Feminisms Matter: Debates, Theories, Activism

Paperback | October 14, 2012

byVictoria L. Bromley

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In this lively narrative, newcomers to women's and gender studies, feminist politics, history, and sociology explore a refreshing take on a subject matter often loaded with assumptions. Feminist theories are viewed through the critical intersections of race, class, sexuality, age, and ability, and are embedded in the experiences of everyday life, allowing Bromley to engage readers in doing theory, in making sense of concepts like "power" and "privilege," and in effecting social change. Using a variety of pedagogical devices, including provocative images, discussion questions, and classroom activities, Feminisms Matter helps readers cultivate a way of thinking critically about their everyday worlds.

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In this lively narrative, newcomers to women's and gender studies, feminist politics, history, and sociology explore a refreshing take on a subject matter often loaded with assumptions. Feminist theories are viewed through the critical intersections of race, class, sexuality, age, and ability, and are embedded in the experiences of eve...

Victoria L. Bromley is Assistant Professor at the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women's and Gender Studies at Carleton University. She is an award-winning teacher.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.58 inPublished:October 14, 2012Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Higher Education DivisionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442605006

ISBN - 13:9781442605008

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction

1. Don't Call Me That! Feminism and Other "F-words"
2. What's Feminism Done (For Me) Lately? Feminist Contributions
3. How Do I Know What I Know? Epistemology and Theory
4. Making My Head Spin: Critical Intersectionality
5. So Many Details and So Much Reading: Feminist Theories
6. From Universalizing to Queering and Globalizing Theories
7. Taking Feminism on the Road: Feminist Methods
8. It's Not Dead? Connecting the Dots across the Waves of Feminisms
9. Don't Men Count, Too? Feminisms and Masculinities
10. The Strategies That Empower Us: Feminist Activism
11. Still Struggling: Making Change

Works Cited and Suggested Readings
Index

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In this lively narrative, newcomers to women's and gender studies, feminist politics, history, and sociology explore a refreshing take on a subject matter often loaded with assumptions. Feminist theories are viewed through the critical intersections of race, class, sexuality, age, and ability, and are embedded in the experiences of everyday life, allowing Bromley to engage readers in doing theory, in making sense of concepts like "power" and "privilege," and in effecting social change. Using a variety of pedagogical devices, including provocative images, discussion questions, and classroom activities, Feminisms Matter helps readers cultivate a way of thinking critically about their everyday worlds. Feminisms Matter succeeds superbly on multiple levels: it demystifies theories, provides a clear foundation for debate, and offers Canadian activists choices within a contemporary transnational framework. Opportunities for critical engagement enhance the text's accessibility and appeal. - Joan Simalchik, University of Toronto, Mississauga