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Practising Feminism
Identity, Difference, Power

ISBN 9780415111096
Published February 2, 1996 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

In Practising Feminism, contributors drawn from a range of backgrounds in anthropology, sociology and social psychology, explore different ways of practising feminism and their effect on gendered identities.
The contributors examine feminism and gender identities in different cultures, feminism as a politics of transformation, the call for recognition of heterosexuality as a politicised identity, the practical role of feminism in nationalist struggles, power relations and gender differences, and the methodological implications of feminist practices. They all discuss identity, difference and power and their importance to feminist political practice. Practising Feminism is an important contribution to the neglected middle ground between post-modern deconstructions of difference and identity, and continued feminist concern with grounded power relations and the validity of experience.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Feminist Practices, Nickie Charles; Chapter 2 Gender, Marilyn Strathern; Chapter 3 Being a Feminist in Contemporary Greece, Jane K. Cowan; Chapter 4 Transgressions and Transformations, Sasha Roseneil; Chapter 5 Feminist Witchcraft, Susan Greenwood; Chapter 6 Deconstructing Heterosexuality, Celia Kitzinger, Sue Wilkinson; Chapter 7 Nationalism, Charlotte Aull Davies; Chapter 8 Experiencing Power, Christine Griffin; Chapter 9 Women Returners and Fractured Identities, Stephanie Adams;

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Nickie Charles is Senior Lecturer in Sociology, at the University of Wales Swansea.,
Felicia Hughes-Freeland is Lecturer in Social Anthropology, at the University of Wales Swansea.