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Materialist feminism : a reader in class, difference, and women's lives / edited by Rosemary Hennessy and Chrys Ingraham.

Contributor(s): Hennessy, Rosemary | Ingraham, Chrys, 1947-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Routledge, 1997Description: ix, 430 p. ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781138347212 (pbk.).Subject(s): Women and socialism | Feminism | Feminist theoryDDC classification: 335.0082 HEN Summary: During the 1980s, capitalism triumphantly secured its global reach, anti-communist ideologies hammered home socialism's inherent failure, the New Left increasingly moved into the professional middle class--and many of feminism's earlier priorities were marginalized. "Identity politics", often formulated in terms of social reconstructionism or multiculturalism, has increasingly suppressed materialist feminism's systematic perspective, replacing it with discourse analysis or cultural politics. Materialist Feminism: A 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 labor, and the appropriation of women's bodies that continues to undergird the scramble for profits and state power in multinational capitalism. In making twenty years of materialist feminist thought more accessible, the Reader will contribute to the development of feminism's Third Wave. Contributors include: Charlotte Bunch, Catherine MacKinnon, Ann Ferguson, Gayle Rubin, and Dorothy Smith.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [409]-430).

During the 1980s, capitalism triumphantly secured its global reach, anti-communist ideologies hammered home socialism's inherent failure, the New Left increasingly moved into the professional middle class--and many of feminism's earlier priorities were marginalized. "Identity politics", often formulated in terms of social reconstructionism or multiculturalism, has increasingly suppressed materialist feminism's systematic perspective, replacing it with discourse analysis or cultural politics. Materialist Feminism: A 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 labor, and the appropriation of women's bodies that continues to undergird the scramble for profits and state power in multinational capitalism. In making twenty years of materialist feminist thought more accessible, the Reader will contribute to the development of feminism's Third Wave. Contributors include: Charlotte Bunch, Catherine MacKinnon, Ann Ferguson, Gayle Rubin, and Dorothy Smith.

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