chapter  3
Sexuality and desire
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Feminist thought is a vast and contested field, with new work and new interpretations of existing work an ongoing occurrence. Anthologies of feminist writings therefore provide a handy means for attaining an overview of the field. Some useful anthologies are as follows. The Second Wave: A Reader in Feminist Theory, edited by Linda Nicholson, is a historically organized collection of many of the essays that have made key contributions to second-wave feminist theory and that have generated extensive discussion. Womens Rights: The Public or Private Dichotomy, edited by Jurate Motiejunaite is a helpful collection of essays exploring the impact of the public private divide on women throughout history and around the world. The anthology Feminism and Sexuality: A Reader, edited by Stevi Jackson and Sue Scott gives an excellent overview of the feminist debates concerning sexuality and desire.