The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory
- Mary Evans - London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK
- Clare Hemmings - London School of Economics & Political Science, UK
- Marsha Henry - London School of Economics & Political Science, UK, London School of Economics, UK
- Hazel Johnstone
- Sumi Madhok - London School of Economics & Political Science, UK
- Ania Plomien - London School of Economics, UK
- Sadie Wearing - London School of Economics & Political Science, UK
At no point in recorded history has there been an absence of intense, and heated, discussion about the subject of how to conduct relations between women and men. This Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to these omnipresent issues and debates, mapping the present and future of thinking about feminist theory.
The chapters gathered here present the state of the art in scholarship in the field, covering:
- Epistemology and marginality
- Literary, visual and cultural representations
- Macro and microeconomics of gender
- Conflict and peace.
With this focus on theory and theorizing about the world in which we live, this Handbook asks us, across all disciplines and situations, to abandon our taken-for-granted assumptions about the world and interrogate both the origin and the implications of our ideas about gender relations and feminism.
It is an essential reference work for advanced students and academics not only of feminist theory, but of gender and sexuality across the humanities and social sciences.
Both the vibrancy and value of contemporary feminist theory are on display in this finely edited Handbook. Wide-ranging, innovative, and critically astute, the volume will be essential reading for those already attuned to feminist theory and to those finding their way in its debates for the first time.
Sustained by solid, interdisciplinary, feminist scholarship and cutting edge research, this Handbook takes its readers on an exciting journey through vast landscapes of feminist theorizing, covering an impressive number of issues from epistemologies and methodologies to key questions in feminist cultural studies, social sciences, economics and politics. A must for students and scholars who want an overview.