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A Concise Companion to Feminist Theory

ISBN: 978-0-631-22403-7
288 pages
August 2003, ©2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Concise Companion to Feminist Theory introduces readers to the broad scope of feminist theory over the last 35 years.

  • Introduces readers to the broad scope of feminist theory over the past 35 years.
  • Guides students along the cutting edge of current feminist theory.
  • Suitable for students and scholars of all fields touched by feminist thought.
  • Covers an exceptionally broad range of disciplines, discourses and feminist positions.
  • Organised around concepts rather than schools of feminism.
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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors vii

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction 1
Mary Eagleton

1 Place and Space 11
Linda McDowell

2 Time 32
Krista Cowman and Louise A. Jackson

3 Class 53
Rosemary Hennessy

4 ‘Race’ 73
Kum-Kum Bhavnani and Meg Coulson

5 Sexuality 93
Rey Chow

6 Subjects 111
Chris Weedon

7 Language 133
Sara Mills

8 Literature 153
Mary Eagleton

9 The Visual 173
Griselda Pollock

10 Feminist Philosophies 195
Rosi Braidotti

11 Cyberculture 215
Jenny Wolmark

12 Feminist Futures 236
Sara Ahmed

Select Bibliography 255

Index 257

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Author Information

Mary Eagleton is Reader in the School of Cultural Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University. She is the author of Feminist Literary Theory: A Reader (Blackwell Publishing, Second Edition, 1996), and its accompanying Working with Feminist Criticism (Blackwell Publishing, 1996).
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  • Introduces readers to the broad scope of feminist theory over the past 35 years.

  • Guides students along the cutting edge of current feminist theory.

  • Suitable for students and scholars of all fields touched by feminist thought.

  • Covers an exceptionally broad range of disciplines, discourses and feminist positions.

  • Organised around concepts rather than schools of feminism.
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Reviews

"A Consise Companion to Feminist Theory is essential reading for researchers engaged in the diverse fields of feminist studies ... Even non-specialist readers with a view to getting started in feminist theory and practice will find the book quite interesting and thought provoking. A book with such a wide sweep of readership is no mean achievement."
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