Introducing Women's Studies: Feminist theory and practice by Victoria Robinson, Diane Richardson

By Victoria Robinson, Diane Richardson

This enlarged and completely up to date new version of the best-selling creation to Women's reviews presents a wide-ranging and available assessment of the most subject matters, concerns and significant components during this well known and increasing box. actually interdisciplinary in its technique, it introduces the coed to key principles and debates, supplying an updated precis of analysis and a critique of vital arguments. 3 new chapters were further to increase extra the book's extensive scope and all of the chapters were revised to take account of the most recent advancements within the box.

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What such a silence does is to deny the need for many feminisms to view as central to their task that the manner in wh ich a person develops into defining themselves as white is as important as focusing on the experience of Black women, and thus that one of the goals of feminism is to work towards the removal of the apparently natural power and privilege often accorded to white women in relation to Black women (and sometimes to Black men). If 'whiteness' is unpacked, it is then possible to see not only how gender relations are expressed in racialised contexts, but also how racialised structuring is infonned by gender inequalities.

Thus, if woman is not a transhistorical category, and all women's interests do not coincide, then it follows that feminism, the political movement which aims to liberate all women, is also historically and geographically specific. In other words, there need to be many feminisms, that is, many ways of understanding and analysing women 's exploitation and resistances. lust as 'woman' and 'feminism' are not concepts which have unchanging meanings, so the term 'race' has specific origins and a specific trajectory depending on its geographical and historical meanings.

Thus, unlike white women, Black women were not suffocatingly 'protected' from the labour market: 'Rather than a concern to protect or preserve the black family in Britain, the state reproduced commonsense notions of its inherent pathology: black women were seen to fail as mothers precisely because of their position as workers' (Carby, 1982a, p. 219). Black women of South Asian origin who were likely to enter Britain after 1945 as dependents of men were subject to the controls of the British immigration legislation, a set of legislation which legitimated internal examinations of women at entry to Britain, and which led to severe restrictions on family life for Black people (Bhavnani and Bhavnani, 1985).

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