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Why Feminism?: Gender, Psychology, Politics (Gender & Culture)

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Segal surveys the impact of feminist thought and activism on contemporary culture. Three decades after the remarkable resurgence of feminism, both critics of the movement and feminists themselves hold sharply opposing views on the success or failures of three decades of women's activism. Exploring feminism's troubled relations with psychology and psychoanalysis, the rise of new evolutionary theory, the impact of queer theorizing on gender categories, controversies over memory and trauma, and increasing anxieties about men and masculinity, "Why Feminism?" illustrates the continuing provocation and significance of feminist inquiry, laying out potentialities and pitfalls for the century ahead.

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Three decades after the remarkable resurgence of feminism, gender issues have become ubiquitous in public debate. For some, feminism is the favorite scapegoat for multiple social ills; for others, the greatest success story of the closing century. The Janus face of feminism in the media reflects the competing images of women's lives today. Feminists themselves hold sharply opposing views on the success or failures of three decades of women's activism. Why Feminism? looks at the shifts in feminist thinking from the brash emergence of Women's Liberation at the close of the 1960s to the diverse and discordant feminisms of recent decades. Exploring feminism's troubled relations with psychology and psychoanalysis, the rise of new evolutionary theory, the impact of queer theorizing on gender categories, controversies over memory and trauma, and increasing anxieties about men and masculinity, Why Feminism? illustrates the continuing provocation and significance of feminist inquiry, laying out potentialities and pitfalls for the century ahead.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-273) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231119658
Author:
Segal, Lynne
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Feminist psychology
Subject:
Feminist theory
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Gender & Culture
Series Volume:
99-14
Publication Date:
19991231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.97x5.99x.88 in. .93 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies

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"Synopsis" by , Three decades after the remarkable resurgence of feminism, gender issues have become ubiquitous in public debate. For some, feminism is the favorite scapegoat for multiple social ills; for others, the greatest success story of the closing century. The Janus face of feminism in the media reflects the competing images of women's lives today. Feminists themselves hold sharply opposing views on the success or failures of three decades of women's activism. Why Feminism? looks at the shifts in feminist thinking from the brash emergence of Women's Liberation at the close of the 1960s to the diverse and discordant feminisms of recent decades. Exploring feminism's troubled relations with psychology and psychoanalysis, the rise of new evolutionary theory, the impact of queer theorizing on gender categories, controversies over memory and trauma, and increasing anxieties about men and masculinity, Why Feminism? illustrates the continuing provocation and significance of feminist inquiry, laying out potentialities and pitfalls for the century ahead.
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