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Gill Hague

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781447356325

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447356325.001.0001

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Women’s liberation: strands, debates, transformations

Women’s liberation: strands, debates, transformations

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(p.39) 3 Women’s liberation: strands, debates, transformations
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History and Memories of the Domestic Violence Movement
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Gill Hague

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447356325.003.0003

This chapter outlines the different strands of feminism, including radical, revolutionary, socialist and liberal/equal rights approaches. It debates the conflicts and divisions that sprang up within this vibrant movement, including around issues like pornography and prostitution. It outlines issues for Black and minority women, the importance of taking on racism and other oppressions and the development of concepts of intersectionality. The chapter debates the later development of identity politics, and also talks about women in the academy, the New Left, and the wider women’s movements across the world, concluding the historical discussions of women’s liberation.

Keywords:   radical feminism, socialist feminism, intersectionality, identity politics, world-wide women’s movements

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