Beyond Equality and Difference: Citizenship, Feminist Politics and Female Subjectivity / Edition 1

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Overview

Historically, as well as more recently, women's emancipation has been seen in two ways: sometimes as the 'right to be equal' and sometimes as the 'right to be different'. These views have often overlapped and interacted: in a variety of guises they have played an important role in both the development of ideas about women and feminism, and the works of political thinkers by no means primarily concerned with women's liberation. The chapters of this book deal primarily with the meaning and use of these two concepts in the context of gender relations (past and present), but also draw attention to their place in the understanding and analysis of other human relationships.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415079891
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/22/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Contextualizing equality and difference 1
Pt. I Women's citizenship, independence and sexual difference
1 Equality, difference, subordination: the politics of motherhood and women's citizenship 17
2 Equality and sexual difference: amnesia in political thought 32
3 The good-enough citizen: citizenship and independence 48
Pt. II Maternity, equality and difference in historical contexts
4 Defining feminism: a comparative historical approach 69
5 Equality and difference in National Socialist racism 89
6 The power and powerlessness of women 110
7 Female identity between sexuality and maternity 126
Pt. III Justice, the female self and the politics of subjectivity
8 The politics of paradigms: gender difference and gender disadvantage 149
9 Gender, subjectivity and language 164
10 On the female feminist subject, or: from 'she-self' to 'she-other' 177
11 Beyond equality: gender, justice and difference 193
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