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

Front Cover
Rosemary Hennessy, Chrys Ingraham
Psychology Press, 1997 - Political Science - 430 pages
1 Review
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 Reader argues 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.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: Materialist Feminism

User Review  - Dan Sharber - Goodreads

like any collection, the pieces are hit or miss. but if you want a decent intro into materialist or socialist feminism., this is a pretty good one. Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
1
The Political Economy of Womens Liberation 1969
17
The Politics of Womens Liberation Today 1970
24
Introduction to The Power of Women
33
Women and the Subversion of the Community 1972
40
NotforLesbiansOnly1975
54
What Is Socialist Feminism? 1976
65
Socialist Feminism and the Limits
95
The Construction of Woman
186
Our Bridge to Freedom 1991
207
Marxism Feminism and the Struggle tor Democracy
214
A Movement Whose
227
Wheres the Revolution? 1993
248
Identity and the Lifestyle Market 1995
259
Feminist Sociology
275
Women Medicine
306

Marxism Feminism
107
The Hoechst Chemical Company and
129
From the Woman Question to Womens Liberation 1983
141
Theories of the Family 1989
147
Women Working Worldwide 1986
163
Colonization and Housewifization 1987
175
A ValueTheoretic Approach to Childbirth
328
A Materialist Feminist Perspective
364
Feminism and the Ends of Postmodernism
395
Bibliography
409
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1997)

Rosemary Hennessy is Assistant Professor of english at SUNY, Albany. Chrys Ingraham teaches in the Department of Sociology at Russell Sage College.

Bibliographic information