New PDF release: A Concise Companion to Feminist Theory (Concise Companions

By Mary Eagleton

ISBN-10: 0631224025

ISBN-13: 9780631224020

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ISBN-13: 9780631224037

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The Concise spouse to Feminist Theory introduces readers to the large scope of feminist conception during the last 35 years.

  • Introduces readers to the vast scope of feminist idea over the last 35 years.
  • Guides scholars alongside the innovative of present feminist theory.
  • Suitable for college students and students of all fields touched via feminist thought.
  • Covers an incredibly wide variety of disciplines, discourses and feminist positions.
  • Organised round options instead of colleges of feminism.

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The strong conservatism and Catholicism of Ireland was based on the fundamental belief, at least until the recent decades of modernization, that a woman’s place is in the home and not in the streets, even as a steel or stone image. In her analysis of the monuments and statues of Ireland, Johnson (1995) found that representations of mythical and fictional women outnumbered ‘real’ women. She discusses the popular reactions to a statue of Anna Livia Plurabelle, a character from Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, which was erected in Dublin to symbolize the city and its river.

Finally, the ‘Enlightenment’ project led to a new interest in the figure of the child, whose temporal growth to adulthood was to be measured, demarcated (in stages), medicalized and normalized (Steedman 1995). The human life-cycle itself, mental and physical, 38 Time became the object of scientific enquiry. In both symbolic and material terms, the child was closely associated with the future health and happiness of the nation. Mothering and child-rearing practices were increasingly monitored; women’s reproductive functions became a focus of medical intervention.

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