"This series promises to invite feminist thinkers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds to think theoretically about feminism's history and future - work that needs to be done. I look forward to incorporating titles from this series into my women's and gender studies teaching." - Alison Piepmeier, Director, Women's and Gender Studies Program, The College of Charleston For the last twenty years, feminist theory has been presented as a series of ascending waves. This picture has had the effect of deemphasizing the diversity of past scholarship as well as constraining the way we understand and frame new work. The aim of this series is to attract original scholars who will offer unique interpretations of past scholarship and unearth neglected contributions to feminist theory. By breaking free from the constraints of the image of waves, this series will be able to provide a wider forum for dialogue and engage historical and interdisciplinary work to open up feminist theory to new audiences and markets. LINDA MARTÍN ALCOFF is Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and the City University of New York Graduate Center, USA. Her most recent books include Visible Identities: Race, Gender and the Self;The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy (co-edited with Eva Kittay); Identity Politics Reconsidered (co-edited with Moya, Mohanty and Hames-Garcia); and Singing in the Fire: Tales of Women in Philosophy. ALISON STONE is Professor of European Philosophy at Lancaster University, UK. She is the author of Petrified Intelligence: Nature in Hegel's Philosophy; Luce Irigaray and the Philosophy of Sexual Difference; An Introduction to Feminist Philosophy; and Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and Maternal Subjectivity; and the editor of The Edinburgh Critical History of Nineteenth-Century Philosophy.