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A comprehensive collection of the most important essays on gender of the last two decades. Includes such themes as the social constitution of gender; the nature of sexual oppression; the relation of gender to family, class, race, and culture; and feminist perspectives on science and philosophy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573925907
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Series: Key Concepts in Critical Theory Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 506
  • Product dimensions: 5.41 (w) x 8.32 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Selection 1 from The Second Sex 3
Selection 2 from Is Female to Male as Nature Is to Culture? 16
Selection 3 from Gender, Relation, and Difference in Psychoanalytic Perspective 25
Selection 4 from Mothering and the Reproduction of Power 41
Selection 5 from Human Biology in Feminist Theory: Sexual Equality Reconsidered 48
Selection 6 from Do Women Have a Distinct Nature? 56
Selection 7 from A Feminist Aspect Theory of the Self? 66
Selection 8 from Re-Creating Sexual Politics: Men, Feminism, and Politics 74
Selection 9 from Gender Trouble 80
Selection 10 from The Politics of Reality 91
Selection 11 from Femininity and Domination 103
Selection 12 from Masculinity and Power 113
Selection 13 from This Sex Which Is Not One 120
Selection 14 from Audre Lorde's (Nonessentialist) Lesbian Eros 128
Selection 15 from Gender and History 139
Selection 16 from Inessential Woman 148
Selection 17 from The Alchemy of Race and Rights 155
Selection 18 from Black Feminist Thought 159
Selection 19 from The Project of Feminist Epistemology: Perspectives from a Non-Western Feminist 172
Selection 20 from The Science Question in Feminism 183
Selection 21 The Gender/Science System: or, Is Sex to Gender as Nature Is to Science? 195
Selection 22 from The Woman Question: Philosophy of Liberation and the Liberation of Philosophy 207
Selection 23 from The Man of Reason 225
Selection 24 from Postmodernism and Gender Relations in Feminist Theory 231
Selection 25 from Postmodernism and Other Skepticisms 243
Selection 26 from Feminism, Postmodernism, and Gender-Skepticism 250
Selection 27 from Noncontractual Society: A Feminist View 261
Selection 28 from Moral Orientation and Moral Development 272
Selection 29 from Women and Caring: What Can Feminists Learn About Morality from Caring? 282
Selection 30 from The Generalized and the Concrete Other 290
Selection 31 from Maternal Thinking 299
Selection 32 from The Social Self and the Partiality Debates 306
Selection 33 from The Sexual Contract 317
Selection 34 from Feminism and Democratic Community Revisited 325
Selection 35 from Justice, Gender, and the Family 337
Selection 36 from On Racism and Sexism 347
Selection 37 from The Ideal of Impartiality and the Civic Public 359
Selection 38 from Rethinking the Public Sphere: A Contribution to the Critique of Actually Existing Democracy 369
Selection 39 from The Power and the Promise of Ecological Feminism 375
Selection 40 Human Rights as Men's Rights 384
Selection 41 from Making All the Difference 397
Selection 42 from Feminist Critical Theories 408
Selection 43 from Women and Their Privacy: What Is at Stake? 417
Selection 44 from Pornography and the Erotics of Domination 424
Selection 45 from Only Words 434
Selection 46 from Preventing Birth 447
Selection 47 from Selling Babies and Selling Bodies 457
Selection 48 Commodification or Compensation: A Reply to Ketchum 468
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