chapter  5
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Feminism

Feminism is one of those perspectives in social theory that is broadly generic across a range of disciplines – feminist contributions to international relations, criminology, political science, socio-legal studies, development studies, social anthropology, social policy, social psychology as well as sociology, have made similar criticisms of their own disciplines as well as of society itself. Across the fi elds and disciplines, feminists draw attention to the exclusion of women – women’s voices, women’s experiences – from the academic and political debates. They seek to show that, in so far as these debates are dominated by male voices, they necessarily promote male interests and marginalise or subordinate the interests of women.