Third-Wave Feminism and the Politics of Gender in Late Modernity by S. BudgeonThird-Wave Feminism and the Politics of Gender in Late Modernity by S. Budgeon

Third-Wave Feminism and the Politics of Gender in Late Modernity

byS. Budgeon

Hardcover | October 4, 2011

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Within a social context where gender equality has been formally established as a social good and where feminism is generally dismissed as having achieved its purpose, third wave feminism offers an analysis of gender relations and feminist politics that has caused extensive debate. Situating third wave feminism within a late modern, postfeminist gender order this book offers a critical analysis of the assumptions that underpin the third wave perspective focusing on the solutions that third wave feminism proposes to counteract the popular perception that feminism has lost its relevance in today's society. In this analysis, the conceptual and theoretical resources that a third wave feminist perspective offers for advancing an understanding of the current state of a feminist 'politics of the self' are assessed and the claim that a set of new practices and identities are required to progress feminist interests is explored, focusing specifically upon the reconstruction of femininity through the ideals of autonomy, individuality and self-management.
SHELLEY BUDGEON is Senior Lecturer in the School of Government and Society at the University of Birmingham, UK. She is the author of Choosing a Self: Young Womenand the Individualization of Identity.
Title:Third-Wave Feminism and the Politics of Gender in Late ModernityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pagesPublished:October 4, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230580904

ISBN - 13:9780230580909

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Defining the Third Wave
A Postfeminist Gender Order
New Femininities and Feminist Subjectivities
Experiencing Third-Wave Feminism
A Politics of the Self
The Limits of Choice
Generational Dynamics and Feminist Futures
Concluding Reflections