The Politics of Affirmative Action: 'Women', Equality and Category Politics

The Politics of Affirmative Action: 'Women', Equality and Category Politics

by Carol Lee Bacchi
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0803987935

ISBN-13: 9780803987937

Pub. Date: 12/04/1996

Publisher: SAGE Publications

'This book makes a major contribution to an issue of central concern to feminists. It is well written, thoroughly researched and thoughtfully argued. Wide-ranging and comprehensive in scope, the book is carefully structured, using different countries to illustrate the specific ways in which affirmative action is co-opted and contained in practice' - Jeanne

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'This book makes a major contribution to an issue of central concern to feminists. It is well written, thoroughly researched and thoughtfully argued. Wide-ranging and comprehensive in scope, the book is carefully structured, using different countries to illustrate the specific ways in which affirmative action is co-opted and contained in practice' - Jeanne Gregory, Middlesex University

This timely and incisive book brings a theoretical lens to the debates around affirmative action. It presents a comparative analysis of those countries reputed to be leading the way in policies for women - the United States, Canada, Australia, Sweden, The Netherlands and Norway.

Carol Lee Bacchi draws upon curre

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803987937
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/04/1996
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

The Political Uses of Categories
Setting the Stage
The Politics of (Mis)representation
The Politics of Displacement
The Politics of Incorporation - C Bacchi and J Eveline
The Politics of Solidarity
The Politics of Transformation
The Politics of Difference
Conclusion
No Final Curtain

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