Between the waves: currents in contemporary feminist thought

Hague, R., 2016. Between the waves: currents in contemporary feminist thought. Political Studies Review, 14 (2), pp. 201-211. ISSN 0032-3217

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With a continuing focus on liberal feminism, Marxist feminism and essentialism, one would be forgiven for
thinking that feminist theory is unable to break free from the ‘second wave’. This is not the case. This article reviews three books which take on these feminist issues and offer new readings on the questions at the heart of feminism. Each provides clear links to feminism of the past but also connects to present debate and makes
suggestions for future directions for feminism. There is plenty of literature which bemoans the end of feminism and some which triumphantly hails our era as post-feminist: no longer in need of feminist theory. Contrary to such claims, each book tackles the problem of women’s oppression from a different perspective, each presents different solutions and in so doing they demonstrate that feminism is alive and well.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Political Studies Review
Creators: Hague, R.
Publisher: Wiley for the Political Studies Association
Date: 2016
Volume: 14
Number: 2
ISSN: 0032-3217
Rights: © 2014 The Author. Political Studies Review © 2014 Political Studies Association.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:23
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:09

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