Feminist Thought

A More Comprehensive Introduction

Rosemarie Tong and Tina Fernandes Botts

Fifth Edition • July 5, 2017 • 432 pages

Print ISBN: 9780813349954 • $49.00 USD$63.50 CAN

Ebook ISBN: 9780813350707 • $29.99 USD$37.99 CAN

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A classic resource on feminist theory, Feminist Thought offers a clear, comprehensive, and incisive introduction to the major traditions of feminist theory: from liberal feminism, radical feminism, and Marxist and socialist feminism to women of color feminisms, care-focused feminism, psychoanalytic feminism, existentialist feminism, postmodern and poststructural feminism, and ecofeminism.

The fifth edition has been thoroughly revised, and now includes a new chapter on third wave feminism and queer theory. In addition, the discussion of women of color feminisms has been expanded into two chapters: women of color feminisms in the United States and women of color feminisms on the world stage.

Learning tools like the end-of-chapter questions and the bibliography organized by topics within chapters make Feminist Thought an essential and handy resource for students and thinkers who want to understand the theoretical origins, current state of, and future trajectories of feminist thought and action.

Rosemarie Tong is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and the former director of the Center for Professional and Applied Ethics at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Internationally recognized for her contributions to feminist thought and bioethics, Dr. Tong is past coordinator of the International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics and a recent past Chair of the Committee on the Status of Women for the American Philosophical Association.

Tina Fernandes Botts is an assistant professor of philosophy at California State University, Fresno. She is the editor of Philosophy and the Mixed Race Experience, published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2016, and is the former chair of the American Philosophical Association’s Committee on the Status of Black Philosophers. She is currently the co-editor of the APA’s Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience.


Introduction: The Diversity of Feminist Thinking
Chapter 1: Liberal Feminism
Chapter 2: Radical Feminism
Chapter 3: Marxist and Socialist Feminism
Chapter 4: Women of Color Feminisms in the United States
Chapter 5: Women of Color Feminisms on the World Stage: Global, Postcolonial, and Transnational Feminisms
Chapter 6: Psychoanalytic Feminism
Chapter 7: Care-Focused Feminism
Chapter 8: Ecofeminism
Chapter 9: Existentialist, Postculturalist, and Postmodern Feminisms
Chapter 10: Third Wave and Queer Feminism


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