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At no point in recorded history has there been an absence of intense, and heated, discussion about the subject of how to conduct relations between women and men. This Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to these omnipresent issues and debates, mapping the present and future of thinking about feminist theory.

The chapters gathered here present the state of the art in scholarship in the field, covering: Epistemology and marginality; Literary, visual and cultural representations; Sexuality; Macro and microeconomics of gender; Conflict and peace.

The most important consensus in this volume is that a central organizing tenet of feminism is its willingness to examine the ways in which gender and relations between women and men have been (and are) organized. The authors bring a shared commitment to the ...

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Introduction

In research extending back several decades, feminist theorists have raised questions about the usefulness of social categories such as gender and ethnicity and the way in which those categories are used by researchers. Taken together, this work makes a clear and convincing case against examining gender, class or ethnicity as single and separate categories. The treatment of gender as a single category has arguably been afforded the greatest attention, and theorists have robustly criticized the unreflective and uncritical deployment of the category ‘woman’. Feminists have been criticized, often (but not only) by other feminists, for assuming that women's experiences can be easily generalized and for erroneously homogenizing the experiences of ...

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