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The essential feminist reader / edited and with an introduction by Estelle B. Freedman.

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
2007
Imprint:
1st ed. - New York : Modern Library, 2007.
Format:
  • Book
  • xviii, 472 p. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • 1. The book of the city of ladies / Christine de Pizan (France, 1405)
  • 2. On the equality of the two sexes / Franc̨ois Poullain de la Barre (France, 1673)
  • 3. "The reply to Sor Philotea" / Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (Mexico, 1691)
  • 4. A serious proposal to the ladies / Mary Astell (England, 1694)
  • 5. A vindication of the rights of woman / Mary Wollstonecraft (England, 1792)
  • 6. Flowers in the mirror / Li Ju-chen (China, c. 1800)
  • 7. Letters on the equality of the sexes / Sarah M. Grimké (United States, 1837)
  • 8. "The emancipation of working class women" / Flora Tristan (France, 1843)
  • 9. "Declaration of sentiments and resolutions" / Elizabeth Cady Stanton (United States, 1848)
  • 10. Two speeches / Sojourner Truth (United States, 1851, 1867)
  • 11. "The enfranchisement of women" / Harriet Taylor Mill (England, 1851)
  • 12. The subjection of women / John Stuart Mill (England, 1869)
  • 13. "Social purity" / Susan B. Anthony (United States, 1875)
  • 14. The doll's house / Henrik Ibsen (Sweden, 1879)
  • 15. "Daughters in boxes" / Kishida Toshiko ( Japan, 1883)
  • 16. The origin of the family, private property, and the state / Friedrich Engels (Germany, 1884)
  • 17. "Equality of rights" / Francisca Diniz (Brazil, 1890)
  • 18. A voice from the South / Anna Julia Cooper (United States, 1892)
  • 19. "The solitude of self" / Elizabeth Cady Stanton (United States, 1892)
  • 20. "The yellow wallpaper" / Charlotte Perkins Gilman (United States, 1892)
  • 21. The liberation of women / Qasim Amin (Egypt, 1899)
  • 22. "Sultana's dream" / Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (India, 1905)
  • 23. Stones of the jingwei bird / Qiu Jin (China, 1905-07)
  • 24. "The tragedy of woman's emancipation" / Emma Goldman(United States, 1906)
  • 25. "The social basis of the woman question" / Alexandra Kollontai (Russia, 1909)
  • 26. Three poems. "Rise up! To woman" / Sara Estela Ramírez (United States, 1910) ; "The day the mountains move" / Yosano Akiko (Japan, 1911) ; "Bread and roses" James Oppenheim (United States, 1911)
  • 27. Mi opinión / Luisa Capetillo (Puerto Rico, 1911)
  • 28. Suffrage speech at Old Bailey / Emmeline Pankhurst (England, 1912)
  • 29. Resolutions of the Zurich conference / Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (1919)
  • 30. "The damnation of women" / W.E.B. Du Bois (United States, 1919)
  • 31. Woman and the new race / Margaret Sanger (United States, 1920)
  • 32. "East and West in cooperation" / Shareefeh Hamid Ali (India, 1935)
  • 33. Three guineas / Virginia Woolf (England, 1938)
  • 34. Nation and family / Alva Myrdal (Sweden, 1941)
  • 35. "Thoughts on March 8" / Ding Ling (China, 1942)
  • 36. Speeches at Arab Feminist Conference / Huda Shaarawi (Egypt, 1944)
  • 37. "We had equality till Britain came" / Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (Nigeria, 1947)
  • 38. The second sex / Simone de Beauvoir (France, 1949)
  • 39. Women's charter and aims / Federation of South African Women (South Africa, 1954)
  • 40. The feminine mystique / Betty Friedan (United States, 1963)
  • 41. Testimony, House Committee on Education and Labor / Pauli Murray (United States, 1970)
  • 42. "The politics of housework" / Pat Mainardi (United States, 1970)
  • 43. Our bodies, ourselves / Boston Women's Health Book Collective (United States, 1973)
  • 44. "A general strike" / Mariarosa Dalla Costa (Italy, 1974)
  • 45. Towards equality / Committee on the Status of Women in India (India, 1974)
  • 46. Against our will : men, women and rape / Susan Brownmiller (United States, 1975)
  • 47. "The laugh of the Medusa" / Hélène Cixous (France, 1975)
  • 48. "A Black feminist statement" / Combahee River Collective (United States, 1977)
  • 49. "The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house" / Audre Lorde (United States, 1979)
  • 50. Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women / United Nations
  • 51. "The woman's problem" / Domitila Barrios de la Chungara (Bolivia, 1980)
  • 52. "A statement on genital mutilation" / Association of African Women for Research and Development (Senegal, 1980)
  • 53. "How it all began : I have had an abortion" / Anonymous (Germany, 1981)
  • 54. "One is not born a woman" / Monique Wittig (France, 1981)
  • 55. "Notes toward a politics of location" / Adrienne Rich (United States, 1984)
  • 56. "La conciencia de la mestiza = Toward a new consciousness" / Gloria Anzaldúa (United States, 1987)
  • 57. "When sexism and racism are no longer fashionable" and "Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum?" / Guerrilla Girls (United States, 1989)
  • 58. "Riot grrrl manifesto" / Kathleen Hanna, Bikini Kill (United States, 1992)
  • 59. "Becoming the third wave" / Rebecca Walker (United States, 1992)
  • 60. United Nations, Fourth World Conference on Women, Speeches. Opening address, plenary session / Gertrude Mongella (Tanzania) ; "The indigenous women's network, our future, our responsibility" / Winona LaDuke (United States) ; Statement of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission / Palesa Beverley Ditsie (South Africa) (1995)
  • 61. Parity of the sexes / Sylviane Agacinski (France, 1998)
  • 62. "Challenging men to reject gender stereotypes" / Jonah Gokova (Zimbabwe, 1998)
  • 63. Manifesta : young women, feminism, and the future / Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards (United States, 2000)
  • 64. "Statement on the occasion of International Women's Day" / Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (Afghanistan, 2004)
Contributor:
Freedman, Estelle B., 1947-
Series:
Modern Library classics.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780812974607
0812974603

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