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Feminist Thought

A More Comprehensive Introduction

By Rosemarie Tong, By Tina Fernandes Botts

About the Book

A classic resource on feminist theory, Feminist Thought offers a clear, comprehensive, and incisive introduction to the major traditions of feminist theory, from liberal feminism, radical feminism, and Marxist and socialist feminism to care-focused feminism, psychoanalytic feminism, and ecofeminism.

The fifth edition has been thoroughly revised, and now includes a new chapter on Third Wave and Third Space Feminism. Also added to this edition are significantly expanded discussions on women of color feminisms, psychoanalytic and care feminisms, as well as new examinations of queer theory, LGBTQ and trans feminism.

Learning tools like end-of-chapter discussion questions and the bibliography make Feminist Thought an essential resource for students and thinkers who want to understand the theoretical origins and complexities of contemporary feminist debates.

About the Author

Rosemarie Tong is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and the former director of the Center for Professional and Applied Ethics at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Internationally recognized for her contributions to feminist thought and bioethics, Dr. Tong is past coordinator of the International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics and a recent past Chair of the Committee on the Status of Women for the American Philosophical Association.

Tina Fernandes Botts is an assistant professor of philosophy at California State University, Fresno. She is the editor of Philosophy and the Mixed Race Experience, published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2016, and is the former chair of the American Philosophical Association's Committee on the Status of Black Philosophers. She is currently the co-editor of the APA's Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience.


"Feminist Thought cogently demonstrates
the diverse and rich areas of feminist theory-from radical to difference
feminism, Tong and Botts detail the ways that race, gender, class, and
sexuality intertwine in understandings of oppression and power."—Erin Heidt-Forsythe, Pennsylvania State University

"This book is the most comprehensive survey of feminist thought in the
U.S. from the eighteenth century to the present that I have found. The authors
do an excellent job of setting the historical context and demonstrating how
feminist thought has evolved and developed based upon multiple perspectives. It
is the best overall survey of feminist thought in the U.S. to date."—Glenna L. Simons, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College