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Law Marxism Politics

Towards a Feminist Theory of State

Towards a Feminist Theory of State Catharine A. MacKinnon Harvard University Press 1989 Toward a Feminist Theory of the State presents Catharine MacKinnon’s powerful analysis of politics, sexuality, and the law from the perspective of women. Using the debate over Marxism and feminism as a point of departure, MacKinnon develops a theory of gender centered on…

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History Labour Marxism Socialism

Capitalist Patriarchy and the Case for Socialist Feminism

Capitalist Patriarchy and theCase for Socialist Feminism Zillah R. Eisenstein Monthly Review Press 1978 Capitalist Patriarchy and the Case for Socialist Feminism is a 1978 anthology about socialist feminism edited by Zillah R. Eisenstein. Fourteen provocative papers on the oppression of women in capitalist countries, coupled with three articles on the subordinate position of women in two communist…

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Labour Marxism Socialism

Beyond the Fragments: Feminism and the Making of Socialism

Beyond the Fragments: Feminismand the Making of Socialism Sheila Rowbotham,Lynne Segal,Hilary Wainwright Merlin Press 1979 Three essays on revolutionary organisation by participants in the women’s liberation movement of the 1970s. The essays criticise the organisational theory and practice of revolutionaries, particularly those of the various Trotskyist organisations which were then in their ascendancy. They were…

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History Marxism

Women, Resistance and Revolution

Women, Resistance andRevolution Sheila Rowbotham Penguin Books 1972 In women, Resistance and Revolution Sheila Rowbotham has produced a wide-ranging survey of the roots of inequality and of the long but sporadic struggle to overcome it. Her narrative extends from the seventeenth century to present-day Vietnam, showing how certain women have struggled, in both revolutionary and…

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History Marxism Materialism

Money Sex and Power: Toward a Feminist Historical Materialism

Money Sex and Power: Toward aFeminist Historical Materialism Nancy C.M. Hartsock Longman New Yorkand London 1983 Developing the concept of a feminist standpoint rooted in women’s daily, sensuous life activity, Money, Sex, and Power cogently and movingly explores the interweavings of epistemology, community, sexuality, and power. Hartsock examines the worldview-structuring aspects of gender in order…

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Marxism Materialism Postmodernism Theory

Materialist Feminism and the Politics of Discourse

Materialist Feminism and the Politics of Discourse Rosemary Hennessy Routledge Londonand New York 1993 Materialist Feminism and the Politics of Discourse confronts the impasses in materialist feminist work on rethinking ‘woman’ as a discursively constructed subject. The book looks at the problem of examining critically the social dimensions on which theories of discourse are premised:…