Materialist Feminism: A Reader in Class, Difference and Women's Lives
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Materialist Feminism

A Reader in Class, Difference and Women's Lives

By Rosemary Hennessy (Edited by), Chrys Ingraham (Edited by), Rosemary Henessey (Edited by)

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Format: Paperback / softback, 444 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 30 October 1997
During the 1980s many of feminism's earlier priorities were marginalized. "Identity politics", often formed in terms of social reconstructionism or multiculturalism, has increasingly suppressed materialist feminism's systematic perspective, replacing it with discourse analysis or cultural politics. This reader argues against the retreat to multiculturalism for keeping invisible the material links among the explosion of meaning-making practices in highly industrialized social sectors, the exploitation of women's labour, and the appropriation of women's bodies that continues to undergird the scramble for profits and state power in multinational capitalism. In making 20 years of materialist feminist thought more accessible, this text should contribute to the development of feminism's third wave.

About the Author

Rosemary Hennessy is Assistant Professor of english at SUNY, Albany. Chrys Ingraham teaches in the Department of Sociology at Russell Sage College.

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"I believe this reader is a needed return to historical materialist critiques of social texts... "Materialist Feminism should be requisite reading for any class, or citizen, on the historical imperatives of feminist theory and praxis."-Sean C. Newborn, "Journal of Popular Culture ..."it is gratifying to find work that attempts to straddle both town and gown."-Jan Levine Thal, "Feminist Collections, vol 19, no 4, Summer 1998

EAN: 9780415916349
ISBN: 0415916348
Publisher: Routledge
Dimensions: 25.45 x 17.91 x 2.46 centimeters (0.77 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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