The socialist feminist project: a contemporary reader in theory and politics

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Monthly Review Press, Aug 1, 2002 - Political Science - 426 pages
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Socialist feminist theorizing is flourishing today. This collection is intended to show its strengths and resources and convey a sense of it as an ongoing project with a vital role to play in struggles for emancipation from all forms of oppression and exploitation today. Not every contribution to that project bears the same theoretical label, but the writings collected here share a broad aim of understanding women's subordination in a way which integrates class and sex--as well as aspects of women's identity such as race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation--with the aim of liberating women. Socialist Feminismbrings together the most important recent socialist feminist writings on a wide range of topics: sex and reproduction, the family, wage labor, social welfare and public policy, the place of sex and gender in politics, and the philosophical foundations of socialist feminism. Although focusing on recent writings, the collection shows how these build on a struggle for women's liberation with earlier beginnings. These writings demonstrate the range, depth, and vitality of contemporary social feminist debates. They also testify to the distinctive capacity of this project to address issues in a way that embraces collective experience and action while at the same time enabling each person to speak in their own personal voice.

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i was not impressed by the bulk of essays in this collection. most were either 4th dimensionally academic or painfully uninsightful (or both). holmstrom seems to have had very little unifying criteria ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ramin - Goodreads

This was an excellent book, with contributions from dozens of writers, most of whom are experts in women's studies, sociology, and political science. The articles cover a wide range of issues from a ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
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Foremothersfathers
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A Question of Class
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Nancy Holmstrom is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University in Newark, and co-editor of Not for Sale: In Defense of Public Goods.

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