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Toward a Feminist Theory of the State
     

Toward a Feminist Theory of the State

by Catharine A. MacKinnon
 

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ISBN-10: 0674896467

ISBN-13: 9780674896468

Pub. Date: 09/28/1991

Publisher: Harvard

Toward a Feminist Theory of the State presents Catharine MacKinnon's powerful analysis of politics, sexuality, and the law from the perspective of women. Using the debate over Marxism and feminism as a point of departure, MacKinnon develops a theory of gender centered on sexual subordination and applies it to the state. The result is an informed and compelling

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Toward a Feminist Theory of the State presents Catharine MacKinnon's powerful analysis of politics, sexuality, and the law from the perspective of women. Using the debate over Marxism and feminism as a point of departure, MacKinnon develops a theory of gender centered on sexual subordination and applies it to the state. The result is an informed and compelling critique of inequality and a transformative vision of a direction for social change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674896468
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
09/28/1991
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Part One: Feminism and Marxism

1. The Problem of Marxism and Feminism

2. A Feminist Critique of Marx and Engels

3. A Marxist Critique of Feminism

4. Attempts at Synthesis

Part Two: Method

5. Consciousness Raising

6. Method and Politics

7. Sexuality

Part Three: The State

8. The Liberal State

9. Rape: On Coercion and Consent

10. Abortion: On Public and Private

11. Pornography: On Morality and Politics

12. Sex Equality: On Difference and Dominance

13. Toward Feminist Jurisprudence

Notes

Credits

Index

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