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Radical Feminism Today offers a timely and engaging account of exactly what feminism is, and what it is not. Author Denise Thompson questions much of what has come to be taken for granted as `feminism' and points to the limitations of implicitly defining feminism in terms of `women', `gender', `difference' or `race//gender//class'. She challenges some of the most widely accepted ideas about feminism and in doing so opens up a number of hitheto closed debates, allowing for the possibility of moving those debates further.

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The central concern of feminist politics has been variously identified, usually implicitly, in a number of ways. Feminism has been seen to be concerned with: patriarchy (capitalist or otherwise); sexism; women; gender; race, class and gender; diversity; social construction. It has often been seen as a matter of self-definition, that is, anything said or done by anyone who identifies as a feminist, even to the point where ‘feminism’ becomes little more than doing what you want to do and not doing what you don't want to do (as long as you're a woman). But interpreting something as ‘feminist’ simply because some women want it, is inadequate for a feminist politics because relations of domination can operate through the most intimate levels of ...

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