© 1999

Feminist Debates

Issues of Theory and Political Practice

  • Authors
  • Editors
  • Jo Campling


  • Focus on key questions and problems of perennial interest to feminists and absolutely central to the study of gender
    Exemplary clarity of writing

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Valerie Bryson
    Pages 8-44
  3. Valerie Bryson
    Pages 45-71
  4. Valerie Bryson
    Pages 72-89
  5. Valerie Bryson
    Pages 90-122
  6. Valerie Bryson
    Pages 123-147
  7. Valerie Bryson
    Pages 148-171
  8. Valerie Bryson
    Pages 172-194
  9. Valerie Bryson
    Pages 195-216
  10. Valerie Bryson
    Pages 217-222
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 228-267

About this book


Are women still oppressed? Is paid employment the key to liberation? Should pornography be banned? Do women have an absolute right to abortion? Can women in government really make a difference? This book draws on a wide range of theoretical, empirical and comparative material to provide a lucid account of feminist debates and the ways in which political disagreements stem from underlying theoretical assumptions. Clear and balanced in its assessment of different problems and perspectives, it offers an essential guide to contemporary feminist thinking and practice.


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About the authors

VALERIE BRYSON is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Huddersfield. She is the author of Feminist Political Theory: An Introduction.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Feminist Debates
  • Book Subtitle Issues of Theory and Political Practice
  • Authors Valerie Bryson
  • Editors Jo Campling
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Valerie Bryson 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-61339-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-61340-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-27505-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 280
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Gender Studies
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