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Feminist Thinkers and the Demands of Femininity: The Lives and Work of Intellectual Women

by Lori Marso, Marso Jo Marso

Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780415979269






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Synopsis of Feminist Thinkers and the Demands of Femininity: The Lives and Work of Intellectual Women

Feminist Thinkers and the Demands of Femininity explores the lives and theory of Mary Wollstonecraft, Germaine de Staƫl, Emma Goldman, and Simone de Beauvoir in light of and alongside contemporary feminist work. These historical women are often valorized as thinkers and intellectuals, whose private lives are deemed irrelevant at best, and degrading as worst, or are the subjects of biographies that ignore their political contributions. In contrast, Marso explores the significance that being a woman and the material conditions of femininity had for each of these intellectual women when they tried to live their lives in accordance with their feminist ideals.

Marso argues that the theories of these feminists should not be divorced from the struggles and contradictions of their actual lives. She uses the memoirs and letters left by these women to examine how they criticized the constraints of femininity while simultaneously living within them. Finally, Marso analyzes a few memoirs of contemporary feminist thinkers to show that feminists struggle with the same difficulties today that were encountered by the women who came before.

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