The Feminist Standpoint Revisited, And Other Essays

The Feminist Standpoint Revisited, And Other Essays

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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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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 153 x 228 x 16mm | 374g
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 0813315581
  • 9780813315584
  • 824,115

Table of contents

* Introduction Political Movements And Political Theories * Political Change: Two Perspectives on Power * Fundamental Feminism: Process and Perspective * Staying Alive * Difference and Domination in the Womens Movement: The Dialectic of Theory and Practice Reoccupying Marxism As Feminism * Objectivity and Revolution: The Unity of Observation and Outrage in Marxist Theory * The Feminist Standpoint: Developing the Ground for a Specifically Feminist Historical Materialism * Louis Althussers Structuralist Marxism: Political Clarity and Theoretical Distortions Structuralism, Poststructuralism, And Politics * The Kinship Abstraction and Feminist Theory * Gayle Rubin: The Abstract Determinism of the Kinship System * Postmodernism and Political Change * The Feminist Standpoint Revisited * Afterword
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About Nancy Hartsock

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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