The Sexual Contract
In a wide-ranging discussion, this book examines the significance of the political fictions of the original contract and the slave contract. It also offers a challenge to conventional understanding - of both left and right - of actual contracts in everyday life - the marriage contract, the employment contract, the prostitution contract and the new surrogacy contract. By bringing a feminist perspective to bear on the contradictions and paradoxes surrounding women and contract, and the relation between the sexes, the book tries to shed new light on the fundamental problems of freedom and subordination.
- Hardback | 225 pages
- 150 x 230mm | 590g
- 23 Jun 1988
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
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Table of contents
Contracting in; patriarchal confusions; contract, the individual and slavery; genesis, fathers and the political liberty of sons; wives, slaves and wage-slaves; feminism and the marriage contract; what's wrong with prostitution?