This is the first comprehensive collection of feminist politics and writings by the most influential feminists of the twentieth century, with a full glossary of key terms, section introductions, and entries on individual writers. Contributors include Simone de Beauvoir, Catharine A. MacKinnon, Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, Betty Friedan, Gayle Rubin, Laura Mulvey, Elaine Showalter, and Julia Kristeva. Modern Feminisms covers key feminist ideas and perspectives on the family, sexuality, work, education, patriarchy, race, language, culture, and representation, and provides a persepective on the variety of modern feminisms that have emerged in the twentieth century.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Maggie Humm is an Emeritus Professor of Cultural Studies in the School of Arts and Digital Industries at the University of East London and was Co-Chair of the Centre for Cultural Studies Research 2008-2010. Her books include Border Traffic, The Dictionary of Feminist Theory (the first edition of which was named 'outstanding academic book of 1990' by Choice), the best-selling Modern Feminisms; Feminism and Film; Modernist Women and Visual Cultures: Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Photography and Cinema; Snapshots of Bloomsbury: the Private Lives of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell, Rutgers University Press and the Tate, 2006; and The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and the Arts, Edinburgh and Columbia University Presses, 2010 (the focus of an Edinburgh International Book Festival talk 2010).
She was an editor of the Routledge Encyclopaedia of Women and has been a Distinguished Visiting Scholar and Professor at many universities including Massachusetts, San Diego State, Stanford, Rutgers, Queen's Belfast, and Karachi. She gave the Annual Virginia Woolf Birthday Lecture in 2002 and has given keynote and plenary papers in Brazil, Bulgaria, Egypt, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, the US and elsewhere.