© 2004

Third Wave Feminism

A Critical Exploration

  • Stacy Gillis
  • Gillian Howie
  • Rebecca Munford

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Stacy Gillis, Gillian Howie, Rebecca Munford
      Pages 1-6
  3. Genealogies

  4. Sex and Gender

  5. Popular Culture

About this book


This revised and expanded edition, new in paperback, provides a definitive collection on the current period in feminism known by many as the 'third wave'. Three sections - genealogies and generations, locales and locations, politics and popular culture - interrogate the wave metaphor and, through questioning the generational account of feminism, indicate possible future trajectories for the feminist movement. New to this edition are an interview with Luce Irigaray, a foreword by Imelda Whelehan as well as newly commissioned chapters.


feminism gender logic women

Editors and affiliations

  • Stacy Gillis
    • 1
  • Gillian Howie
    • 2
  • Rebecca Munford
    • 3
  1. 1.Newcastle UniversityUK
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of LiverpoolUK
  3. 3.School of EnglishUniversity of ExeterUK

About the editors

MRIDULA NATH CHAKRABORTY is completing her PhD in English at the University of Alberta, Canada PAMELA CHURCH GIBSON is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the London College of Fashion, UK EDWARD DAVIES is Researching in Women's Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK JENNIFER DRAKE is Associate Professor of English and Women's Studies at Indiana State University, USA EDNIE KAEH GARRISON is Visiting Professor of Wone's Studies at Wells College, USA KRISTYN GORTON is Lecturer in Media and Popular Culture in the School of Cultural Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK LESLIE HEYWOOD is Professor of English and Cultural Studies and Director of Graduate Studies at the State University of New York, Binghampton, USA NIAMH MOORE is Senior Research Associate in the Centre for Environmental Risk, University of East Anglia, UK DENISE deCAIRES NARAIN is Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities at the University of Sussex, UK WENDY O'BRIEN is Lecturer in Literary and Cultural Studies at the Central Queensland University, Australia MARY ORR is Professor of Modern French Studies at the University of Exeter, UK PATRICIA PENDER is currently completing her PhD in English at Stanford University, USA SHERIN SAADALLAH is affiliated to Kvinnoforum in Sweden, a foundation working for gender and women's rights internationally LISE SANDERS is Assistant Professor of English Literature and Cultural Studies at Hampshire College, USA ANDREW SHAIL recently completed his PhD at the University of Exeter, UK MARGRIT SHILDRICK is Senior Research Fellow at WERRC, University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland ELAINE SHOWALTER is Professor Emeritus of English and Avalon Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University, USA JANE SPENCER is Reader in English Literature at the University of Exeter, UK CRISTINA LUCIA STASIA is a Doctoral Student in the English Department at Syracuse University, USA ALISON STONE is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the Institute for Environment, Philosophy and Public Policy, Lancaster University, UK ASHLEY TAUCHERT is Senior Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century Literary Studies in the School of English at the University of Exeter, UK NICOLE WARD JOUVE is Emeritus Professor of Literature at the University of York, UK WINIFRED WOODHULL is Associate Professor of French and Cultural Studies at the University of California, San Diego, USA

Bibliographic information


'This expanded second edition of 'Third Wave Feminism' is an unexpected pleasure. While much work on 'the third wave' is ahistorical, nationally-bounded and analytically bankrupt, here the editors bring together an impressive range of articles living up to the volume's subtitle of 'critical exploration'. The anthology provides a historically and conceptually grounded background to the area, highlights the limits as well as possibilities of generational approaches, and constitutes a politically diverse, international set of reflections on the terrain. Essential reading.' - Clare Hemmings, Gender Institute, London School of Economics