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[PDF / Epub] ☂ Feminism: A Brief Introduction to the Ideas, Debates, and Politics of the Movement Author Deborah Cameron – Heartforum.co.uk 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 li Beneath the Brief Introduction PDF Í nonstop cacophony of voices across social media, online forums, and news outlets lie the stubborn facts at the heart of Feminism: A eBook ´ the everyday struggles of women today than a third of single moms live in poverty the United States sees maternal deaths than anywhere A Brief Introduction ePUB ´ 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.

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

Feminism: A Brief Introduction to the Ideas, Debates, and
    Feminism: A Brief Introduction to the Ideas, Debates, and 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."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 144 pages
  • Feminism: A Brief Introduction to the Ideas, Debates, and Politics of the Movement
  • Deborah Cameron
  • 02 July 2019
  • 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 knowledge of the topic, and provides quotes and ideas from a great selection of well known and lesser known sources some of wh 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 knowledge of the topic, and provides quotes and ideas from a great selection of well known and lesser known sources some of whom I hadn t heard of myself and who are now on my to read and research list While none of the actual ideas or thoughts were new to me, I found Feminism to be a great refresher on why the movement is so important and why I have to continue the fight onwards I would have liked to seefocus on intersectionality and the continued disregard of white feminists to sit down and let women of color take the podium, but Deborah Cameron does do a good job of firstly mentioning the importance of intersectionality and secondly making it clear that her work focuses on western feminism and is therefore not an overview on the movement worldwide I also liked how she stresses the contradictions within the movement, both in the past as well as the present, and the areas wherework is needed to be done.I particularly liked reading the section on choice It brings up a very important line of thought, mainly that women s choices are not necessarily free choices, but structured in a way that push women to make a certain choice, even though it appears to be a free choice I found myself nodding through that chapter and wanted to see it pushed a bit further although for the book itself it was enough All in all this is a very good read, especially for people looking to learnabout feminism, but also beneficial to those who have been immersed in it for a while forever Don t be put off by the somewhat dry, academic approach, the content is very accessible and well presented, and there is a lot of food for thought within the pages I had actually never read anything by Deborah Cameron before, but now I see that she also writes a blog I shall now be following This is a book that I will be recommending high and low.Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy

  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 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 lining up to voice their concerns.What we must not lose sight of is the notion that this is for women, about women, in order to fulfill every woman s needs.It sthan just a fad, a trend, a way of life It s a revolution that will not quit till all of us have our say.Stand up Stand tall Keep fighting on Make your voices heard Vote, Vote, Vote

  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 even if you are a veteran feminist, you would still benefit from a brief brush up on the basics of the movement This covers each of the four waves of feminism by giving you their history and primary goals, and how they compare to each other She provides ample research to show what each of these waves looked like for women, as well as women s place in history prior to the formative years of the first wave Loads of feminist figures both historical and contemporary are referenced throughout, as well as significant feminist works, so you, as the reader, will have an idea of where to turn upon finishing this book.The author also presents the opposing views feminists have on different topics, and thoroughly explains both sides without seeming to take one side or push it on the reader And while explaining each side, and providing supporting arguments for that side, she also provides the counterarguments, and compares the ways in which the two orsides conflict and agree All of this the author manages to do while remaining inclusive, and consistently acknowledges that feminism s improvements have not equally benefited all women She keeps in mind how these different aspects of our society affect people in non western societies, people of color but specifically women of color , and people in the lower class In nearly every topic she discusses, she also addresses how men fit into that aspect of society, and how their place both benefits and hinders them I knew after the introduction in this that I was reading something great If you ever read a feminist work I ve recommended, make this one it

  4. Jeanette says:

    4.8

  5. 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 encompassing survey of feminism can serve to provide a very basic understanding of what feminism is, how it has changed historically, what it values, and what the current status is I would definitely recommend this book to anyone.

  6. Tim Regan says:

    Great podcast with Cameron on Feminist Current here Great podcast with Cameron on Feminist Current here

  7. 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 chapter that follows is dedicated to one of the aforementioned topics, and go into great depth for each one This is not a book that can easily be read in one sitting, but one that should be read carefully and thoughtfully So much ground is covered and yet it s done so concisely that the mind is kept engaged but not overwhelmed This is also not a dry, boring book by any means Ms Cameron excels at presenting the information in an engaging way that is easily understood by non academics One passage I highlighted is the perfect summation of this book my answer to the question, What is Feminism , could be summed up by saying, It s complicated Feminism is multifaceted, diverse in both its historical forms and in its political and intellectual content it s an umbrella sheltering beliefs and interests that may be not just different but incompatible with one another And some of those beliefs are also held by people who deny they are feminists at all I highly recommend this book to not only women engaged in the feminist movement, but to everyone, especially those who think they are not a feminist, and those who perceive feminism as being one ideal

  8. 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 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 the life she wants for herself, whether that is in the home or outside the home or a combination of the two This book was very good at putting those ideas into words and prior events that supported the feminist movement.Really well done Feminism NetGalley

  9. Cate (support local bookstores!) M. 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 in exchange for an 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 in exchange for an honest review

  10. 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.

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