Feminist Philosophies A-Z

Feminist Philosophies A-Z

Feminist Philosophies A-Z

Feminist Philosophies A-Z

Synopsis

A concise alphabetical guide to the key terms, issues, theoretical approaches, projects and thinkers in feminist philosophy. Feminist Philosophies A-Z covers contemporary material in a number of feminist approaches. It illustrates the complexity, range and interconnectedness of issues in feminist philosophy while making clear the relationship of feminist philosophy to the rest of philosophy as a discipline (epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, social philosophy and metaphysics). Entries are pithy, detailed, informative and are cross-referenced to guide the reader through the lively debates in feminism. This volume is an indispensable resource for philosophers, students, and Women's Studies faculties as well as anyone with an interest in feminist philosophy.

Excerpt

Feminist Philosophies A-Z is a reference covering contemporary feminist philosophy. It is oriented toward students in feminist philosophy and women's studies classes as well as a general audience interested in feminist theory. The goal of the A-Z Series is to provide pithy coverage of important terminology and figures in philosophy. Because of this there is a fair amount of breadth in the volumes, with depth in some areas, but not all.

In Feminist Philosophies A-Z my goal is to have a representative coverage of the field as well as to focus on some areas of feminist philosophy. In this volume I have tried to be particularly conscious of areas of feminist philosophy that may have received less coverage in other references or are newer to feminist philosophy and are receiving increased coverage in feminist philosophy courses. For example, there are several entries devoted to debates in transnational feminism, Third World feminism and antiglobalisation. Furthermore, I have tried to show how debates in areas such as Chicana/Latina feminism, Black feminist thought and Third World feminism have informed other areas of feminist philosophy. Thus many general entries make reference to these areas to show the crossfertilisation of ideas and make clear that feminist philosophy is an ongoing, critical practice that seeks growth and revision. The volume is also attentive to many of the ongoing debates and ideas in feminist philosophy. For example, there are entries on reproductive rights, reproductive technologies . . .

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