The Socialist Feminist Project / Edition 1

The Socialist Feminist Project / Edition 1

by Nancy Holmstrom
     
 

ISBN-10: 1583670688

ISBN-13: 9781583670682

Pub. Date: 08/01/2002

Publisher: Monthly Review Press

Socialist feminist theorizing is flourishing today. This collection is intended to show its strengths and resources and convey a sense of it as an ongoing project with a vital role to play in struggles for emancipation from all forms of oppression and exploitation today. Not every contribution to that project bears the same theoretical label, but the writings

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Socialist feminist theorizing is flourishing today. This collection is intended to show its strengths and resources and convey a sense of it as an ongoing project with a vital role to play in struggles for emancipation from all forms of oppression and exploitation today. Not every contribution to that project bears the same theoretical label, but the writings collected here share a broad aim of understanding women's subordination in a way which integrates class and sex—as well as aspects of women's identity such as race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation—with the aim of liberating women.

Socialist Feminism brings together the most important recent socialist feminist writings on a wide range of topics: sex and reproduction, the family, wage labor, social welfare and public policy, the place of sex and gender in politics, and the philosophical foundations of socialist feminism. Although focusing on recent writings, the collection shows how these build on a struggle for women's liberation with earlier beginnings.

These writings demonstrate the range, depth, and vitality of contemporary social feminist debates. They also testify to the distinctive capacity of this project to address issues in a way that embraces collective experience and action while at the same time enabling each person to speak in their own personal voice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583670682
Publisher:
Monthly Review Press
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
434
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Foremothers/fathers13
A Question of Class30
Gender, Sexuality, Political Economy46
Premenstrual Syndrome, Work Discipline, and Anger63
Human Rights, Reproductive Health, and Economic Justice: Why They Are Indivisible74
Reclaiming Marxist Feminism for a Need-Based Sexual Politics83
The Family Is Dead, Long Live Our Families90
Stories of Survival: Class, Race, and Domestic Violence102
Redefining the Home121
My Brother's Sex Was White, Mine Brown123
Revisiting Marx and Engels on the Family125
On Conceiving Motherhood and Sexuality: A Feminist-Materialist Approach128
Bargaining with Patriarchy137
The Disappearing Fathers under Global Capitalism152
Women Workers and Capitalist Scripts: Ideologies of Domination, Common Interests, and the Politics of Solidarity160
The Hidden History of Affirmative Action: Working Women's Struggles in the 1970s and the Gender of Class181
Making Fantasies Real: Producing Women and Men on the Maquila Shop Floor197
Machos and Machetes in Guatemala's Cane Fields204
An International Perspective on Slavery in the Sex Industry207
Globalizing Sex Workers' Rights211
Still under Attack: Women and Welfare Reform216
Toward a Strategy for Women's Economic Equality228
Public Imprisonment and Private Violence: Reflections on the Hidden Punishment of Women239
Conceptualizing Women's Interests250
Appreciating Our Beginnings260
Listen Up, Anglo Sisters269
Capitalism and Human Emancipation: Race, Gender, and Democracy277
Militarizing Women's Lives293
Democratization: Reflections on Gendered Dislocations in the Public Sphere298
Mapping Gender in African-American Political Strategies313
Intersections, Locations, and Capitalist Class Relations: Intersectionality from a Marxist Perspective336
The Feminist Standpoint Revisited350
A Marxist Theory of Women's Nature360
The Ecopolitics Debate and the Politics of Nature377
Women and the Third World: Exploring the Dangers of Difference396
Expanding Environmental Justice: Asian-American Feminists' Contribution408
Acknowledgments416
Index419

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