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What makes feminist theory feminist? How did so many different feminisms come to exist? In Fundamental Feminism , Judith Grant addresses these questions by offering a critical exploration of the evolution of feminist theory and the state of feminist thinking today. Grant provides a lively assessment of the major problems of contemporary feminist thought and identifies a set of common assumptions that link the wide variety of feminist theories in existence. Fundamental Feminism calls for nothing less than a substantial revision of the core concepts responsible for shaping feminist theory as we now know it. Grant identifies and critiques three core concepts of feminist theory- "woman", "experience", and "personal politics" - from their origins in pamphlets and writings from the early womens liberation movement to their current construction in feminist thought. She then connects a number of major debates in feminism today to the longstanding influence of these core assumptions. These debates include the hegemony of the white female perspective, the tensions between anti-pornography and pro-sex feminists, and the discussions surrounding the challenges presented by postmoder

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415908269
ISBN-10: 0415908264
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Apr-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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