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Bryson, Valerie 1948-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 170 publications in 5 languages and 6,154 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor, Author, Creator, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Valerie Bryson
Contemporary political concepts : a critical introduction( )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The language of political debate and analysis has changed dramatically in recent years. Today, both academics and practitioners have largely abandoned the vocabulary of the left and replaced it with a set of concepts that structure debate and set the political agenda. Thus, the world economy is discussed in terms of globalization instead of international capitalism, analysis of the capitalist state has given way to the study of governance, and gender and ethnicity are treated as more significant dimensions of inequality than class. Moreover, the apparently benign concepts of civil society, citizenship and stakeholder have replaced those of class and class conflict, poverty is about social exclusion rather than exploitation, and consumer choice and worker empowerment have replaced the pursuit of class interests. In today's political climate, socialism is seen as old-fashioned or utopian. In contrast, capitalism is seen as realistic, and the 'third way' is presented as the solution to all our ills." "This book explores the real issues behind these catchphrases of modern politics, explaining what they mean, and offering a critique of the ideology of which they are a part. With chapters written by experts in each field, this is an excellent guide for students of politics, and anybody who is looking for a critical introduction to the key ideas, so often shrouded in rhetoric, that we hear about in the news. Chapters cover postmodernism, gender, citizenship, civil society, stakeholding, globalization, governance, the Third Way, ethnicity, social exclusion, empowerment and sustainable development."--Jacket
Marx and other four-letter words by Valerie Bryson( )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ideal student introduction that explains the precise meaning and implications of each of Marx's key concepts
Feminist political theory : an introduction by Valerie Bryson( Book )

59 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The issues that feminism raises are central to how human society is organised and by the way we see the world. This book provides a wide-ranging history of western feminist thought and a lucid analysis of contemporary debates. It argues that feminism is still relevant today, and that good theory can help us understand why so many problems remain and how progress can be achieved
Feminist debates : issues of theory and political practice by Valerie Bryson( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are women still oppressed? Is paid employment the key to liberation? Should pornography be banned? Can women in government really make a difference? Do women have an absolute right to an abortion? Is feminism just for white, middle-class women? And what about men?"--BOOK JACKET. "Feminists today disagree on these and other issues. This book provides a clear and balanced assessment of current debates and the theoretical assumptions that underlie them. By disentangling questions of style and strategy from more profound disagreements, it points the way to more effective forms of feminist political practice."--Jacket
Sexuality, gender and power : intersectional and transnational perspectives by Anna G. Jónasdóttir( )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Underpinned by a broad editorial commitment to intersectionality, the chapters deploy approaches that range from historical materialism to queer theory, and from contract theory to theories of the gendered sexual self to address recurrent questions around agency, power, identity and self-hood. Theoretical debates inform and are informed by more empirically oriented chapters focusing on topics such as gay identity in contemporary Croatia, sexual politics in the Commonwealth Caribbean, western "tango tourists," sexual violence in war, prostitution, femme fashion, changing sexual norms in China and Taiwan, and feminist politics in the 2008 US presidential campaign."--Pub. desc
Gender and the politics of time : feminist theory and contemporary debates by Valerie Bryson( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's increased role in the labour market has combined with concerns about the damaging effects of long working hours to push time-related issues up the policy agenda in many Western nations. This wide-ranging and accessible book assesses policy alternatives in the light of feminist theory and factual evidence. The book introduces mainstream ideas on the nature and political significance of time and re-frames them from a feminist perspective. It uses feminist analyses of women's experience and use of time to provide a critical overview of policies in Western welfare states. Themes covered include the impact of 'time poverty' on women's citizenship; gender differences in time use and how these are rewarded; the social meanings of time and whether these differ between women and men; and the role of the past in framing policy options today. The book also explores: the significance of differences amongst women; the interconnected nature of public and private time; the value of time spent caring for others; the right to time for care; and, the uses and limitations of time-use studies. The book is essential reading for all those interested in gender inequality, time-use or work/rest-of-life balance. It will be an invaluable resource for students and academics throughout the social sciences
The impact of feminism on political concepts and debates( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an accessible overview and assessment of the impact of recent feminism by bringing together leading feminist and pro-feminist political theorists and analysts, to focus on key concepts, such as rationality, citizenship, democracy and democratisation, development and empowerment
Redefining social justice : new Labour rhetoric and reality by Valerie Bryson( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rhetoric of 'New Labour' has captured the centre ground of British politics and now frames the policy making agenda of all mainstream political parties. This text provides a timely focus on the language of contemporary political debate that assesses its practical effects and potential limitations
The citizenship of women in Scandinavia by Valerie Bryson( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminist political theory : an introduction by Valerie Bryson( Recording )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book traces the story of the development of feminist ideas and struggles
Women in British politics by Valerie Bryson( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women, citizenship and social policy by Valerie Bryson( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and markets( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From making tools to making love : Marx, materialism and feminist thought by Valerie Bryson( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexuality, love and social theory by Valerie Bryson( )

1 edition published in 2008 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thoughts of home : reflections on families, houses and homelands, from the by Valerie Bryson( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Women and citizenship : some lessons from Israel by Valerie Bryson( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Feminism by Valerie Bryson( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Men and sex equality : what have they got to lose by Valerie Bryson( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Feminist debates : issues of theory and political practice
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Marx and other four-letter wordsFeminist political theory : an introductionFeminist debates : issues of theory and political practiceSexuality, gender and power : intersectional and transnational perspectivesGender and the politics of time : feminist theory and contemporary debatesThe impact of feminism on political concepts and debatesRedefining social justice : new Labour rhetoric and realityPolitics and markets
Alternative Names
Bryson, V.

Брайсон В.

Брайсон, Валери

Брайсон, Валери 1948-

Валері Брайсон

브라이슨, 발러리

ブライソン, ヴァレリー

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