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Feminist Theory Reader: Local and Global Perspectives 2nd Edition

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ISBN-10: 0415994772
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"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.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (July 22, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415994772
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415994774
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 6.9 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #159,702 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is a fantastic resource for anyone interested in feminist perspectives. It is a compilation of feminist voices and perspectives on a variety of topics that span space and time. The book offers a global perspective on various feminist theories and practices with distinct sections on different time periods, local politics, identity, epistemology, the body and solidarity. It encompasses voices as varied as the Combahee River Collective, radical queer theorists and liberal feminists and incorporates various forms of writing from essays to personal narratives and poems.
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I am still in the process of reading this book. It provides a strong intellectual challenge as well as a broad introduction to the diverse field of feminism.

This is a wonderful way to expose a reader to various philosophies of feminism. It is safe to say the exposure is wide but not deep. But one will find many avenues to explore more deeply. Plus, the references to each chapter provide a ready made list for future reading.

In my case I was exposed to certain feminist thought that I otherwise would've chosen to avoid.
As a result I found out I am a radical feminist (i.e. I am to the left of Gloria Steinem).
Who knew?

This is good for anyone wanting a very strong introduction to feminism or those wanting to expand their knowledge base of what Feminism has to offer.

Everyone should read this book especially young men and women moving into adulthood.
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great service, book was in batter condition than you said it would be. thank you for your service, a moms blessing! Just trying to get my child through collage on a one parent salary.
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This book provided very useful information for my women's studies class.
I would recommend this book for any one interested in learning more about the feminist movement.
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This book was a decent compilation of feminist discourse, but I thought it didn't showcase the best writings from each of the authors. Plus, it is pretty western-centric.
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This textbook is an in depth examination of how feminist theory lives in many cultures today. An eye opening opus for anyone in Women's Studies courses.
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