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Fundamental Feminism: Contesting the Core Concepts of Feminist Theory

Fundamental Feminism: Contesting the Core Concepts of Feminist Theory
Author: Judith Grant
ISBN 13: 9780415908269
ISBN 10: 415908264
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 1993-12-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
List Price: $53.95

In Fundamental Feminism, Judith Grant explores the evolution of feminist theory as well as the state of today's feminist thought. Pointing to the main problems within feminism, Grant calls for a substantial revision of the core concepts responsible for shaping today's feminist theory. Grant identifies and critiques three core concepts in feminist theory—"woman," "experience," and "personal politics"—from their origins in pamphlets and writings in the early women's liberation movement to their current construction in feminist thought. She connects a number of key debates in feminism today to the longstanding influence of these core assumptions. These debates include the hegemony of the white female perspective, the tension between anti-pornography and pro-sex feminists, and the challenges presented by postmodernism. Fundamental Feminism is provocative reading for anyone interested in the future of feminist theory and the power of feminist politics.