Feminist Political Theory

An Introduction

  • Authors
  • Valerie Bryson

Part of the Women in Society book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Valerie Bryson
      Pages 1-7
  3. The precursors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Valerie Bryson
      Pages 11-35
    3. Valerie Bryson
      Pages 67-83
    4. Valerie Bryson
      Pages 109-119
    5. Valerie Bryson
      Pages 120-130
    6. Valerie Bryson
      Pages 131-144
  4. Modern feminist thought

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Valerie Bryson
      Pages 147-158
    3. Valerie Bryson
      Pages 159-180
    4. Valerie Bryson
      Pages 232-260
    5. Valerie Bryson
      Pages 261-267
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 268-304

About this book


The most comprehensive introduction to feminist theory - in terms of its historical scope, international coverage and wide-ranging analysis of contemporary ideas - Feminist Political Theory offers lucid accounts of complex theories, and a balanced approach to contentious issues. Different strands of thought in Europe, Russia and America are traced, introducing earlier issues, personalities and ideas and linking these to contemporary debates. Based on a sound understanding of political theory, this will be a valuable introduction for students of gender issues and politics.


feminism Friedrich Engels gender Karl Marx political theory politics socialism

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-51636-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-22284-1
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