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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL2027: Feminist Philosophy

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

The reading list and seminar texts for the course can be found on the ELE page. Basic readings include the following sources:

-      Angela Davis: Women, Race and Class, 1983

-       Sandra Harding (ed): The feminist theory standpoint reader: Intellectual and political controversies (2004) New York: Routledge

-       Harriet Taylor-Mill: The Enfranchisement of Women, (1851), in: Ann Robson: Sexual Equality, A John Stuart Mill, Harriet Taylor Mill, and Helen Taylor Reader (1994), Toronto University Press. See reference at http://womhist.alexanderstreet.com/awrm/doc15.htm .

-        Mary Wollstonecraft: A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792) online at: http://www.earlymoderntexts.com/pdfs/wollstonecraft1792.pdf .

-        A Companion to Feminist Philosophy, Alison Jaggar and Iris M. Young (eds), Blackwell, Cambridge, 1998

-        Nancy Fraser, Fortunes of Feminism, Verso 2013

And sections/chapters from

-       Judith Butler ‘Gender Trouble

-      Tom Digby (ed) Men Doing Feminism, Routledge 1998

-      Sandra Harding: Postcolonial and Feminist Philosophy of Science and Technology (2009) 

-       Carol Gilligan: In A Different Voice (1982), Harvard University Press.

-     Seyla Benhabib, Judith Butler, Drucilla Cornell and Nancy Fraser: Feminist Contentions: A Philosophical  Exchange (Thinking Gender) (1995), Routledge.

-        Cressida Heyes, Feminist solidarity after queer theory: The case of transgender, Signs, Summer 2003, 28(4), pp. 1093-1120

-       Uma Narayan and Sandra Harding (eds.): Decentering the Center: Philosophy for a Multicultural Postcolonial and Feminist World (2000), Indiana University Press.

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/