Monday, March 15, 2010
Feminist Theory Reader: Local and Global Perspectives
Feminist Theory Reader: Local & Global Perspectives, 2nd Edition
Edited by Carole R. McCann and Seung-kyung Kim
Routledge Press, 2010
This came in the mail today, it was kind of pricey, but I was lucky to find a used copy.
I saw it on a syllabus for a recent feminist theory class that was taught at Evergreen. I wish I had taken the class, so I decided to order the book and read along. They started with bell hooks Feminism is for Everybody, so I re-visited that over the weekend. I have read it a few times already. I guess I'll post about that some more later. I'm excited to read the intro to the Feminist Theory Reader tonight.
In addition to selections from this book, the class was assigned readings from a packet and Feminist Thought by Stephanie Tong, which I have also ordered.
I figure it will take me awhile to work my way through this stuff, but I've read much of it before and was in a class recently (2006-7) that covered similar ground, so it shouldn't be too overwhelming.
Lately I've been thinking about ways I could try and help make feminist theory more accessible to a wider audience. Getting to study it in college was a privilege and I would like to be able to share what I have learned. I'm not sure how best to approach this, but since I am reading this stuff anyhow and decided to keep a journal, I might as well share some of my thoughts here.
Ideally, feminist theory should not be read in isolation, but in a group setting with discussion. In the past I have tried to organize a feminist theory study group outside of school, but people get busy and it's hard to keep it going for longer than a few months at a time. It would be cool to find an online study group, but so far no luck. Comments are turned on, so please read along if you feel like it.