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1. The religious roots of feminism

1. The religious roots of feminism  

Margaret Walters

in Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776106
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805102.003.0002
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9780192805102
Some of the first European women to speak out for women's rights did so within a religious framework, and in religious terms. ‘The religious roots of feminism’ looks at these women and ... More
7. Politics and justice

7. Politics and justice  

Simon Glendinning

in Derrida: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191775796
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803450.003.0007
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9780192803450
According to ‘Politics and justice’, the essay ‘Force of Law’, marks a political turn in Derrida's work, with deconstruction expressed in ‘newly politicized language’. With this new turn in ... More
7. Alimony and financial orders

7. Alimony and financial orders  

Jonathan Herring

in Family Law: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779657
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10.1093/actrade/9780199668526.003.0008
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9780199668526
‘Alimony and financial orders’ considers how disputes over financial issues are debated and resolved in family law. There is a widespread perception that divorce causes financial ruin for ... More
5. Justice

5. Justice  

David Miller

in Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775895
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803955.003.0005
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9780192803955
Justice has to do with punishment and reward, and also with equality, but how should we define it? ‘Justice’ examines what justice really means and what principles we apply to decide when ... More
6. Feminism and multiculturalism

6. Feminism and multiculturalism  

David Miller

in Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775895
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803955.003.0006
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9780192803955
‘Feminism and multiculturalism’ argues that the issues raised by feminists and multiculturalists about the nature of personal identity, the line between public and private life, and respect ... More
8. Early 20th-century feminism

8. Early 20th-century feminism  

Margaret Walters

in Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776106
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805102.003.0009
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‘Early 20th-century feminism’ surveys the achievements of women in Britain during this period, including legal and civil equality (1919, the Sex Discrimination (Removal) Act), and the vote. ... More
3. Human nature and civil society

3. Human nature and civil society  

Robert Wokler

in Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775475
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801982.003.0003
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9780192801982
‘Human nature and civil society’ sets out the process through which Rousseau constructed his theory of human nature. He believed that the philosophy of Hobbes, Pufendorf and Locke provided ... More
Afterword

Afterword  

Margaret Walters

in Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776106
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805102.003.0012
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The ‘Afterword’ asks What is the future for feminism? Does the West still need feminism? How real and persistent is the backlash against feminism? A survey of the debates between feminist ... More
2. The beginning of secular feminism

2. The beginning of secular feminism  

Margaret Walters

in Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776106
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805102.003.0003
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9780192805102
‘The beginning of secular feminism’ explores the early secular self-assertion of women, and the difficulties and criticisms they encountered. The significant role of Royalist women during ... More
Introduction: an ‘Identity’ wave

Introduction: an ‘Identity’ wave  

Florian Coulmas

in Identity: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
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9780191867033
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10.1093/actrade/9780198828549.003.0012
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9780198828549
Talk about identity has become ubiquitous. The list of things that are said to have an identity is almost endless. The Introduction explains that identity is all about sameness and ... More
American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction

American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction  

Susan Ware

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780199393794
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199328338.001.0001
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book
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9780199328338
What does U.S. history look like with women at the center of the story? From Pocahantas to military women serving in the Iraq war, American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction ... More
1. The life and times of a citizen of Geneva

1. The life and times of a citizen of Geneva  

Robert Wokler

in Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775475
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801982.003.0001
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9780192801982
‘The life and times of a citizen of Geneva’ summarizes the influences on Rousseau and the development of his thought. He was born in Geneva and spent time in Venice and Paris, allowing him ... More
Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

Feminism: A Very Short Introduction  

Margaret Walters

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776106
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805102.001.0001
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9780192805102
Feminism: A Very Short Introduction provides an historical account of feminism, exploring its earliest roots as well as key issues including voting rights, the liberation of ... More
1. Equality

1. Equality  

Allen C. Guelzo

in Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365661
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195367805.003.0001
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9780195367805
‘Equality’ describes the arrival of Abraham Lincoln's forebears in the New World and their search for independence and prosperity. The notion that people were born into permanent borders of ... More
1. Habermas and Frankfurt School critical theory

1. Habermas and Frankfurt School critical theory  

James Gordon Finlayson

in Habermas: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776274
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840950.003.0001
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9780192840950
Habermas is known for being at the forefront of the second generation of Frankfurt School theorists. His work is an on-going response to the critical theory of the first generation of ... More
Law: A Very Short Introduction

Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Raymond Wacks

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
eISBN: 
9780191807657
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745624.001.0001
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book
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9780198745624
Law is at the heart of every society, protecting rights, imposing duties, and establishing a framework for the conduct of almost all social, political, and economic activity. Despite this, ... More
4. Is Chinese society modern?

4. Is Chinese society modern?  

Rana Mitter

in Modern China: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
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Feb 2016
eISBN: 
9780191815256
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753704.003.0004
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9780198753704
Equality is a modern goal of many societies, both dictatorships and democracies. Chinese society has changed profoundly in many ways in recent decades. ‘Is Chinese society modern?’ analyses ... More

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