"The Feminist Theory Reader brings together a sterling collection of essays that address fundamental issues in gender studies. The anthology draws from both classic articles such as those of Butler, Hill Collins, Anzaldua and Lorde and more recently published works. A "must have" text for present and future generation of scholars, activists, students and, of course, a combination of any of these."
—Alma M. Garcia, Sociology, Santa Clara University
"At last an anthology that does not embody a mythical universal woman or make us choose between the local and global, between theory and practice, between academia and grassroots social movements. This is a wonderful classroom tool with which to theorize feminism into its global futures."
—Banu Subramaniam, Women’s Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
"The first edition of Feminist Theory Reader challenged readers to think about the meanings of difference in both local and global contexts, and the second edition further challenges readers to rethink current multiracial, transnational feminist theories about globalization, citizenship, and identity. This excellent anthology will be invaluable for courses in gender and women’s studies."
—Jae Kyung Lee, Women’s Studies, Ewha Womans University, South Korea
About the Author
Carole R. McCann is Director and Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and an affiliate faculty member of the Language, Literacy, and Culture Graduate Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Her research expertise includes, feminist science studies, twentieth century history of birth control, eugenics, and population, and feminist theory. Her publications include: Birth control Politics in the United States, 1916-1945 (Cornell University Press, 1994, 1999). She is currently working on a book manuscript about masculinities in mid-century population sciences.
Seung-kyung Kim is Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and an affiliate faculty of Department of Anthropology, Department of American Studies, and Asian American Studies Program at the University of Maryland College Park. Her research expertise includes gender, labor, and development politics, Ethnography, Feminist Theory, and women in East Asia and Asian America. Her publications include: "Class Struggle or Family Struggle?: Lives of Women Factory Workers in South Korea" (Cambridge University Press, 1997). The author of numerous articles and book chapters, she is currently working on two book manuscripts: Women’s Movements in Democratic South Korea: The Trajectory of Institutionalization and the Loss of Autonomy which was funded by the Korea Foundation, and Global Citizens in the Making?: Transnational Migration and Education in Kirogi Families, which was funded by the Social Science Research Council.