By Lynn McDonald
Revolution, abolition of slavery, public well-being care, welfare, violence opposed to girls, battle and militarism — such concerns were debated for hundreds of years. yet a lot paintings performed through girls theorists on those conventional social and political subject matters is little identified or tricky to procure. This new anthology includes major excerpts now not quite often integrated in ordinary collections.
Women Theorists on Society and Politics brings jointly scarce, formerly unpublished and newly translated excerpts from works by way of such ladies theorists as Emilie du Ch< ^a>telet, Germaine de Sta<:e>l, Catharine Macaulay, Mary Wollstonecraft, plants Tristan, Harriet Martineau, Florence Nightingale, Beatrice Webb and Jane Addams. It specializes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century writers, but additionally comprises a few decisions from as early because the Renaissance and past due 17th century.
Introductions to the fabric, biographical history and secondary assets improve this significant assortment. Women Theorists on Society and Politics presents crucial conception on ordinary themes and a stability to the anthologies of feminist writing now on the whole to be had.