Feminist Knowledge (RLE Feminist Theory): Critique and Construct, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0203094034
  • ISBN-13: 9780203094037
  • DDC: 305.4201
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 357 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The 'minority' feminist viewpoints have often been submerged in the interests of maintaining a mainstream, universal model of feminism. This anthology takes into account the various differences among women while looking at the important areas of feminist struggle. While sisterhood is indeed global, it certainly does not mean that all women are required to submerge their specific differences and assimilate to a universal model. Consequently, the collection includes essays by leaders in the field of post-structuralist enquiry as well as by those immersed in the new spirituality, and the social consequences of recent biological research. Other essays reflect the political struggles which continue to be waged with different strategies by socialist and radical feminists, and the self-searching analyses undertaken by feminists uneasy about their inclusion within educational institutions and the radical new interpretations of sexuality within the cultural domain. The collection begins with a critique of white mainstream feminism emanating from Aboriginal women in Australia. The implications of the critique indicate that there is a pervasive racism within the feminist movement.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Feminist Knowledge.
2: Feminist Knowledge: Critique and Construct.
3: Feminist Knowledge, Women's Liberation, and Women's Studies.
4: Contemporary Theories of Power and Subjectivity.
5: Contemporary Theories of Power and Subjectivity.
6: Feminism, Subjectivity and Sexual Experience.
7: Discourses of Definition.
8: Philosophy.
9: Psychoanalysis and Feminism.
10: The Definition of Male and Female: Biological Reductionism and the Sanctions of Normality.
11: Religion.
12: Feminist Interventions.
13: Radical Feminism: Critique and Construct.
14: Socialist Feminisms.
15: Conclusion: A Note on Essentialism and Difference.
Notes On Contributors.