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"An enjoyable read." Rosie Blau, FT Magazine

About the Author


Margaret Walters is a freelance writer and reviewer. She has written for the Times Literary Supplement and the Sunday Times.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (January 12, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019280510X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192805102
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.4 x 4.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,514 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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60 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Quickhappy on October 27, 2009
Format: Paperback
Oxford University Press's Very Short Introductions is a useful series. The books can rapidly introduce people to a given subject, in a readable and accessible way. I'm sorry to report that what should have been one of the best and most important works in the series--Feminism--is among Oxford's worst offerings. It is a great letdown. This diservice to readers desparately needs to be replaced.

My review of this book is not a reflection on Professor Walters, nor on her narrative. Dr. Walters competently reviews a number of leading English women and gives glimpses into the ways in which they advanced feminist thought. I particularly enjoyed reading her remarks about Mary Wollstonecraft. Dr. Walters is a clear writer who is well-acquainted with the history of feminism in England. However, Oxford chose not to market this book under its true auspices: "Feminist Women of England: A Very Short Introduction." Rather, OUP mislabled the book, presumably so as to mass market it.

Unfortunately, this isn't a book about *feminism*! It is only is a set of bios about English feminists and proto-feminists. The book offers little insight into major feminists from other lands, nor does it reflect on key historical moments, nor does it provide an overview of feminist theory! A basic book of feminism should, at the very least, consider the gendered division of labor, discussions of the body, notes on the intersection of gender and race/sexuality/class, and insight into to momentous thresholds in theory and politics. With all due respect to the author and the press, this book utterly fails to live up to its title.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KDunc on July 10, 2014
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This book included great highlights, quotes and exerts of historical feminism largely from a British point of view. I enjoyed reading about and being introduced to many characters that have fought for equaility over the centuries. This is a very quick read and I would recommend it to anyone looking to jump into the subject of feminism realizing that it is from an English perspective so not quite as diverse as one might hope for a subject relating to equality.

I also enjoyed even reading about some male characters that fought for women's rights like John Stuart Mill. I really enjoyed his quote "But was there ever any domination which did not appear natural to those who possessed it?"

Overall it was a great book, not thorough, but you can't expect that from a intro book.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Damaskcat on September 30, 2013
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This is a useful overview of the history of feminism. It doesn't go into the rights and wrongs of feminism at any point in history it simply relates information about people who wrote on the subject or were involved in the various groups set up to change the way women were treated and perceived.

The book mainly looks at Britain with some digressions to the US and to Europe and brief information about feminism in the Third World. I found the pre-nineteenth century chapters of great interest as I was not familiar with many of the names mentioned.

The book is written in a low-key style with plenty of quotations form sources as well as notes on chapters and a reading list and index. If you're looking for a simple overview of the subject you could do worse than read this as it can act as a starting off point for further reading.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thirdman on November 29, 2012
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Hits the highlights of feminist authors from UK/US, but the historical focus is heavily British. This is ok, but I didn't pay much attention to the fact it was published by Oxford, so I was surprised. (There is one shortish chapter on world feminist movements at the end.) US readers should supplement this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elina on January 16, 2015
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Concise historical overview of the feminism, but without any theoretical analysis. No examples from art or philosophy. Focuses mostly on British and American women.
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