Blakeley, Georgina and Bryson, Valerie (2007) The impact of feminism on political concepts and debates. Manchester University Press, London, UK. ISBN 9780719075117Metadata only available from this repository.
Many feminists have engaged with the man-made concepts and approaches of traditional political analysis to produce an increasingly sophisticated and wide-ranging body of thought. The starting-point of this book is the belief that such work is not simply 'something for the girls'; rather, it has profound and complex implications without which our understanding of political processes and ideas will be impoverished
This book provides an accessible overview and assessment of the impact of recent feminism by bringing together leading feminist and pro-feminist political theorists and analysts, to focus on key concepts, such as rationality, citizenship, democracy and democratisation, development and empowerment.
Each chapter takes a 'malestream' concept and examines the critical debates around it and feminist reactions/critiques. It then analyses the significance and implications of feminism for the concept, considers whether it can simply be extended to include women, or whether it should be radically transformed or even abandoned, and assesses whether feminist input has become part of the mainstream debate or remains marginalised.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
|Schools:||School of Human and Health Sciences|
|Depositing User:||Sara Taylor|
|Date Deposited:||07 Jul 2008 09:41|
|Last Modified:||19 May 2009 08:41|
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