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Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

by Margaret Walters

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Understanding the necessarily limited scope of a book in Oxford Press’s ‘Very Short Introduction’ series, author Margaret Walters mostly confines herself to the history of British feminism, expanding to a global focus only after the second-wave feminism movement in the 1960s and 1970s. She has a keen knack for picking adverbs that succinctly set the tone and context of any given quote or opinion. However, these clever winks to the reader breakdown when she wields them to criticize present day feminist thought. The whole movement has been so steeped in a factionalism, understandable only in its historical context, that it seems naïve to use this book as a forum to criticize contemporary ideas. ( )
  rabbit.blackberry | Oct 19, 2017 |
Understanding the necessarily limited scope of a book in Oxford Press’s ‘Very Short Introduction’ series, author Margaret Walters mostly confines herself to the history of British feminism, expanding to a global focus only after the second-wave feminism movement in the 1960s and 1970s. She has a keen knack for picking adverbs that succinctly set the tone and context of any given quote or opinion. However, these clever winks to the reader breakdown when she wields them to criticize present day feminist thought. The whole movement has been so steeped in a factionalism, understandable only in its historical context, that it seems naïve to use this book as a forum to criticize contemporary ideas. ( )
  rabbit.blackberry | Oct 19, 2017 |
Rather than being a history of feminism, this book is almost entirely a history of the suffrage movement in the UK. Only passing mention is given to modern feminism, and even less to feminism anywhere else in the world.

It might do a decent job at the material it covers, but is far narrower in scope than it professes to be. ( )
  vistana | Apr 16, 2009 |
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'I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is,' the writer Rebecca West remarked, sardonically, in 1913.
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This is a historical account of feminism that looks at the roots of feminism, voting rights, and the liberation of the sixties, and analyzes the current situation of women across Europe, in the United States, and elsewhere in the world, particularly the Third World countries. Walters examines the difficulties and inequities that women still face, more than forty years after the "new wave" of 1960s feminism--difficulties, particularly, in combining domesticity, motherhood and work outside the home. How much have women's lives really changed? In the West, women still come up against the "glass ceiling" at work, with most earning considerably less than their male counterparts. What are we to make of the now commonplace insistence that feminism deprives men of their rights and dignities? And how does one tackle the issue of female emancipation in different cultural and economic environments--in, for example, Islam, Hinduism, the Middle East, Africa, and the Indian sub-continent?

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"In this Very Short Introduction, Margaret Walters looks at the development of feminism, exploring its earliest roots as well as key issues such as voting rights, the liberation of the Sixties, and whether feminist thought remains relevant today. She brings the subject completely up to date by providing an analysis of the current situation of women across the globe from Europe and the US to the Third World."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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