The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory

The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory

By: Marsha Henry (editor), Sumi Madhok (editor), Clare Hemmings (editor), Mary Evans (editor), Hazel Johnstone (editor), Ania Plomien (editor), Sadie Wearing (editor)Hardback

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At no point in recorded history has there been an absence of intense, and heated, discussion about the subject of how to conduct relations between women and men. This Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to these omnipresent issues and debates, mapping the present and future of thinking about feminist theory. The chapters gathered here present the state of the art in scholarship in the field, covering: Epistemology and marginality Literary, visual and cultural representations Sexuality Macro and microeconomics of gender Conflict and peace. The most important consensus in this volume is that a central organizing tenet of feminism is its willingness to examine the ways in which gender and relations between women and men have been (and are) organized. The authors bring a shared commitment to the critical appraisal of gender relations, as well as a recognition that to think `theoretically' is not to detach concerns from lived experience but to extend the possibilities of understanding. With this focus on theory and theorizing about the world in which we live, this Handbook asks us, across all disciplines and situations, to abandon our taken-for-granted assumptions about the world and interrogate both the origin and the implications of our ideas about gender relations and feminism. It is an essential reference work for advanced students and academics not only of feminist theory, but of gender and sexuality across the humanities and social sciences.

About Author

Mary Evans is Professor of Gender at London School of Economics. Clare Hemmings is Professor of Feminist Theory at London School of Economics. Marsha Henry is Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at London School of Economics. Hazel Johnstone is Departmental Manager of the Gender Institute at London School of Economics. Sumi Madhok is Associate Professor at the LSE Gender Institute. Ania Plomien is Assistant Professor in Gender and Social Science at London School of Economics. Dr Sadie Wearing is Lecturer in Gender Theory, Culture and Media at London School of Economics.


Introduction - Mary Evans PART ONE: EPISTEMOLOGY AND MARGINALITY Introduction - Sumi Madhok & Mary Evans Feminist Epistemology And The Politics Of Knowledge: Questions Of Marginality - Lorraine Code Natural Others? On Nature, Culture, and Knowledge - Astrida Neimanis Feminist Auto/Biography - Gayle Letherby Power in Feminist Research Processes - Sabine Grenz Women's "Lived Experience": Feminism and Phenomenology from Simone de Beauvoir to the Present - Sonia Kruks What Do Women Want? Feminist Epistemology and Psychoanalysis - Kirsten Campbell Entangled Subjects: Feminism, Religion, and the Obligation to Alterity - Sian Hawthorne Religion, Feminist Theory and Epistemology - Mary Evans PART TWO: LITERARY, VISUAL AND CULTURAL REPRESENTATION Introduction - Sadie Wearing What Stories Make Worlds, What Worlds Make Stories: Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake - Samantha McBean On Maternal Listening: Experiments in Sound and the Mother- Daughter Relation in Todd Haynes' Mildred Pierce - Amber Jacobs The Space of a Movement: Life-Writing Against Racism - Vron Ware Making Memory Work for Feminist Theory - Anna Reading Feminism and Pornography - Karen Boyle Representing Women in Popular Culture - Imelda Whelehan "It's all about shopping": The Role of Consumption in the Feminization of Journalism - Hatty Oliver PART THREE: SEXUALITY Introduction - Clare Hemmings (It's not all) Kylie concerts, exotic cocktails and gossip: The Appearance of Sexuality through 'Gay' Asylum in the UK - Emma Spruce Globalization and Feminism: Changing Taxonomies of Sex, Gender and Sexuality - Gilbert Caluya, Jennifer Germon & Elspeth Probyn Thinking Sex Materially: Marxist, Socialist, and Related Feminist Approaches - Rosemary Hennessy Transnational Black Feminisms, Womanisms and Queer of Color Critiques - Michelle Wright States of Sexuality: Theorizing Sexuality, Gender and Governance - Jyoti Puri The Figure of the Trafficked Victim: Gender, Rights and Representation - Rutvica Andrijasevic Sexuality, Subjectivity and... Political Economy? - Clare Hemmings PART FOUR: ECONOMY - Ania Plomien Homo Oeconomicus and 'His' Impact on Gendered Societies - Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger Integrating Gender in Economic Analysis - Maria S. Floro Essentially Quantified? Towards a More Feminist Modeling Strategy - Wendy Sigle-Rushton Feminist Perspectives on Care: Theory,Practice and Policy - Susan Himmelweit & Ania Plomien Power, Privilege and Precarity: the Gendered Dynamics of Contemporary Inequality - Robin Dunford & Diane Perrons Macroeconomic Governance in the European Union: Reconfiguration of Power Structures and Erosion of Gender Equality - Elisabeth Klatzer & Christa Schlager Gender, Class and Location in the Global Economy - Drucilla Barker & Edith Kuiper Social Protection - Corina Rodriguez-Enriquez PART FIVE: WAR, VIOLENCE AND MILITARISATION - Marsha Henry Female Combatants, Feminism and 'Just' War - Laura Sjoberg Soldiering on: Pushing Militarized Masculinities into New Territory - Jane L. Parpart & Kevin Partridge Gender, Genocide, and Gendercide - Adam Jones Understanding Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings - Maria Eriksson Baaz & Maria Stern (En) Gendered Terror: Feminist Approaches to Political Violence - Swati Parashar

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  • ISBN13: 9781446252413
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 680
  • ID: 9781446252413
  • weight: 1400
  • ISBN10: 1446252418

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