Fundamental Feminism: Radical Feminist History for the Future

New York: Routledge (2018)
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Just in time for the 25th anniversary of this classic text, Judith Grant updates her challenge to what she calls the hyphenated model of feminist theory. Including new material on intersectionality, postmodernism, and global feminisms, Grant provides new introductions to every chapter as well as a new introduction and conclusion to the entire text, plus will recruit an esteemed Foreword author to reintroduce the new edition to the latest generation of feminist students and scholars. In Fundamental Feminism, Judith Grant explores the evolution of feminist theory as well as the state of today's feminist thought. Pointing to the main problems within feminism, Grant calls for a substantial revision of the core concepts responsible for shaping today's feminist theory. Grant identifies and critiques three core concepts in feminist theory--"woman," "experience," and "personal politics"--from their origins in pamphlets and writings in the early women's liberation movement to their current construction in feminist thought. She connects a number of key debates in feminism today to the longstanding influence of these core assumptions. These debates include the hegemony of the white female perspective, the tension between anti-pornography and pro-sex feminists, and the challenges presented by postmodernism. Fundamental Feminism is provocative reading for anyone interested in the future of feminist theory and the power of feminist politics.



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