DescriptionThis book addresses the question of gender and feminism in western political theory and practise. It provides students with both the theoretical and historical underpinnings of women's exclusion from politics, and the feminist response to this exclusion.
1. Politics and Feminism: An Introduction.
2. Demarcating the Boundaries.
3. Public vs Private: The Feminist Critique.
4. Culture vs Nature: The Feminist Critique.
5. Politics and Feminism: Deconstructing the Theoretical Frameworks.
6. First and Second Wave Feminism: Challenging the Dualities.
7. Third Wave Feminism(s): The View at, of and from the Border(s).
* Provides a gender-oriented perspective usually absent in introductions to political theory.
* Relates the historical development of politics and feminism to everyday life.