Gender and Power

Gender and Power : Society, the Person and Sexual Politics

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This book is an introductory textbook on sexual politics and an original contribution to the reformulation of social and political theory. In a discussion of, among other issues, psychoanalysis, Marxism and feminist theories, the structure of gender relations, and working class feminism, the author has produced a work of synthesis and scholarship which should be of interest to students and professionals in sociology, politics, women's studies and to anyone interested in the field of sexual politics.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 150 x 230mm
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0745604676
  • 9780745604671

Table of contents

Preface: Some facts in the case. Part 1 Theorising gender: historical roots of contemporary theory; current frameworks. Part 2 The structure of gender relations: the body and social practice; main structures - labour, power and cathexis; gender regimes and the gender order; historical dynamic. Part 3 Femininity and masculinity: sexual character; the mystery in broad daylight - gender formation and psychoanalysis; personality as practice. Part 4 Sexual politics: sexual ideology; political practice; present and future.show more

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