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.

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Reader Reviews


"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
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