In Feminist Challenges, first published in 1987, new and established scholars demonstrate the application of feminism in a range of academic disciplines including history, philosophy, politics, and sociology. As Carole Pateman notes in her introduction, ‘all the contributors raise some extremely far-reaching questions about the conventional assumptions and methods of contemporary social and political inquiry.’
Acknowledgements; Contributors; 1. Introduction: the theoretical subversiveness of feminism Carole Pateman; Part I: The Challenge to Theory: 2. Feminism, philosophy and riddles without answers Moira Gatens; 3. Vanishing acts in social and political thought: tricks of the trade Beverly Thiele; 4. Ethics revisited: women and/in philosophy Rosi Braidotti; Part II: The Challenge to Liberalism: 5. Selfhood, war and masculinity Genevieve Lloyd; 6. Sex equality is not enough for feminism Merle Thornton; 7. Women and political rationality Janna Thompson; 8. Desire, consent and liberal theory Lenore Coltheart; Part III: The Challenge to Academia: 9. Philosophy, subjectivity and the body: Kristeva and Irigaray Elizabeth Gross; 10. Simone de Beauvoir: philosophy and/or the female body Catriona Mackenzie; 11. Women, domestic life and sociology Anna Yeatman; 12. Evidence and silence: feminism and the limits of history Judith Allen; 13. Conclusion: what is feminist theory? Elizabeth Gross; Bibliography
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