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History Matters by
Judith M. Bennett, who has been commenting on developments in women's and gender history since the 1980s, argues that the achievement of a more feminist future relies on a rich, plausible, and well-informed knowledge of the past, and she asks her readers to consider what sorts of feminist history can best advance the struggles of the twenty-first century.
The Creation of Feminist Consciousness by
In The Creation of Feminist Consciousness, the eagerly awaited concluding volume of Women and History, Lerner documents the twelve-hundred-year struggle of women to free their minds from patriarchal thought, to create Women's History, and to achieve a feminist consciousness. In a richly documented narrative filled with inspiring portraits of women, Lerner ranges from the Middle Ages to the late 19th century, tracing several important ways by which women strove for autonomy and equality.
The Feminist Promise by
An elegantly crafted and thoughtfully rendered history of feminism, from 1792 through the present. In this weeping definitive volume Christine Stansella, leading historian, looks at feminism's famous moments and overlooked chapters.
Women of Color & Feminism
Seattle/Black Feminist Library
Small but growing print-on-paper collection dedicated exclusively to Black feminism, Black feminist theory, and Womanism. See the blog owner for access to the materials.
Women of Color and Feminism by
In this Seal Studies title, author and professor Maythee Rojas offers a look at the intricate crossroads of being a woman of color. Women of Color and Feminism tackles the question of how women of color experience feminism, and how race and socioeconomics can alter this experience.
The Color of Privilege by
This groundbreaking and important book explores how women of different ethnic/racial groups conceive of feminism. Aída Hurtado advances the theory of relational privilege to explain those differing conceptions.
Making Face, Making Soul - Haciendo Caras by
A bold collection of creative pieces and theoretical essays by women of color. The authors explore a full spectrum of present concerns in over seventy pieces that vary from writing by new talents to published pieces by Audre Lorde, Joy Harjo, Norma Alarcón and Trinh T. Minh-ha.
Solidarities Beyond Borders by
These timely case studies from North America, Latin America, and Southeast Asia explore the benefits and challenges of extending ties beyond national borders and disciplinary boundaries. The contributors not only bring to light the opportunities and challenges that globalization poses for transnationalizing women's movements, they offer important strategic, conceptual, and methodological lessons for all social movements.
Between Woman and Nation by
In Between Woman and Nation, constructions such as nationalism, homeland, country, region, and locality are for the first time examined in the context of gender. The contributors--leading scholars of ethnicity, transnationalism, globalization, and feminist theory--are united in their determination to locate and describe the performative space of interactions between woman and nation.
Feminist Theory by
This carefully argued and powerfully inspirational work is a comprehensive examination of the core issues of sexual politics, including political solidarity among women, men as partners in struggle, and the feminist movement to end violence. Always engaging and frequently provocative, hooks combines an accessible style with critical insight to offer a vision of feminism rooted in compassion, respect, and integrity
Feminist Theory and International Relations in a Postmodern Era by
This book evaluates the major debates around which the discipline of international relations has developed in the light of contemporary feminist theories. The three debates (realist versus idealist, scientific versus traditional, modernist versus postmodernist) have been subject to feminist theorising since the earliest days of known feminist activities, with the current emphasis on feminist, empiricist standpoint and postmodernist ways of knowing.
Masculinity Studies and Feminist Theory by
Looking particularly at literature, film, and classroom practices, Masculinity Studies and Feminist Theory links the analysis of masculinities with feminism´s ethical and political agenda for the future. Its authors share a conviction that such a link not only reveals the persistence, now more subtle and varied, of male entitlement but also promises to create an enriched and reinvigorated feminism for a new century.