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Materialist Feminism

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During the 1980s, capitalism triumphantly secured its global reach, anti-communist ideologies hammered home socialism's inherent failure, the New Left increasingly moved into the professional middle class—and many of feminism's earlier priorities were marginalized. "Identity politics", often formulated in terms of social reconstructionism or multiculturalism, has increasingly suppressed materialist feminism's systematic perspective, replacing it with discourse analysis or cultural politics. Materialist Feminism: ...

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Overview

During the 1980s, capitalism triumphantly secured its global reach, anti-communist ideologies hammered home socialism's inherent failure, the New Left increasingly moved into the professional middle class—and many of feminism's earlier priorities were marginalized. "Identity politics", often formulated in terms of social reconstructionism or multiculturalism, has increasingly suppressed materialist feminism's systematic perspective, replacing it with discourse analysis or cultural politics. Materialist Feminism: A Reader argues against the retreat to multiculturalism for keeping invisible the material links among the explosion of meaning-making practices in highly industrialized social sectors, the exploitation of women's labor, and the appropriation of women's bodies that continues to undergird the scramble for profits and state power in multinational capitalism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415916349
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/30/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Rosemary Hennessy is Assistant Professor of english at SUNY, Albany. Chrys Ingraham teaches in the Department of Sociology at Russell Sage College.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Reclaiming Anticapitalist Feminism 1
Archive I Women Under Capitalism: Theorizing Patriarchy, Labor, Meaning
1 The Political Economy of Women's Liberation (1969) 17
2 The Politics of Women's Liberation Today (1970) 24
3 Introduction to The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community (1972) 33
4 Women and the Subversion of the Community (1972) 40
5 Not for Lesbians Only (1975) 54
6 For a Materialist Feminism (1975) 59
7 What Is Socialist Feminism? (1976) 65
8 The Oppression of Women: A Structuralist Marxist View (1978) 71
9 Feminism and Materialism (1978) 83
10 Ideology and the Cultural Production of Gender (1980) 88
11 Socialist Feminism and the Limits of Dual Systems Theory (1980) 95
12 The Incompatible Menage a Trois: Marxism, Feminism, and Racism (1981) 107
13 White Woman Listen! Black Feminism and the Boundaries of Sisterhood (1982) 110
14 The Hoechst Chemical Company and Boredom with the Economy (1982) 129
15 From the Woman Question to Women's Liberation (1983) 141
16 Theories of the Family (1989) 147
Archive II Thinking Difference Globally: Race, Class, Sexuality
17 Women Working Worldwide (1986) 163
18 Colonization and Housewifization (1987) 175
19 The Construction of Woman in Three Popular Texts of Empire: Toward a Critique of Materialist Feminism (1989) 186
20 Socialist Feminism: Our Bridge to Freedom (1991) 207
21 Marxism, Feminism, and the Struggle for Democracy in Latin America (1991) 214
22 Transgender Liberation: A Movement Whose Time Has Come (1992) 227
23 Theorizing Race, Class, and Gender: The New Scholarship of Black Feminist Intellectuals and Black Women's Labor (1993) 236
24 Where's the Revolution? (1993) 248
25 Touring Thailand's Sex Industry (1994) 253
26 Identity and the Lifestyle Market (1995) 259
Archive III Ongoing Work
27 The Heterosexual Imaginary: Feminist Sociology and Theories of Gender (1994) 275
28 A Materialist Feminist Reading of Jeanne Duval: Prostitution and Sexual Imperialism from the Mid-Nineteenth Century to the Present Day 291
29 Motherhood in Crisis: Women, Medicine, and State in Canada, 1900-1940 306
30 A Value-Theoretic Approach to Childbirth and Reproductive Engineering (1994) 328
31 Standing on Solid Ground: A Materialist Ecological Feminism 345
32 "History Is What Hurts": A Materialist Feminist Perspective on the Green Revolution and Its Ecofeminist Critics 364
33 Feminism and the Ends of Postmodernism 395
Bibliography 409
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