Feminism: Transmissions and Retransmissions

Feminism: Transmissions and Retransmissions

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349289493
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 04/28/2011
Series: Theory in the World
Edition description: 1st ed. 2011
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Marta Lamas is a Professor in both the Gender Studies Program in the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the Department of Political Science at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and one of the most influential feminists in Mexico. She is the author of five books and has contributed to nine edited collections. She is the director of the journal Debate Feminista and founded the organization Grupo de Información en Reproducción Elegida (GIRE) and Instituto de Liderazgo Simone de Beauvoir.

Table of Contents

Theory in the World: A General Introduction Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak vii

Translator's Note John Pluecker xv

Preface xix

Introduction: Thinking Feminism from Mexico Jean Franco 1

1 From Protests to Proposals: Scenes from a Feminist Process 13

The Refusal of Traditional Politics 15

The Crisis Facing Feminist Politics 23

The Political Rearticulation of the Movement 30

The Temptation of Politics 38

A Provisional Balance 47

2 Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the Workplace 55

The Theoretical Perspective for Approaching the Question 55

The Predecessors of Affirmative Action 61

Sexual Discrimination and Gender 65

Equality of Treatment or Equality of Opportunity? 68

Equal Opportunity Programs in the Workplace: The Rejection of Quotas and the Acceptance of Affirmative Action 71

Experiences of Selected Countries 81

Conclusion: Equity Is Good for Everyone 87

Examination of Mexico 91

3 Gender: Some Conceptual and Theoretical Clarifications 95

4 Feminisms: Disagreements and Arguments 121

The Function of Arrogance 121

The Place of Theory 125

From Discord to Debate 130

Notes 137

Bibliography 151

Index 165

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