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Politics and Feminism

Politics and Feminism

Barbara Arneil

ISBN: 978-0-631-19812-3

May 1999, Wiley-Blackwell

296 pages

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This 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).

8. Conclusion.




"Barbara Arneil's book, Politics and Feminism, either in whole or in part, will be enjoyed at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in courses on feminist theory, political theory, and women and politics." Resources for Feminist Research <!--end-->
* Brings together the different but related debates around politics and feminism.
* Provides a gender-oriented perspective usually absent in introductions to political theory.
* Relates the historical development of politics and feminism to everyday life.