By Catherine Villanueva Gardner

Having in simple terms emerged some time past few a long time, Feminist Philosophy is speedily constructing its personal thrust in parts of specific significance to feminism-and girls extra generally-while additionally reevaluating and reshaping such a lot different fields of philosophy, from ethics to common sense and Marxism to environmentalism. It attracts not just on feminist philosophers yet criticizes, approves, or appropriates the paintings of the major philosophers of all times.

The advent to this reference paintings offers an invaluable assessment of the topic region and the chronology runs the gamut from historic Greek philosophers to modern feminist ones. The cross-referenced dictionary entries hide either the primary figures and ideas from the ancient culture of philosophy, in addition to principles and theories from modern feminist philosophy, akin to epistemology (the philosophy of technology) and themes which have been brought by means of the feminist stream itself, like abortion and sexuality. as well as together with entries on Aristotle, Plato, Descartes, Kant, Wollstonecraft, Beauvoir, and Daly, proper features of different fields of philosophy, the most important techniques, and triumphing interpretations and conjectures also are coated. A accomplished bibliography makes it possible for additional studying.

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Militarism is being globalized this present day not just in conflict zones comparable to Ukraine and Syria, yet in “peaceful” arenas corresponding to households and soccer stadiums. principles and practices of masculinities and femininities are gas for this worldwide militarization. who's presumed to be “weak” and who “tough”? who's the “protector, who the “grateful protected”? Written via one of many world’s prime feminist students, this masterful and provocative newly up-to-date variation tracks how women’s wants to be patriotic but female and men’s fears of being feminized each one were exploited to globalize militarism—and therefore what it is going to take to roll again militarization at any place. listed here are explorations of ways governments cut back the that means of “national security,” how Nike and Adidas depend upon militaries to maintain ladies employees’ wages low, how rules approximately feminization have been used to humiliate male prisoners in Abu Ghraib, and of why “camo” turned a manner assertion. Cynthia Enloe bargains readers a pragmatic gender research instrument package with which to reveal militarism’s blatant and refined workings. Focusing her lens at the “big photograph” of foreign politics and at the not-so-small photograph of women’s and men’s complicated daily lives, Enloe demanding situations us to chart militarism in all its varieties during this up to date edition.

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By Suzanne Degges-White

Although a woman's existence and the area round them may perhaps swap, it's the promise of friendship that continues to be an irreplaceable consistent. From their organic and cultural origins to the numerous manifestations of social connections, this publication explores the deep bonds cast among girls. by means of sharing tales from women and girls all through their lives, the authors thoughtfully illustrate the jobs that modern social relationships play at varied levels in our lives whereas delivering insights to deeper self-understanding and for locating, setting up, and maintaining relationships at any age.

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By Laura Kipnis

From the writer of the acclaimed Against Love comes a pointed, audacious, and witty exam of the country of the feminine psyche within the post-post-feminist international of the twenty-first century.Women stay stuck among feminism and femininity, among self-affirmation and an never-ending quest for self-improvement, among taking part in an injured occasion and claiming independence. instead of blaming the standard suspects–men, the media–Kipnis takes a troublesome examine culprits in the direction of domestic, particularly ladies themselves. Kipnis serves up the gory information of the mutual displeasure among women and men in painfully hilarious aspect. Is anatomy future finally? An formidable and unique reassessment of feminism and women’s ambivalence approximately it, the feminine Thing breathes provocative new existence into that age-old query.

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By Lyndall Gordon

The founding father of smooth feminism, Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) was once the main recognized girl of her period. a super, unconventional insurgent vilified for her strikingly glossy notions of schooling, kinfolk, paintings, and private relationships, she however strongly encouraged political philosophy in Europe and a infant the US. Now acclaimed biographer Lyndall Gordon mounts a lively security of this brave lady whose attractiveness has suffered through the years by means of portray an entire and colourful portrait of a rare old determine who used to be generations sooner than her time.

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By Laurie Penny

Glossy tradition is passionate about controlling women's our bodies. Our societies are saturated with photos of unreal, idealised lady good looks while genuine woman our bodies and the ladies who inhabit them are alienated from their very own own and political strength. lower than smooth capitalism, girls are either shoppers and ate up: Meat industry deals concepts for resisting this gory cycle of intake, exposing how the alternate in girl flesh extends into every thing of women's political selfhood. pertaining to sexuality, prostitution, starvation, intake, consuming problems, house responsibilities, transsexualism and the worldwide alternate within the indicators and signifiers of femininity, Meat marketplace is a skinny, bloody sliver of feminist dialectic, dissecting women's our bodies because the fleshy fulcrum of capitalist cannibalism.

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By Mary Wollstonecraft

In an period of revolutions not easy higher liberties for mankind, Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) was once an ardent feminist who spoke eloquently for numerous girls of her time.
Having witnessed firsthand the devastating result of male improvidence, she assumed an self reliant position early in existence, teaching herself and finally incomes a residing as a governess, instructor and author. She used to be additionally an esteemed member of the novel highbrow circle that incorporated William Godwin (father of her daughter, novelist Mary Godwin Shelley, and later her husband), Thomas Paine, William Blake, Henry Fuseli and others.
First released in 1792, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman created a scandal in its day, principally, probably, due to the unconventional way of life of its author. this day, it really is thought of the 1st nice manifesto of women’s rights, arguing passionately for the schooling of girls: "Tyrants and sensualists are within the correct once they activity to maintain ladies at midnight, as the former wish purely slaves, and the later a plaything."
No narrow-minded zealot, Wollstonecraft balanced passionate advocacy with a sympathetic heat — a attribute that helped her principles in achieving common effect. someone attracted to the historical past of the women’s rights stream will welcome this reasonably cheap version of 1 of the landmark files within the fight for human dignity, freedom and equality.

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By Germaine Greer

The booklet of Germaine Greer's The lady Eunuch in 1970 used to be a landmark occasion, elevating eyebrows and ire whereas making a surprise wave of popularity in ladies world wide with its steadfast statement that sexual liberation is the major to women's liberation. at the present time, Greer's searing exam of the oppression of ladies in modern society is either a tremendous historic list of the place we have been and an incredibly proper treatise on what nonetheless continues to be achieved.

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