Practising Feminism: Identity, Difference, Power


In Practising Feminisms contributors drawn from a range of backgrounds in anthropology, sociology and social psychology, explore different ways of practising feminism and their effect on gendered identities. The contributors examine feminism and gender differences between different countries, various feminist practices, the call for the recognition of heterosexuality as a politicised identity and the practical role of feminism in nationalist struggles and finally methodological implications of feminist practices. They show women to be different, and that different structural influences come into play to make them different. But women are not so different that a feminist politics or understanding is invalid. Practising Feminisms is an important contribution to the neglected middle ground between post-modern deconstructions of difference and identity, and continued feminist concern with grounded power relations and the validity of experience.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Nickie Charles
  • Marilyn Strathern
  • Jane K. Cowan
  • Sasha Roseneil
  • Susan Greenwood
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1996


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