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Why Feminism Matters

Feminism Lost and Found

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Kath Woodward, Sophie Woodward
    Pages 1-11
  3. Kath Woodward, Sophie Woodward
    Pages 12-34
  4. Kath Woodward, Sophie Woodward
    Pages 35-57
  5. Kath Woodward, Sophie Woodward
    Pages 58-84
  6. Kath Woodward, Sophie Woodward
    Pages 85-110
  7. Kath Woodward, Sophie Woodward
    Pages 111-135
  8. Kath Woodward, Sophie Woodward
    Pages 136-160
  9. Kath Woodward, Sophie Woodward
    Pages 161-172
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 173-192

About this book

Introduction

This exciting book is an innovative and creative critique of the theories and practices of feminism, arguing that it still matters in the 21st century. Written by a mother and daughter authorial team, the book presents a dialogue across generations and reinstates a politics of difference and the importance of the category of 'woman'.

Keywords

dialogue feminism politics state

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Open UniversityUK
  2. 2.University of ManchesterUK

About the authors

Author Kath Woodward: Kath Woodward is Professor of Sociology and Head of Department in the Sociology Department at the Open University, UK. Her interests bring together feminist theory, gender studies and sport. She is author of Boxing, Masculinity and Identity, Social Sciences: The Big Issues, Why Feminism Matters, Embodied Sporting Practices, and Sex, Power and the Games.

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Reviews

'Why Feminism Matters opens up many possibilities for re-thinking a feminist theory and praxis that is adept and making interconnections.' As an experiment in collective subjectivity, the text expands the horizons of feminism thinking in the present and offers suggestive tools fo further engagement.' Subjectivity

'Whatever happened to the women'smovement? Feminism has crashed since the heyday of its 1970's second wave, allegedly a dirty word to many young women...it is therefore encouraging to find [a book] that insists the situation of women is political' - Elizabeth Wilson, The New Humanist http://newhumanist.org.uk/2196/what-happened-to-the-womens-movement

'the clarity in which Why Feminism Matters attempts to reclaim what has been lost, suppressed and sidelined from our conversations about feminism, is nothing short of refreshing. In what can be considered bleak times for feminist theory and activism, Woodward and Woodward call for a clear and effective articulation of why a feminist initiative is not only still essential, but one that can work to combine earlier feminist goals with new ways of thinking and acting' -The European Journal of Women's Studies

'Why Feminism Matters opens up many possibilities for rethinking a feminist theory and praxis that is adept and making interconnections...the text expands the horizons of feminist thinknig in the present and offers suggestive tools for further engagement' - Subjectivities