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    Readable Feminist Theory

    hi all,
    i know some of you gals are very knowledgeable about the topic of feminism and feminist theory. i am really interested in getting a general understanding of the developments of feminist thinking over the past 50 years (i don't really care about the latest idea, i need to get a historical perspective). is there any book out there that is readable by non experts?
    many thanks for any suggestions you may have.
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    one of the reviews on amazon says "this is a great books if you are intellectually challenged". ha ha.
    i'll give it a try, thanks a lot for the recommendation.

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    The nice thing about hooks is that she is not only readable, but full of hope.

    *ETA* Moved this to BookWorms.

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    The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolfe (sp?) was really not that bad. It is readable. You aren' super confused by the theories presented. And, the information is very good.

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    Oldies but goodies: The Female Eunuch and The Feminine Mystique. They give you a good look at the historic perspective and are really easy, fun reads, in my opinion.

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    hooks

    I am still tackling Bell Hooks. Nice and clear. Even though I wouldn't mind a more hystorical perspective. This is more of a pamphlet. But thanks for the recommendation.

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    Not exactly feminist theory, but...

    I know this thread is supposed to be about feminist theory, but this weekend I discovered "The Paper Bag Princess," by Robert Munsch. I think hospitals should send it home with every new mother to read to her child. :-)

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    well, my response isn''t exactly on-topic either, but once you get finished with that intro backgrounder, can I suggest the great feminist critic, Susan Sontag?

    http://www.susansontag.com/biography.htm

    She''s quite readable -- I especially like her "On Photography". I may not agree with all she has to say, but she poses great questions!


 

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