Feminism (Pocket Essential series) by Susan Osborne

By Susan Osborne

Pocket necessities is a dynamic sequence of books which are concise, vigorous, and simple to learn. jam-packed with proof in addition to specialist reviews, every one publication has the entire key details you must learn about such renowned subject matters as movie, tv, cult fiction, heritage, and extra. Feminism has been probably the most very important and radical events in principles and in society over the last 40 years. but the roots of recent feminist and post-feminist notion stretch again a lot extra than the Nineteen Sixties. This Pocket crucial appears on the very important names within the heritage of feminism, from Mary Wollstonecraft to Germaine Greer, and on the most important texts, from John Stuart Mill's The Subjection of girls to Betty Friedan's the female Mystique and Naomi Wolf's the wonder delusion. It explores the background of feminist suggestion and the big variety of discussion and dialogue in modern feminism.

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Calling upon historical precedents to support her argument, Woolf paid tribute to Aphra Behn, Jane Austen and the Brontës for their achievements despite the educational, social and financial disadvantages that they suffered. In her final chapter she discussed the idea of a harmonious ‘androgyny’ rather than rigidly defined ‘male’ and ‘female’ traits which, she argues, are unlikely to result in creativity. Together with its sequel, Three Guineas, published over ten years later, A Room of One’s Own is now widely regarded as a classic of the feminist movement.

Women still put in more hours working in the home than their male partners even if they are working full time themselves and sometimes earning more. We may have come a long way but it ain’t over yet. 36 2. Key Feminist Texts Listed below are sixteen key texts which track the evolution of feminism from Olympe de Gouges’ Declaration of the Rights of Women in 1791 to Backlash, Susan Faludi’s angry yet meticulously researched attack on those who have sought to undermine modern women’s achievements.

Faludi takes her readers through the many and various means which were employed during the Reagan-Bush era to try and put women back in their so-called place, from playing on the guilt of working mothers to the portrayal of women as vengeful viragos in films such as Fatal Attraction. Faludi followed the best selling Backlash with Stiffed (1999), an enquiry into the anger and discontent amongst American men that brought about the conditions for the backlash. 48 Feminist Novels Listed below are just five feminist novels - a comprehensive list would require a book to itself.

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