The Feminist Standpoint Revisited and Other Essays

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Westview Press, 1998 - Social Science - 262 pages
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For over twenty years Nancy Hartsock has been a powerful voice in the effort to forge a feminism sophisticated and strong enough to make a difference in the real world of powerful political and economic forces. This volume collects her most important writings, offering her current thinking about this period in the development of feminist political economy and presenting an important new paper, “The Feminist Standpoint Revisited.”Central themes recur throughout the volume: in particular, the relationships between theory and activism, between feminism and Marxism, and between postmodernism and politics. Readers will appreciate Hartsock’s account of how so much of her theoretical work grew directly out of the demands of the activist life.The Feminist Standpoint Revisited is an important record and a timely reevaluation of the development of feminist thought, as well as a contribution to current work. It will be a valuable resource for feminist theorists in a wide variety of disciplines.
 

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Contents

PART ONE Political Movements and Political Theories
9
Two Perspectives on Power
15
Process and Perspective
32
Staying Alive
44
Reoccupying Marxism as Feminism
73
The Unity of Observation
85
The Unity of Outrage and Observation
91
Knowledge as Appropriation
98
The Sexual Division of Labor
113
Conclusion
125
Structuralism Poststructuralism and Politics
167
The Abstract Determinism
192
Postmodernism and Political Change
205
The Feminist Standpoint Revisited
227
Afterword
249
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Developing the Ground
105

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About the author (1998)

Nancy C.M. Hartsock is associate professor of political science and women’s studies at the University of Washington. She is the author of the influential book Money, Sex, and Power as well as many articles on political and feminist theory.

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