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Feminist Political Theory
An Introduction
2nd edition
 
 
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Feminist Political Theory provides both a wide-ranging history of Western feminist thought and a lucid analysis of contemporary debates. It offers an accessible and thought-provoking account of complex theories, which it relates to 'real-life' issues such as sexual violence, political representation, and the family. This timely edition has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the most recent developments in feminism and feminist scholarship throughout, in particular taking into account the impact of black and post-modern feminist thought on feminist political theory.


Description

Feminist Political Theory provides both a wide-ranging history of Western feminist thought and a lucid analysis of contemporary debates. It offers an accessible and thought-provoking account of complex theories, which it relates to 'real-life' issues such as sexual violence, political representation, and the family. This timely edition has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the most recent developments in feminism and feminist scholarship throughout, in particular taking into account the impact of black and post-modern feminist thought on feminist political theory.


Reviews

Reviews of the first edition

'Bryson's attempt to present a comprehensive picture of arguments, topics and writers is admirably carried out, and the sheer breadth of her scope is impressive. Overall, this is a very valuable contribution to the field.' - Diemut Bubeck, Political Studies

'...an admirably clear and comprehensive introduction which, though aimed primarily at undergraduates, will also be of value to A-level students and teachers. A comprehensive yet concise analysis which is lucid and measured in tone. It provides a timely reminder of the richness and variety of feminist debate since the 1960s, and reflects the current post-modernist tendency to celebrate the diversity of feminist thinking, rather than to try and elevate one approach above all the others.' - Jill Longmate, Talking Politics

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'Bryson undoubtedly succeeds in providing an accessible and engaging introduction to key debates in feminist political theory, which will be particularly welcomed by undergraduate students who wish to learn about the origins and hallmarks of feminist thought.' - Andrea Baumeister, University of Stirling, UK


Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Early Feminist Thought
Liberalism and Beyond: Mainstream Feminism in the Mid-Nineteenth Century
The Contribution of Marx and Engels
Mainstream Feminism: The Vote and After, 1880-1939
Socialist Feminism in Britain and the United States
Marxist Feminism in Germany
Marxist Feminism in Russia
Feminism After the Second World War
Liberalism and Beyond: Feminism and Equal Rights from the 1960s
Radical Feminism and the Concept of Patriarchy
Patriarchy and Private Life: The Family, Reproduction and Sexuality
Patriarchy: The Public Sphere
Marxist and Socialist Feminism from the 1960s
Black and Post-modern Feminism
Feminist Theory in the Twenty-First Century
Bibliography
Index


Authors

VALERIE BRYSON is Professor of Politics at Huddersfield University and her publications include Feminist Debates: Issues of Theory and Political Practice (1999).