Feminist Thinkers and the Demands of Femininity
The Lives and Work of Intellectual Women
By (author) Lori Jo Marso
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Feminist Thinkers and the Demands of Femininity by Lori Jo Marso
Book DescriptionExamining the lives and work of historical and contemporary feminist intellectuals, Feminist Thinkers and the Demands of Femininity explores the feminist struggle to "have it all." This fascinating interdisciplinary study focuses on how feminist thinkers throughout history have long striven to balance politics, intellectual work, and the material conditions of femininity. Taking a close look at this quest for an integrated life in the autobiographical and theoretical writings of well-known feminists such as Mary Wollstonecraft, Emma Goldman, and Simone de Beauvoir, alongside contemporary counterparts, like Azar Nafisi, Audre Lorde, and Ana Castillo, Marso moves beyond questions of who women are and what women want, adding an innovative personal dimension to feminist theory, showing how changing conceptions of femininity manifest themselves within all women's lives.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415979276
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lori Jo Marso
Politics, Theory, and Film, Hardback (November 2016)
The disturbing and intense films of Lars von Trier are often dismissed as misogynist, misanthropic, or anti-humanist. This book, however, invites us to engage with his work to found a new feminist vision and discover what might be distinctively hopeful for the future of our fragile human condition.
Feminist Thinkers and the Demands of Femininity, Hardback (August 2006)
Examining the lives and work of historical and contemporary feminist intellectuals, this title explores the feminist struggle to "have it all." It focuses on how feminist thinkers throughout history have long striven to balance politics, intellectual work, and the material conditions of femininity.
Simone de Beauvoir's Political Thinking, Paperback (May 2006)
By exploring the life and work of the influential feminist thinker Simone de Beauvoir, this book shows how each of us lives within political and social structures that we can play a part in transforming. It argues that Beauvoir's examination of her own existence can also be understood as a dynamic method for political thinking.
(Un)manly Citizens, Paperback (January 2002)» View all books by Lori Jo Marso
Marso's scholarship makes us aware of how early in the history of modern political thought the potential of an unmanly vision of citizenship as a radical critique of politics was already being discussed and formulated.
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Author Biography - Lori Jo Marso
Lori Marso is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Women's and Gender Studies program at Union College in Schenectady, NY.
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