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- DescriptionWomen's Oppression Today is w a classic text in the debate about Marxism and feminism and has been reprinted many times since its first publication in 1980. Ackwledging the book as a product of the specific political climate of the time it was written, Michele Barrett in this revised edition surveys the political and intellectual changes that have subsequently taken place, changes which would make the writing of such a text w impossible. In a major new essay she discusses the symptomatic absence from the book of any consideration of ethnicity, race and racism, and also reviews the significant developments that have occurred in the understanding of gender and class since its first publication. Whilst defending the central arguments of the book in their own terms, she points to fundamental changes in the context in which such debate might be conducted today. The philosophical challenge of various forms of poststructuralism to the certainties of the book's materialist premises are discussed, as is the challenge of postmodernism to grand political projects such as socialism and feminism.
- Author BiographyMichele Barrett teaches sociology at the City University, London. She co-edited Ideology and Cultural Production and The Politics of Diversity, edited and introduced Virginia Woolf: Women and Writing, and is the co-author with Mary McIntosh of The Anti-Social Family. She is an editor of Verso's Questions for Feminism series.
- Author(s)Michele Barrett
- PublisherVerso Books
- Date of Publication01/09/1988
- SubjectGender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintVerso Books
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight394 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition StatementRevised edition
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