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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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Economics Politics Research

Caught In The Crisis: Women and The U.S. Economy Today

Caught In The Crisis: Women and The U.S. Economy Today Teresa Amott Monthly Review Press 1993 Women have entered the job market in increasing numbers since the 1960s. But as Theresa Amott shows, there is still vast gender inequality in income, wealth, and occupational distribution. Women, Amott explains, face gender discrimination by employers, the juggling…

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Politics Theory

Feminists and State Welfare

Feminists and State Welfare Jennifer Dale and Peggy Foster Routledge 1986 Designed for students of social policy and women’s studies, this text gives a readable account of the wide range of feminist ideas about women and welfare. The authors draw on feminist theory, research and analysis to explore women’s experiences of welfare, and the debates…

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Politics Radical Theory

Love and Politics: Radical Feminist and Lesbian Theories

Love and Politics: Radical Feministand Lesbian Theories Carol Anne Douglas Pergamon Press 1988 Critical survey of radical and lesbian feminist ideas from the 1960s through the 1980s. Carol Anne Douglas examines diverse theories on the roots of male domination; love and sexuality; lesbianism and friendship between women; lesbian separatism; sadomasochism; strategy and tactics for women’s…

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Conflict Essays Politics Theory

Living With Contradictions: Controversies In Feminist Social Ethics

Living With Contradictions:Controversies In Feminist Social Ethics Alison M. Jaggar Avalon Publishing 1994 Some people believe that feminist ethics is little more than a series of dogmatic positions on issues such as abortion rights, pornography, and affirmative action.This caricature was never true, but Alison Jaggar’s Living with Contradictions is the first book to demonstrate just how rich…

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Politics Theory

Feminist Politics and Human Nature

Feminist Politics and Human Nature Alison M. Jaggar Rowman & Allanheld 1983 A comprehensive overview and analysis of dominant perspectives in American feminist thought, this book offers a critical introduction to the central varieties of feminist theory for those just beginning to delve into the history of feminism. Feminist political philosophers use both traditional and…

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Intersectionality Politics Women of Colour

Beyond the Pale: White Women, Racism and History

Beyond the Pale: White Women,Racism and History Vron Ware Verso 1992 From Verso: How have ideas about white women figured in the history of racism? Vron Ware argues that they have been central, and that feminism has, in many ways, developed as a political movement within racist societies. Dissecting the different meanings of femininity and…

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Politics Theory

Right Wing Women: The Politics of Domesticated Women

Right Wing Women: ThePolitics of Domesticated Women Andrea Dworkin Perigee Books 1983 From Wikipedia: Right Wing Women is an examination of women’s reasons for collaborating with conservative men for the limitation of women’s freedom. Dworkin states that the New Right in the United States focused especially on preserving male authority in the family, the promotion of fundamentalist versions of orthodox…