By Mary Eagleton
The Concise spouse to Feminist Theory introduces readers to the large scope of feminist conception over the past 35 years.
- Introduces readers to the wide scope of feminist idea over the last 35 years.
- Guides scholars alongside the leading edge of present feminist theory.
- Suitable for college students and students of all fields touched by means of feminist thought.
- Covers an extremely large variety of disciplines, discourses and feminist positions.
- Organised round techniques instead of faculties of feminism.
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A sobering counter to the emphasis on displacement and mobility in recent theoretical work as well as in empirical studies lies in realizing that most women in the world remain trapped or ﬁxed in place. Their everyday lives and social relations are conﬁned within often tight spatial boundaries, constructed through power relations and material inequalities. The opportunities but also the constraints of the locality continue to structure many women’s, indeed most people’s, lives, when the material costs of overcoming the friction of distance are beyond their means.
In both symbolic and material terms, the child was closely associated with the future health and happiness of the nation. Mothering and child-rearing practices were increasingly monitored; women’s reproductive functions became a focus of medical intervention. Feminism, too, can be seen as a product of ‘Enlightenment’ thought. Mary Wollstonecraft’s Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) was a response to both Paine’s The Rights of Man and Rousseau’s Émile and their concern with the education of male rather than female children.
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. Cambridge: Polity Press. — and Grosz, E. (eds) (1987) Feminist Challenges: Social and Political Theory.