Competition, a Feminist Taboo?

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Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 1987 - Social Science - 260 pages
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Why is it so hard for women to talk about competition? As the editors of this original anthology state: "Feminists have long been fiercely critical of male power games, yet we have often ignored or concealed our own conflcits over money, control, position, and recognition. It is time to end the silence." The book opens with Letty Cottin Pogrebin's essay "Competing with Women" from the 1972 debut issue of Ms . Part Two exposes the reality of competition in daily life-in academia, in the corporate world, in athletics, in the family, and in cross-class and cross-cultural relationships. Part Three offers feminist answers to the questions "How do we obliterate competition-or find ways to make it benign or useful-or replace it with other idealogies and behavior?" Other contributors include Evelyn Fox Keller, Helene Moglen, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Tono McNaron, Erika Duncan, Tvonne, Maria Cristina Lugones, and Elizabeth V. Spelman.

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Radical literary histories of the tumultuous Thirties commonly emphasize the prevalent masculinist ideology that informed political and aesthetic practices then. In contrast, this volume excavates the ... Read full review

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VALERIE MINER is a professional writer living in California. She is the author of several novels, including "Winter\s Edge" and "Murder in the English Department".'

Helen E. Longino is chair and the Clarence Irving Lewis Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Stanford University. She is the author of "Science as Social Knowledge" and "The Fate of Knowledge".

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