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Rational Woman : A Feminist Critique of Dichotomy - Raia Prokhovnik

Rational Woman

A Feminist Critique of Dichotomy

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Published: 15th April 1999
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To feminists and some postmodernists reason/emotion and man/woman represent two fundamental polarities, fixed deep within Western philosophy and reflected in the structures of our languages, and two sets of hierarchical power relations in patriarchal society. Raia Prokhovnik challenges the tradition of dualism and argues that rational woman need no longer be a contradiction in terms. Prokhovnik examines in turn: - the nature of dichotomy, its problems and an alternative - the reason/emotion dichotomy - dichotomies central to the man/woman dualism, such as sex/gender and the heterosexual/ist norm

..."a "must-have" book for all library collections...." -Choice, June 2000

Preface
Introduction
Dichotomy: From the Dichotomous Either / Or to the Relational Both-And
The Features of dichotomy
Problems with dichotomy
An alternative to dichotomy
Reason and Emotion
The links between reason and emotion in theorising
The social construction of emotion
Sex and Gender: Beyond the sex / gender dichotomy to corporeal subjectivity
The six stages of the recent history of sex and gender
The critique of sex and gender 3) Towards 'corporeal subjectivity'
Conclusion: The third wave - the future of feminism
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780415146180
ISBN-10: 0415146186
Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory (Numbered)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 198
Published: 15th April 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 16.05  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1