Feminism: A Brief Introduction to the Ideas, Debates, and Politics of the Movement




      Feminism: A Brief Introduction to the Ideas, Debates, and Politics of the Movement
Beneath the nonstop cacophony of voices across social media, online forums, and news outlets lie the stubborn facts at the heart of the everyday struggles of women today than a third of single moms live in poverty the United States sees maternal deaths than anywhere else in the developed world one in five women will be raped in her lifetime and women still make eighty cents for every dollar earned by a man Between these brutal statistics and the ill informed, often contentious public debate stand millions of women who feel alienated, disaffected, or just plain worn out In the era of MeToo, Trump, and online harassment, innovative progressive feminist voices are essential than ever With her latest book, Deborah Cameron considers feminism from all sides as an idea, as a theoretical approach, and as a political movement Written in the succinct, sharp style that has made Cameron s feminist linguistics blog so popular, this short book lays out past and present debates on seven key topics domination, rights, work, femininity, sex, culture, and the future Feminism emphasizes the diversity of feminist thought, including queer, women of color, and trans perspectives Cameron s clear and incisive account untangles the often confusing strands of one of history s most important intellectual and political movements Broad in scope but refreshingly concise, this book is perfect for anyone who needs a straightforward primer on the complex history of feminism, a nuanced explanation of key issues and debates, or strategic thinking about the questions facing activists today. Free Read [ Feminism: A Brief Introduction to the Ideas, Debates, and Politics of the Movement ] author [ Deborah Cameron ] – heartforum.co.uk

Deborah Cameron, is a feminist linguist, who holds the Rupert Murdoch Professorship in Language and Communication at Worcester College, Oxford University She is mainly interested in sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology A large part of her academic research is focused on the relationship of language to gender and sexuality.Cameron wrote the book The Myth of Mars And Venus Do Men and Women Really Speak Different Languages , published in 2007


      Feminism: A Brief Introduction to the Ideas, Debates, and Politics of the Movement
 By Deborah Cameron IBN : 022662059X Format : Hardcover – heartforum.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 144 pages
  • Feminism: A Brief Introduction to the Ideas, Debates, and Politics of the Movement
  • Deborah Cameron
  • 13 November 2017
  • 022662059X

10 thoughts on “ Feminism: A Brief Introduction to the Ideas, Debates, and Politics of the Movement

  1. Jade says:

    This is a succinct, accessible, and clear overview of feminism and the evolution of the feminist movement Written in the form of an academic thesis, Deborah Cameron covers the four waves of feminism, provides deeper looks into areas such as sex, gender, representation, rights, culture, etc, and also adds her own thoughts on each area.Deborah Cameron has an obvious deep know...

  2. Donna Hines says:

    In today s world of the MeToo movement many wonder are we headed in the right direction Is this the new norm Must women fight and struggle to simply be heard in the era of the white elitist What I enjoyed immensely with Feminism was the bold approach to describing not only the movement, but the advancements, the history, and the current future of the needs of all women.Incorporating everyone s views is not easy as women are experiencing changing roles, power dynamics, and the advocates are li In today s world of the MeToo movement many wonder are we headed in the righ...

  3. Halei | DegenerateReads says:

    Review originally at DegenerateReads This eARC was provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Don t be fooled by the word introduction although this does introduce the beginner feminist to the movement, this is so muchthan a simple overview of feminism This has an introductory quality, but the intellectual tone keeps this from feeling dumbed down in the way many introductory works tend to Going into this, I did not consid Review originally at DegenerateReads This eARC was provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Don t be fooled by the word introduction although this does introduce the beginner feminist to the movement, this is so muchthan a simple overview of feminism This has an introductory quality, but the intellectual tone keeps this from feeling dumbed down in the way many introductory works tend to Going into this, I did not consider myself to be in the introductory stage of my learning of feminism, but I did feel like a beginner in the larger sense I feel that eve...

  4. Rebekah Davis says:

    Absolutely a five star book Cameron succinctly and understandably illustrated the multicultural and diverse opinions held within the broad feminist movement, even breaking those opinions down by waves Her encompassi...

  5. Christine C says:

    This was a compelling, thought provoking book This isn t a manifesto by any means, or even an endorsement of one type of feminism over another Instead, the author examines the topics of domination, rights, work, femininity, sex, culture, and the future as each feminist perspective sees it Ms Cameron examines the differences and the common threads She begins the book with a history of feminism as a movement from the beginning of the 18th century through the present Each chapter that follows This was a compelling, thought provoking book This isn t a manifesto by any means, or even an endorsement of one type of feminism over another Instead, the author examines the topics of domination, rights, work, femininity, sex, culture, and the future as each feminist perspective sees it Ms Cameron examines the differences and the common threads She begins the book with a history of feminism as a movement from the beginning of the 18th century through the present Each chapt...

  6. HollyLovesBooks says:

    This was a wonderful presentation of what feminism really means, to all sorts of women, not just those yelling the loudest I really liked the thorough manner that this dealt with the current climate of women in the workforce at home and in the outside workforce as well as the historical perspective of where our prior generations came from and what they fought to achieve that has led us to have the choices that we have currently I have always thought of feminism as the woman s right to choose This was a won...

  7. Cate says:

    This was a VERY thorough introduction In fact, I wouldn t even really say it was an introduction truly Rather, a comprehensive overview for those who are already feminists or feminist leaning This would be the perfect foundational text for an undergraduate class in feminism Well researched and academic, but also very accessible, this a book you re going to want to add to any collection of books on the subject.Disclaimer This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley i...

  8. Amanda says:

    A wonderfully concise and clear explanation of feminism and the dialogue surrounding it today Many differing and diverse viewpoints are addressed, all respectfully An excellent primer for learning about this vital movement Highly recommended I received a digital ARC from the publisher via Netgalley.

  9. Tim Regan says:

    Great podcast with Cameron on Feminist Current here.

  10. Angie says:

    It calls itself a brief introduction but it s incredibly thorough despite its brevity 144 pages Mixing notes of feminism past, present, and future, Deborah Cameron manages to cover all the key notes of how we ve arrived at our current standing and where we re going More importantly, Cameron focuses heavily on the importance of intersectionality, varying viewpoints, goals, cultures, genders, and beyond This isn t White Lady Feminism 101 like far too many books on the subject tend to be This It calls itself a brief introduction but it s incredibly thorough despite its brevity 144 pages Mixing notes of feminism past, present, and future, Deborah Cameron manages to cover all the key notes of how we ve arrived at our current standing and where we re going More importantly, Cameron focuses heavily on the importance of intersectionality, varying viewpoints, goals, cultures, genders, and beyond This isn t White Lady Feminism 101 like far too many books on the subject tend to be This isn t simply an overview of feminism, but a review of the map that got us here with the constant necessary reminder that our maps all look different and the destination is not the same across the board Using ample research sources, Cameron compares and contrasts the four waves of feminism stating her belief that we re currently in the early to mid stages of the fourth wave while to...

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