Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 January 2012

496 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199858101

Bookseller Code (04)

Doing Feminist Theory

From Modernity to Postmodernity

Dr. Susan Archer Mann

Doing Feminist Theory: From Modernity to Postmodernity critically examines feminist thought from the late eighteenth century to the present. Organized historically and by theoretical perspectives, author Susan Archer Mann:

* Highlights the relationship between feminist theory and political practice and examines the diversity of feminist visions and voices by race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and global location

* Interweaves the history of feminist thought with the history of the U.S. women's movement to ground feminist perspectives in their socio-historical contexts

* Bridges the local and global using theory application sections devoted to feminist analyses of colonialism, imperialism, and globalization

* Offers a critical and dynamic approach to theory that is interdisciplinary and inclusive of alternative forms of theory construction, such as poetry, music, and zines

* Illuminates how transformations in contemporary feminist thought reflect paradigm shifts from modernity to postmodernity

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