism, Naomi Zack provides a universal, relational definition of women, critically engages both Anglo and French feminists and shows how women can become a united historical force, with the political goal of ruling in place of men.
Naomi Zack is professor of philosophy at the University of Oregon.
Chapter 1 Beyond Intersectionality Chapter 2 The Identity of Women Chapter 3 Female Designation, Culture and Agency Chapter 4 Inclusive Feminist Social Theory: Requirements and Methodology Chapter 5 Inclusive Feminist Psychological Theory and Gender Development Chapter 6 Inclusive Feminist Connections Between Psychological Theory and Social Theory Chapter 7 A Feminist Theory of History Chapter 8 World Paths Toward Women's Political Equality Chapter 9 Conclusion Chapter 10 References Chapter 11 Index