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Macmillan Higher Education

Feminist Debates

Issues of Theory and Political Practice

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Hardcover - 9780333613399

21 May 1999

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21 May 1999

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Are women still oppressed? Is paid employment the key to liberation? Should pornography be banned? Do women have an absolute right to abortion? Can women in government really make a difference? This book draws on a wide...

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Are women still oppressed? Is paid employment the key to liberation? Should pornography be banned? Do women have an absolute right to abortion? Can women in government really make a difference? This book draws on a wide range of theoretical, empirical and comparative material to provide a lucid account of feminist debates and the ways in which political disagreements stem from underlying theoretical assumptions. Clear and balanced in its assessment of different problems and perspectives, it offers an essential guide to contemporary feminist thinking and practice.

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Focus on key questions and problems of perennial interest to feminists and absolutely central to the study of gender
Exemplary clarity of writing

Introduction
Feminist Theories Today
Gender, 'Race' and Class
Feminism and the Law
Politics and the State
The Family and Paid Employment
Reproduction
Pornography
The Problem of Men
Conclusion.

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VALERIE BRYSON is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Huddersfield. She is the author of Feminist Political Theory: An Introduction.

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VALERIE BRYSON is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Huddersfield. She is the author of Feminist Political Theory: An Introduction.

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