Feminism and the Contradictions of Oppression

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Routledge, 1989 - Social Science - 218 pages
"Feminism has been enormously successful since the 1960s in revealing the ways in which exercise over woman. But as feminism has grown, it has become increasingly divided: white from black, first world from third world, working class from middle class, lesbian from heterosexuals. In this thought-provoking book, Caroline Ramazanoglu presents a scholarly but sympathetic evaluation of the problems inherent in feminist theory and politics. She examines the theoretical divisions in feminism with great sensitivity and insight, and concludes that the divisions between women have arisen for good reason: women do have contradictory interests. Ramazanoglu argues clearly and powerfully that an escape from this impasse is possible if feminism can work positively with the contradiction in feminist politics, and focus on liberation rather than oppression." -- Back cover.

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