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Materialist Feminism : A Reader in Class, Difference, and Women's Lives - Rosemary Hennessy

Materialist Feminism

A Reader in Class, Difference, and Women's Lives

By: Rosemary Hennessy (Editor), Chrys Ingraham (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th September 1997
ISBN: 9780415916349
Number Of Pages: 224

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During the 1980s, capitalism triumphantly secured its global reach, anti-communist ideologies hammered home socialism's inherent failure, the New Left increasingly moved into the professional middle class--and many of feminism's earlier priorities were marginalized. "Identity politics", often formulated in terms of social reconstructionism or multiculturalism, has increasingly suppressed materialist feminism's systematic perspective, replacing it with discourse analysis or cultural politics.Materialist Feminism: A Readerargues against the retreat to multiculturalism for keeping invisible the material links among the explosion of meaning-making practices in highly industrialized social sectors, the exploitation of women's labor, and the appropriation of women's bodies that continues to undergird the scramble for profits and state power in multinational capitalism. In making twenty years of materialist feminist thought more accessible, theReaderwill contribute tothe development of feminism's Third Wave.Contributors include: Charlotte Bunch, Catherine MacKinnon, Ann Ferguson, Gayle Rubin, and Dorothy Smith.

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"I believe this reader is a needed return to historical materialist critiques of social texts... "Materialist Feminism should be requisite reading for any class, or citizen, on the historical imperatives of feminist theory and praxis." -Sean C. Newborn, "Journal of Popular Culture ..."it is gratifying to find work that attempts to straddle both town and gown." -Jan Levine Thal, "Feminist Collections, vol 19, no 4, Summer 1998

Introduction Materialist (Marxist) Feminism: Reclaiming Anti-Capitalist Feminism
Women Under Capitalism: Theorizing Patriarchy, Labor, Meaning
The Political Economy of Women's Liberation (1969)
The Politics of Women's Liberation Today (1970)
Introduction for The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community (1972)
Women and the Subversion of the Community (1972)
Not for Lesbians Only (1975)
For a Materialist Feminism (1975)
What is Socialist Feminism? (1976)
The Oppression of Women: A Structuralist Marxist View (1978)
Feminism and Materialism (1978)
Ideology and the Cultural Production of Gender (1980)
Socialist Feminism and the Limits of Dual Systems Theory (1980)
The Incompatible Menage a Trois: Marxism, Feminism and Racism (1981)
White Woman Listen!: Black Feminism and the Boundaries of Sisterhood (1982)
The Hoechst Chemical Company and Boredom with the Economy (1982)
From the Woman Question to Women's Liberation (1983)
Theories of the Family (1989)
Thinking Difference Globally: Race, Class, Sexuality
Women Working World-Wide (1986)
Colonization and Housewifization (1987)
The Construction of Woman in...Popular Texts of Empire (1989)
Socialist Feminism: Our Bridge to Freedom (1991)
Marxism, Feminism, and the Struggle for Democracy in Latin America (1991)
Transgender Liberation: A Movement Whose Time Has Come (1992)
Theorizing Race, Class, and Gender (1993)
Where's the Revolution (1993)
Touring Thailand's Sex Industry (1994)
Identity and the Lifestyle Market (1995)
Ongoing Work
The Heterosexual Imaginary: Feminist Sociology and Theories of Gender (1994)
A Materialist Feminist Reading of the Figure of Jeanne Duval
Motherhood in Crisis: Women, Medicine, and State in Canada
A Value-Theoretic Approach to Childbirth and Reproductive Engineering (1994)
Standing on Solid Ground: Toward a Materialist Ecological Feminism
History is What Hurts: Historicizing Postcolonial Ecofeminism Critique of the Green Revolution
Feminism and the Ends of Postmodernism
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ISBN: 9780415916349
ISBN-10: 0415916348
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 15th September 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.45 x 17.91  x 2.46
Weight (kg): 0.77
Edition Number: 1