Rational Woman: A Feminist Critique of Dichotomy

Rational Woman: A Feminist Critique of Dichotomy

by Raia Prokhovnik
     
 

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To feminists and some postmodernists reason/emotion and man/woman represent two fundamental polarities, fixed deep within Western philosophy and reflected in the structures of our languages, and two sets of hierarchical power relations in patriarchal society. Raia Prokhovnik challenges the tradition of dualism and argues that rational woman need no longer be a…  See more details below

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To feminists and some postmodernists reason/emotion and man/woman represent two fundamental polarities, fixed deep within Western philosophy and reflected in the structures of our languages, and two sets of hierarchical power relations in patriarchal society. Raia Prokhovnik challenges the tradition of dualism and argues that rational woman need no longer be a contradiction in terms. Prokhovnik examines in turn: · the nature of dichotomy, its problems and an alternative · the reason/emotion dichotomy · dichotomies central to the man/woman dualism, such as sex/gender and the heterosexual/ist norm

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781134757855
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/12/2012
Series:
Routledge Innovations in Political Theory
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Raia Prokhovnik is Senior Lecturer in Politics, Open University.

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