Toward a Feminist Theory of the State

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Harvard University Press, 1989 - Philosophy - 330 pages
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"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 sexual subordination and applies it to the state. The result is an informed and compelling critique of inequality and a transformative vision of a direction for social change.
  

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I was just writing an essay about the public sphere which reminded me of how much I really really want to read this. I started it a couple of years ago and got sidetracked but it looked awesome. I ... Read full review

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MacKinnon's critique of liberal law from a radical feminist perspective. This book had a pivotal influence on my own thinking. Her struggle to both apply and break with her self-described post-Marxism ... Read full review

Contents

Method
81
The State
155
On Public and Private
184
On Morality and Politics
195
On Difference and Dominance
215
Toward Feminist Jurisprudence
237
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257
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321
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About the author (1989)

Catharine A. MacKinnon is Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School.

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