Feminism and Politics / Edition 1

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The essays in this latest volume in the Oxford Readings in Feminism series answer questions about gender and feminism in politics, demonstrating how feminism challenges both the theory and practice of politics and opens up new ways of thinking about political change. 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198782056
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Series: Oxford Readings in Feminism Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 488
  • Lexile: 1540L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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).

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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Introduction 1
1 Politics an Unnatural Practice: Political Science Looks at Female Participation 23
2 Homeless in International Relations? 'Women's' Place in Canonical Texts and Feminist Reimaginings 44
3 Feminist Studies and Political Science - and Vice Versa 67
4 'Mere Auxiliaries to the Commonwealth': Women and the Origins of Liberalism 93
5 Gender, the Public, and the Private 116
6 Feminism and Democracy 142
7 When are Interests Interesting? The Problem of Political Representation of Women 161
8 Beyond Interests in Politics: A Comment on Virginia Sapiro's 'When Are Interests Interesting? The Problem of Political Representation of Women' 193
9 'Women's Interests' and the Poststructuralist State 203
10 Democracy and Representation: Or, Why Should it Matter Who our Representatives Are? 224
11 Coalition Politics: Turning the Century 242
12 Feminist Encounters: Locating the Politics of Experience 254
13 Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire 273
14 Difference and Dominance: On Sex Discrimination 295
15 Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory, and Antiracist Politics 314
16 The Politics of Paradigms: Gender Difference and Gender Disadvantage 344
17 Antigone's Daughters 363
18 Context Is All: Feminism and Theories of Citizenship 378
19 Polity and Group Difference: A Critique of the Ideal of Universal Citizenship 401
20 From Redistribution to Recognition? Dilemmas of Justice in a 'Post-Socialist' Age 430
Index 461
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