Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction

by Rosemarie Putnam Tong

Paperback, 1998




Westview Press (1998), Edition: Second Edition, 368 pages


Feminist Thoughtis a clear, comprehensive, and incisive introduction to the major traditions of feminist theory, from liberal feminism, radical feminism, and Marxist and socialist feminism to care-focused feminism, psychoanalytic feminism, women of color feminisms, and ecofeminism. The fourth edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded. The chapter on multiculturalism was renamed Women of Color Feminisms and significantly updated, revised, and expanded by Tina Fernandes Botts of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. The revisions also include a new section on existentialism as it relates to postmodern feminism, and a new conclusion that contemplates third-wave feminism and the future directions of feminist theory. Learning tools such as the new end-of-chapter discussion questions, and the bibliography, organized by topics within chapters, makeFeminist Thoughtan essential resource for students and thinkers who want to understand the theoretical origins and complexities of contemporary feminist debates.… (more)

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LibraryThing member patrish11
I really liked this book. A trip down memory lane reading about the traditional liberal, radical and socialist feminism. Naming the more contemporary feminism: second wave and third wave. An intelligent (sometimes too deep for me) exploration of feminism is helpful in understanding the 'post modern' women. I liked that Tong says, "men as well as women have much to gain by joining a variety of postmodern and third wave feminists in their attempts to shape a feminism that meets PEOPLE's needs in the new millenium.… (more)


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368 p.; 8.98 inches


0813332958 / 9780813332956

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