What is Feminism?

An Introduction to Feminist Theory

by Chris Beasley

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ISBNs
  • 1446210421
  • 9780761963349
  • 9781446210420
  • 9781446223390
So what is feminism anyway? Is it possible to make sense of the complex and often contradictory debates?

In this concise and accessible introduction to feminist theory, Chris Beasley provides clear explanations of the many types of feminism. She outlines the development of liberal, radical and Marxist/socialist feminism, and reviews the more contemporary influences of psychoanalysis, postmodernism, theories of the body, queer theory and the ongoing significance of race and ethnicity.

What is Feminism? is a clear and up-to-date guide to Western feminist theory for students, their teachers, researchers and anyone else who wants to understand and engage in current feminist debates.


  • SAGE Publications; April 1999
  • ISBN: 9781446210420
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: What is Feminism?
  • Author: Chris Beasley
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1446210421
  • 9780761963349
  • 9781446210420
  • 9781446223390

In The Press

`Over the last three decades feminist theories and methodologies have become an increasingly complex as well as somewhat fraught terrain where ideas and egos alternately clash productively and destructively. This is an up-to-date and intelligent introduction to a field which remains a vital component of contemporary sociopolitical issues and debates' - Sneja Gunew, Professor of English and Women’s Studies, University of British Columbia

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1446210421
  • 9780761963349
  • 9781446210420
  • 9781446223390