.,."No mere collection, but a wonderful synthesis of some of the
best and most representative works of modern feminist scholarship,
reflecting the richness and diversity of contemporary women's
studies. It provides an informative and empowering perspective on
feminist scholarly achievements of the last decades."
--Dale Spender, Founding member of WITS (Women, Information,
Technology, and Scholarship), is author of more than 30 books,
including "Feminist Theorists: Three Centuries of Key Women
Thinkers" and "For The Record: the Making and Meaning of Feminist
"A stimulating introduction to women's studies and a really
useful teaching tool."
--Mary Ellen Brown, Television and Women's Culture
"Women's Studies: Essential Readings" provides a wide range of
readers with an entirely comprehensive selection of ever 140
readings on women's studies, representing the entire diversity of
current feminist thinking. The book is a divided into fourteen
sections that reflect primary topics within women's studies,
covering theory and perspectives, including: feminist social
theory; psychological and psychoanalytic theory; cross-cultural
perspectives and historical perspectives, as well as themes such
as: education and work; marriage and motherhood; sexuality; the
law; crime and deviance; politics and the state; science, medicine
and reproductive technology; language and gender; feminist literary
criticism; and the media tool
Features: Introductions to each section provide an overview of
the main issues and debates. Commentaries on each extract locate
the work of individual authors within wider debates and identify
the perspective from which they are writing. Each sectioncontains a
guide to further reading.
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