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Feminist Theory

An International Interdisciplinary Journal

Newcastle University, UK
Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
University of Kent, UK
Lancaster University, UK
North American Editor:
Queen's University, Canada
Book Reviews Editor:
Lancaster University, UK
Assistant Book Reviews Editor:
Newcastle University, UK
2013 Impact Factor: 0.758
2013 Ranking: 18/40 in Women's Studies
Source: 2013 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2014)

Feminist Theory is an international interdisciplinary journal that provides a forum for critical analysis and constructive debate within feminism.

Theoretical Pluralism / Feminist Diversity
Feminist Theory is genuinely interdisciplinary and reflects the diversity of feminism, incorporating perspectives from across the broad spectrum of the humanities and social sciences and the full range of feminist political and theoretical stances.

The journal promotes:

  • debate among theorists from diverse perspectives
  • critical engagements with shifting disciplinary hierarchies within feminist theory
  • challenges to existing theoretical orthodoxies and conventional definitions of theory
  • empirically grounded theorizing as well as more conceptual work
  • writing which is politically engaged and which explores links between theory and practice
  • the crossing of theoretical and disciplinary boundaries
  • work by feminists from all parts of the world

In addition to longer articles, Feminist Theory publishes short "think pieces", comments on past articles and theoretical reflections on topical issues. Readers are encouraged to respond to these contributions, thus fostering ongoing debate and exchanges of ideas.

Feminist Theory includes book reviews and review articles which set several recent books within the context of past debates.

Authors already published in Feminist Theory:

  • Sarah Ahmed
  • Rita Felski
  • Susan Hekman
  • Judith Lorber
  • Veronique Mottier
  • Judith Squires
  • Sylvia Walby
  • Gudrun Axeli-Knapp
  • Frigga Haug
  • Lynette Hunter
  • Terry Lovell
  • Ann Phoenix
  • Liz Stanley
  • Sue Wise


"This is a fascinating journal that applies feminist theory to the cultural and social experiences of women."

"Feminist Theory provides a place where dialogue between diverse currents in feminist theory can occur. It is within the pages of this journal where we will see the future direction of feminist theory." Linda Nicholson

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Institutional, Single Print Issue £145.00
Individual Single Print Issue £21.00
Frequency: Three times a year eISSN: 1741-2773 ISSN: 1464-7001
Months of Distribution: April , August , December Current Volume: 15 Current Issue: 3
Other Titles in: Feminist Theory  |  Sexual Politics  |  Sociology of Gender

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