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Feminism, Theory and the Politics of Difference

ISBN: 978-0-631-19823-9
232 pages
March 1999, Wiley-Blackwell
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Feminism, Theory and the Politics of Difference looks at the question of difference across the full spectrum of feminist theory from liberal, radical, lesbian and socialist theories to Black and post-colonial feminisms.
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List of Illustrations.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1. The Question of Difference.

2. Challenging Patriarchy, Decentring Heterosexuality: Radical and Revolutionary Feminisms.

3. Lesbian Difference, Feminism and Queer Theory.

4. Psychoanalysis and Difference.

5. The Production and Subversion of Gender: Postmodern Approaches.

6. Class.

7. Race, Racism and the Problem of Whiteness.

8. Beyond Eurocentrism: Feminism and the Politics of Difference in a Global Frame.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.
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Chris Weedon teaches critical theory, cultural studies and women's studies at the University of Wales, Cardiff, and her books include Cultural Politics (co-authored with Glenn Jordan, Blackwell, 1995) and Feminist Practice and Poststructuralist Theory, Second Edition (Blackwell, 1996).
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* Provides lucid exegesis of women centered and postmodern approaches to questions of difference.
* Gives a balanced treatment of historical theoretical positions.
* A key text for Women's Studies.
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"This is a book I would recommend to anyone wanting to understand recent developments in feminist theory. It offers excellent lucid accounts of theoretical debates, locates these effectively within a political context and offers a constructively critical, rather then hostile or celebratory, engagement with a politics of difference." New Formations

"This is an extremely useful book for Women's Studies and Gender courses at whatever level". MLR

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