Feminism and Politics

Feminism and Politics

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Feminism challenges both the theory and practice of politics, opening up new ways of thinking about political change. In this latest volume in the Oxford Readings in Feminism series, Anne Phillips brings together twenty outstanding articles dealing with various aspects of feminism and politics, covering political studies, political theory, interests and representation, identities and coalitions, equality and anti-discrimination, and citizenship. This collection will be essential reading for any feminist who has doubted the important of political studies, and any student of politics who has doubted the relevance of feminism.show more

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  • Paperback | 482 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 27.94mm | 612.35g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0198782055
  • 9780198782056
  • 1,370,083

About Revd Dr Anne Phillips

Anne Phillips is Professor of Politics at London Guildhall University. Her publications include The Politics of Presence (1995), Democracy and Difference (1993), Destabilizing Theory: Contemporary Feminist Debates (co-edited with Michele Barrett, 1992), and Engendering Democracy (1991).show more

Table of contents

Introduction ; I. FEMINISM AND POLITICAL STUDIES ; 1. Politics an Unnatural Practice: Political Science Looks at Female Participation ; 2. Homeless in International Relations? 'Women's' Place in Canonical Texts and Feminist Reimaginings ; 3. Feminist Studies and Political Science and Vice Versa ; II. FEMINISM AND POLITICAL THEORY ; 4. Mere Auxiliaries to the Commonwealth: Women and the Origins of Liberalism ; 5. Gender, the Public and the Private ; 6. Feminism and Democracy ; III. INTERESTS AND REPRESENTATION ; 7. When Are Interests Interesting? The Problem of Political Representation of Women ; 8. Beyond Interests in Politics: A Comment on Virginia Sapiro's "When Are Interests Interesting? The Problem of Political Representation of Women" ; 9. 'Women's Interests' and the Post-Structuralist State ; 10. Democracy and Representation. Or, Why Should it Matter Who Our Representatives Are? ; IV. IDENTITIES AND COALITIONS ; 11. Coalition Politics: Turning the Century ; 12. Feminist Encounters: Locating the Politics of Experience ; 13. Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire ; V. EQUALITY AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION ; 14. Difference and Dominance: On Sex Discrimination ; 15. Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics ; 16. The Politics of Paradigms: Gender Difference and Gender Disadvantage ; VI. FEMINISM AND CITIZENSHIP ; 17. Antigone's Daughters ; 18. Context Is All: Feminism and Theories of Citizenship ; 19. Polity and Group Difference: A Critique of the Ideal of Universal Citizenship ; 20. From Redistribution to Recognition? Dilemmas of Justice in a 'Post-Socialist' Ageshow more

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