Christine Delphy - Women of Ideas Series (Hardback)Stevi Jackson (author)
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In this lucid introduction to Delphy's work, Stevi Jackson explains Delphy's views on patriarchal exploitation, class, gender, and the institutionalization of feminism. She also recounts the key events in Delphy's life as a feminist activist, setting her works within their social and political context. In addition to providing a clear synthesis of Delphy's work, the book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of feminist ideas and, in particular, the development of feminism in France.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 200
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
`Jackson's introduction to Delphy is especially welcome, since it is, to my knowledge, the first book-length English-language study of Delphy's work.... Jackson outlines Delphy's central concepts and theories with outstanding clarity and helpfully makes continual efforts to situate Delphy politically, amidst other brands of "French feminism". Jackson lucidly sets out the differences between the materialist, radical feminist current with which Delphy is associated and the socialist and Psychanalyse et Politique currents. Furthermore, Jackson refreshingly objects to the (still rather entrenched) Anglo-American habit of attending exclusively to a small number of French feminists and marginalising others, such as Delphy, reminding us that these marginalised others have often been the more influential and central figures within French feminist theory and activism' - Women's Philosophy Review
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