Feminism and Political Theory

Feminism and Political Theory

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This important critique of the major schools of western political theory, provides a feminist dimension to contemporary political analysis. It covers a wide range of issues relating to political theory and women's studies. This book fills a large gap in political theory and will be essential reading for all political scientists.

From different feminist perspectives, the authors reappraise and reconstruct political science in terms of a powerful new critique. Individual chapters consider the development of feminist thought in history and analyse the place occupied by women's issues in contemporary political theory. Conflicts within traditional Marxist as well as 'New Right' ideologies are highlighted by a feminist analysis that reveals how the distinction between 'public' and 'private' spheres in traditional political theory has marginalized women.

This work examines the fundamental question of whether it is merely the content, or the essential methods and tools of political analysis, that need to be reassessed.

Publisher: London ; Beverly Hills, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1986
ISBN: 9780803997066
080399706X
9780803997059
0803997051
Branch Call Number: HQ1154 .F4434 1986
HQ1154.F4434 1986
Characteristics: x, 155 p. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Evans, Judith L.

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