Differences in Feminist Theory: Radical, Liberal, Socialist, Lesbian, Womanism

Discover feminist texts about the differences between radical, liberal, socialist, lesbian and womanist feminisms written between 1965-1995.

Radical Feminism

Radical Feminism Anne Koedt, Ellen Levineand Anita Rapone Quadrangle Books 1973 An anthology of radical feminist writings from the current women’s movement. Forty-five articles ranging from the personal to the theoretical and drawn largely from the feminist annual notes. Read the book online through Feminist Reprise. Table of Contents I. Liberating History… The First Feminists…

Love and Politics: Radical Feminist and Lesbian Theories

Love and Politics: Radical Feministand Lesbian Theories Carol Anne Douglas Pergamon Press 1988 Critical survey of radical and lesbian feminist ideas from the 1960s through the 1980s. Carol Anne Douglas examines diverse theories on the roots of male domination; love and sexuality; lesbianism and friendship between women; lesbian separatism; sadomasochism; strategy and tactics for women’s…

Anticlimax: A Feminist Perspective on the Sexual Revolution

Anticlimax: A Feminist Perspectiveon the Sexual Revolution Sheila Jeffreys New York University Press 1990 The sexual revolution of the 1960’s and 1970’s is generally considered a time when the women’s movement made great strides. In this provocative book, Sheila Jeffreys argues that this much heralded sexual freedom did not constitute any real gain for women…

Against Sadomasochism: A Radical Feminist Analysis

Against Sadomasochism: ARadical Feminist Analysis Robin Ruth Linden, Darlene R. Pagano,Diana E. H. Russell and Susan Leigh Star Frog in the Well 1982 A 1982 radical feminist anthology edited by Robin Ruth Linden, Darlene R. Pagano, Diana E. H. Russell, and Susan Leigh Star. The essays in the book critique sadomasochism and BDSM from a…

Daring to Be Bad: Radical Feminism in America, 1967-1975

Daring to Be Bad: RadicalFeminism in America, 1967-1975 Alice Echols University of Minnesota Press 1989 From the late 1960s to the early 1970s, radical feminism was the most dynamic force within the women’s movement. Yet, in the more than twenty years since the emergence of contemporary feminism, there has been no book-length study of this…

The Sexual Liberals and the Attack on Feminism

The Sexual Liberals and theAttack on Feminism Janice Raymond,Dorchen Leidholdt Pergamon Press 1990 This book brings together some important talks from the conference entitled “The Sexual Liberals and the Attack on Feminism” held at New York University Law School, April 4 1987. The conference was attended by over 800 women and was held against the backdrop…

The Politics of Reality: Essays in Feminist Theory

The Politics of Reality: Essaysin Feminist Theory Marilyn Frye Crossing Press 1983 The Politics of Reality: Essays in Feminist Theory is a 1983 collection of feminist essays by philosopher Marilyn Frye. Some of these essays, developed through speeches and lectures she gave, have been quoted and reprinted often, and the book has been described as…

Feminist Thought: A Comprehensive Introduction

Feminist Thought: AComprehensive Introduction Rosemarie Tong Westview Press 1989 In this survey of feminist theory, Rosemarie Tong provides coverage of the psychoanalytic, existential and postmodern schools of feminism. The author guides the reader through the complexities of even the most notoriously difficult thinkers. Students will meet and become familiar with many of the essential figures…

Living With Contradictions: Controversies In Feminist Social Ethics

Living With Contradictions:Controversies In Feminist Social Ethics Alison M. Jaggar Avalon Publishing 1994 Some people believe that feminist ethics is little more than a series of dogmatic positions on issues such as abortion rights, pornography, and affirmative action.This caricature was never true, but Alison Jaggar’s Living with Contradictions is the first book to demonstrate just how rich…

Feminist Politics and Human Nature

Feminist Politics and Human Nature Alison M. Jaggar Rowman & Allanheld 1983 A comprehensive overview and analysis of dominant perspectives in American feminist thought, this book offers a critical introduction to the central varieties of feminist theory for those just beginning to delve into the history of feminism. Feminist political philosophers use both traditional and…

In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose

In Search of Our Mothers’Gardens: Womanist Prose Alice Walker Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1983 From Wikipedia: Published in 1983, In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose is a collection composed of 36 separate pieces written by Alice Walker. The essays, articles, reviews, statements, and speeches were written between 1966 and 1982. Many are based on her understanding of “womanist”…

Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment

Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge,Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment Patricia Hill Collins Hyman 1990 In Black Feminist Thought, originally published in 1990, Patricia Hill Collins set out to explore the words and ideas of Black feminist intellectuals and writers, both within the academy and without. Here Collins provides an interpretive framework for the work of such prominent Black…

Capitalist Patriarchy and the Case for Socialist Feminism

Capitalist Patriarchy and theCase for Socialist Feminism Zillah R. Eisenstein Monthly Review Press 1978 Capitalist Patriarchy and the Case for Socialist Feminism is a 1978 anthology about socialist feminism edited by Zillah R. Eisenstein. Fourteen provocative papers on the oppression of women in capitalist countries, coupled with three articles on the subordinate position of women in two communist…

Difference: Writings by Women

Difference: Writings by Women Susan Hawthorne Waterloo Press 1985 This anthology reflects the diversity of women’s experience. Published to mark the Women 150 Writers Week held in Melbourne during September 1985, the women writers represented in this anthology include Aboriginal women, migrant women from Europe and Asia, those whose works represent class struggles, and lesbian…