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Feminist Political Theory


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Acknowledgements Introduction Early Feminist Thought Liberalism and Beyond: Mainstream Feminism in the Mid-Nineteenth Century The Contribution of Marx and Engels Mainstream Feminism: The Vote and After, 1880-1939 Socialist Feminism in Britain and the United States Marxist Feminism in Germany Marxist Feminism in Russia Feminism After the Second World War Liberalism and Beyond: Feminism and Equal Rights from the 1960s Radical Feminism and the Concept of Patriarchy Patriarchy and Private Life: The Family, Reproduction and Sexuality Patriarchy: The Public Sphere Marxist and Socialist Feminism from the 1960s Black and Post-modern Feminism Feminist Theory in the Twenty-First Century Bibliography Index

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Valerie Bryson's publications include "Feminist Debates: Issues of Theory and Political Practice", (1999).

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VALERIE BRYSON is Professor of Politics at Huddersfield University and her publications include Feminist Debates: Issues of Theory and Political Practice (1999).


Reviews of the first edition 'Bryson's attempt to present a comprehensive picture of arguments, topics and writers is admirably carried out, and the sheer breadth of her scope is impressive. Overall, this is a very valuable contribution to the field.' - Diemut Bubeck, Political Studies ' admirably clear and comprehensive introduction which, though aimed primarily at undergraduates, will also be of value to A-level students and teachers. A comprehensive yet concise analysis which is lucid and measured in tone. It provides a timely reminder of the richness and variety of feminist debate since the 1960s, and reflects the current post-modernist tendency to celebrate the diversity of feminist thinking, rather than to try and elevate one approach above all the others.' - Jill Longmate, Talking Politics Review 'Bryson undoubtedly succeeds in providing an accessible and engaging introduction to key debates in feminist political theory, which will be particularly welcomed by undergraduate students who wish to learn about the origins and hallmarks of feminist thought.' - Andrea Baumeister, University of Stirling, UK

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