A Concise Companion to Feminist Theory (Concise Companions by Mary Eagleton

By Mary Eagleton

The Concise spouse to Feminist Theory introduces readers to the extensive scope of feminist conception over the past 35 years.

  • Introduces readers to the wide scope of feminist thought during the last 35 years.
  • Guides scholars alongside the leading edge of present feminist theory.
  • Suitable for college kids and students of all fields touched via feminist thought.
  • Covers a really extensive diversity of disciplines, discourses and feminist positions.
  • Organised round strategies instead of colleges of feminism.

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She recalls these places and reveals the social relations of power and oppression that construct them and that have to be negotiated in every daily encounter. She explores her location in networks of power of which she was largely unaware when growing up in a privileged Jewish middle-class family. She recounts memories of key places in her suburban childhood, places that suggest ‘mutuality, companionship, creativity, sensuousness, easiness in the body, curiosity in what new things might be making in the world, hope from that curiosity, safety and love’ (1984: 24).

New Left Review, 196: 65–84. Mohanty, C. T. (1991) Cartographies of struggle. In C. T. Mohanty, A. Russo and L. Torres (eds), Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism, pp. 1–47. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. Nash, C. (1993) Remapping and renaming: new cartographies of identity, gender and landscape in Ireland. Feminist Review, 44: 39–57. Park, R. , Burgess, E. W. and McKenzie, R. D. (1925) The City. Chicago: Chicago University Press (reprinted 1967). Pateman, C. (1988) The Sexual Contract.

How sensitive are we to the intellectual potential of the foreigners that we have right here, in our own backyard? . For internationalization to become a serious practice 28 Place and Space we must work through this paradox of proximity, indifference, and cultural differences between the nomadic intellectual and the migrant women. (1994: 255) Acknowledgement The section entitled ‘Home/Land’ is a revised version of part of chapter 7 of my book Gender, Identity and Place (1999) published by Polity Press.

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