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Chapter 2: Modernist Emancipatory Feminism: Liberal Feminism – Wollstonecraft to Wolf

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Modernist Emancipatory Feminism: Liberal Feminism – Wollstonecraft to Wolf
Modernist emancipatory feminism: Liberal feminism – wollstonecraft to wolf

I will begin consideration in this chapter of one of the main directions or trajectories within Feminism – that is, the Modernist Emancipatory perspective – and will attend to one of the types or strands of Feminism which take up this theoretical direction in order to provide an illustrative example. Liberal feminism offers a particularly useful instance of this Modernist positioning.

Characterising Modernist Thinking

In the previous chapter I identified five main directions spanning over the Modernist-Postmodern continuum within the overarching gender/sexuality field and provided a preliminary outline of these directions within Feminism. The first of these feminist theoretical directions was Modernist Emancipatory feminism. I also outlined certain features of ...

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