Critical Thinking in Health & Social Care is designed to equip practitioners with the knowledge and tools they need to critically examine practice in their own workplace. The book presents a range of different approaches, each of which is explained and grounded in practice using case studies, problem-solving scenarios and workplace examples. The practical tools which form the core of the book are contextualised by an exploration of what constitutes knowledge and evidence and the types of assumptions which are commonly held and which have a bearing on practice.

Feminism and Post-Feminism

Feminism and Post-Feminism

Feminism and post-feminism
StellaJones-Devitt and JulieDickinson

This chapter considers some of the many perspectives and debates around contemporary views of feminism. It provides an overview of key ideas, starting from an examination of early historical developments underpinning the social construction of women to more specific notions identified under the rubric of ‘Feminism’ per se. The chapter covers three main strands of feminist theory, encompassing radical feminism, socialist feminism and post-feminism. It does not attempt to embrace all the divergent viewpoints within the limitations of the chapter length, but captures the overarching themes that prevail in order to provide some critical perspectives in relation to health and social care.

Chapter Aims

  • To provide an overview of key ideas associated with feminism and post-feminism
  • To promote refection upon the ...
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