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Feminism and equality

Phillips, Anne, ed. (1987) Feminism and equality. Readings in social and political theory. Basil Blackwell, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780631155416

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Abstract

The readings in this collection focus on the problems and dilemmas that feminists have raised in exploring the demand for sexual equality, and the tension that runs through feminist politics between claiming equality and asserting that the sexes are different. The starting point is the common history that feminism shares with liberalism, for both traditions have made their arguments in terms of equal rights, and both insist on the autonomy of the individual (female for the former, usually only male for the latter). But despite - or because of - the continuing importance of liberal feminism, there has been a substantial critique of this tradition which draws on classically socialist arguments about the limits of equal rights, but also develops a specifically feminist argument around the relationship between public and private spheres. "Feminism and Equality" includes writings from such authors as Juliet Mitchell, Michele Barrett, Jean Bethke Elshtain and Ellen DuBois to provide students of politics and philosophy with a guide to the political theory of feminism.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: https://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Brand/id-35.html
Additional Information: © 1987 Basil Blackwell
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Departments > Government
Departments > Gender Institute
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2008 10:30
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2018 15:49
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/6901

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