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Feminist Theory Reader

Local and Global Perspectives



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The "Feminist Theory Reader" anthologizes important works in feminist theory by incorporating the voices of women of colour and post-colonial scholars throughout. Classic works in feminist theory by scholars such as Simone de Beauvoir, Judith Butler, Charlotte Bunch, Adrienne Rich, Donna Haraway and Monique Wittig appear alongside Amrita Basu, Gayatri Gopinath, Ji Yeon Lee, Gloria Anzaldua, and Chandra Mohanty, providing both local and global perspectives.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Section I: Feminism: Definitions and Movements Introduction Definitions Inji Aflatun, "We Egyptian Women" (1949) Simone De Beauvoir, "Introduction," The Second Sex (1952) Elizabeth Martinez, "La Chicana" (1972) Bonnie Kreps, "Radical Feminism 1" (1972) bell hooks, "Feminism: A Movement to End Sexist Oppression" (1984) Christine Delphy, "Rethinking Sex and Gender" (1993) Amrita Basu, "Globalization of the local/Localization of the Global: Mapping Transnational Women's Movements," (2000) Movements "No More Miss America!" (1968) Charlotte Bunch, "Lesbians in Revolt" (1972) Sonia Correa and Rosalind Petchesky, "Reproductive and Sexual Rights: A Feminist Perspective" (1994) Gwendolyn Mikkell, "African Feminism: Toward a New Politics of Representation" (1995) Noel Sturgeon, "Ecofeminist Appropriations and Transnational Environmentalisms" (1999) Yvonne Corcoran-Nantes, "Female Consciousness Raising in Community-Based Struggles in Brazil (2000) Margaret D.Stetz, "Wartime Sexual Violence against Women: A Feminist Response" (2001) Section II: Theorizing Intersecting Identities Introduction Race and Nation The Combahee River Collective, "A Black Feminist Statement" (1977) Donna Kate Rushin, "The Bridge Poem" (1981) Mitsuye Yamada, "Invisibility is an Unnatural Disaster: Reflections Of an Asian American Woman" (1981) Gloria Anzaldua, "La Conciencia de la Mestiza: Towards a New Consciousness" (1987) Marie-Aimee Helie-Lucas, "The Preferential Symbol for Islamic Identity: Women in Muslim Personal Laws" (1994) Mallika Dutt, "Some Reflections on U.S Women of Colour and the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women and NGO Forum in Beijing, China" (1996) Class Heidi Hartmann, "The Unhappy Marriage of Marxism and Feminism: Towards a More Progressive Union" (1981) Linda Y.C. Lim, "Capitalism, Imperialism, and Patriarchy: The Dilemma of Third-World Women Workers in Multinational Companies" (1983) Maxine Molyneux, "Mobilization Without Emancipation? Women's Interest, State, and Revolution in Nicaragua" (1985) Sexuality Anne Koedt, "The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm" (1970) Monique Wittig, "One is Not Born a Woman" (1981) Audre Lorde, "I am Your Sister: Black Women Organizing Across Sexualities" (1984) Gayatri Gopinath, "Funny Boys and Girls: Notes on a Queer South Asian Planet" (1996) Karin Aquilar-San Juan, "Going Home: Enacting Justice in Queer Asian America" (1998) Section III: Theorizing Feminist Agency Politics Introduction Standpoints Nancy Hartsock, "The Feminist Standpoint: Toward a Specifically Feminist Historical Materialism" (1983) Uma Narayan, "The Project of Feminist Epistemology: Perspectives From a Nonwestern Feminist" (1989) Patricia Hill-Collins, "The Politics of Black Feminist Thought" (1990 & 2000) Cheshire Calhoun, "Separating Lesbian Theory from Feminist Theory" (1994) Maxine Baca Zinn and Bonnia

Author Biography

Seung-kyung Kim is Associate professor of Women's Studies at the University of Maryland and the author of Class Struggle or Family Struggle? The Lives of Women Factory Workers in South Korea. Carole McCann is Associate Professor of American Studies and Director of Women's Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the author of Birth Control Politics in the U.S., 1916-1945.
Release date NZ
December 12th, 2002
Edited by Carole R. McCann Edited by Seung-kyung Kim
Country of Publication
United States
Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
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