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by Josephine Donovan

  • Author: Josephine Donovan
  • ISBN: 0826412483
  • ISBN13: 978-0826412485
  • ePub: 1740 kb | FB2: 1857 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; 3rd edition (July 1, 2000)
  • Pages: 304
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 659
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Feminist Theory: The Intellectual Traditions (3rd edition) ePub download

Feminist Theory: Intellectual Traditions of American Feminism.

Feminist Theory: Intellectual Traditions of American Feminism. Paperback: 304 pages.

The author provides lucid comprehensive discussions of the main intellectual traditions of feminist theory

The author provides lucid comprehensive discussions of the main intellectual traditions of feminist theory. Intelligent, balanced, accurate, and informed, Feminist Theory is a major addition to the canon of feminist literature. Choice (also named An Outstanding Academic Book in Choice))". Josephine Donovan is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Maine, USA.

Feminist Theory: The Intellectual Traditions. New York: Continuum, 2012. book emerged as the result of a seminar on feminist theory (xv), and one of the. volume’s many strengths is its lucid presentation of the trajectory of American. Tracing the history of. feminism through the various waves and subsequent backlashes, Donovan. does an admirable job in locating the intellectual, social, and philosophical roots.

Josephine Donovan is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Maine, USA.

ISBN 13: 9780826412485.

Donovan, Josephine and Carol Adams.

2003) Donovan, Josephine and Carol Adams. Feminist Care Tradition in Animal Ethics: A Reader, New York: Columbia University Press, 1-20. UN Women, 'Women, Poverty, and Economics- Facts and Figures'.

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Donovan's book is divided into the following chapters: Enlightenment Liberal Feminism; Nineteenth-Century Cultural . The liberal and cultural feminism chapters were good - just what I wanted.

Donovan's book is divided into the following chapters: Enlightenment Liberal Feminism; Nineteenth-Century Cultural Feminism; Feminism and Marxism; Feminism and Freudianism; Feminism and Existentialism; Radical Feminism; The Moral Vision of Twentieth-Century Cultural Feminism; and the Twenty-first Century (focusing on anti-pornography and maternity-leave issues as examples of the continuing refinement of liberal, cultural, radical feminism; postmodernism and ecofeminism).

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Feminist Theory : The Intellectual Traditions . By (author) Josephine Donovan.

This first major study of feminist theory, which is revised and completely reset, now takes the reader into the twentieth century. It chronicles a renaissance of feminist theory through the so-called third wave of the present day, which follows significant "waves" of earlier periods: the fifteenth through early eighteenth centuries as well as the more widely recognized nineteenth century; and the 1960s through the 80s.
Xanna
I read the book over a decade ago, the 1985 edition. I still regard it as a great introduction to feminist theory. The book was very condensed and so not easy to read at times, as Donovan tried to compress a review of like 200 books plus historical details into some 200 pages, necessarily making the review highly abstract. But it was very worth it precisely for the breadth. It was also very good for reference because she seems to have read every piece of feminist writing ever produced. The greatest strength of the book, I think, is in her classification: liberal, cultural, marxist, psychoanalytic, existential, radical and contemporary cultural feminism. It clarifies a lot of non-sense in the media, since the attack on feminists by conservatives frequently devolves around a confusion between liberal and cultural feminism. I think the best way to classify feminist theories, however, is to make two fundamental orientations, liberal feminism and cultural feminism, and then subsume all theoretical sub-orientations (marxist, psychoanalytic, existentialist, radical, semantico-structural, and the care-ethic type) under cultural feminism as its diversification. That is a suggestion. Another thing about feminist theory is that it is very peculiarly Modern and Western, and more specifically American. The subtitle "The Intellectual Traditions of American Feminism" is very signficant, and this cultural and epochal relativity is an essential aspect of feminist theory that should be explored. Also the relationship -- or rather the disjuncture -- between feminist theory and women's movement is not explored. While many women are breaking glass ceilings in American society, very little of them have any knowledge of "feminist theories", and the theorists themselves, mostly working at universities, are getting loftier in their theoretical world. The most impact they made seems to be in the restructuration of universities, but not beyond. This is a very interesting phenomenon that, along with the first, should receive some attention in such a comprehensive introduction as Donovan's.
Adoraris
Donovan knows what she's talking about in this book. Generally understudied academic research is organized into one volume.

But because of the depth which she delves into her area, it's not a good choice for an "Intro to Women's Studies" course. You're going to have to set aside some time to get through a chapter.

Easily dispelling the notion that women's studies is light reading material, the material is substantive.
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