Women's Oppression Today
The Marxist/Feminist Encounter (Revised) (Cognition)
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 since its first publication. While defending the central arguments of the book in their own terms, she points to fundamental changes in the context in which such a 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.
Praise For Women's Oppression Today: The Marxist/Feminist Encounter (Revised) (Cognition)…
“Michèle Barrett’s excellent and lucid discussion of the issues and debates within contemporary feminist theory makes a major contribution to our understanding of the nature of that oppression.” —Mary Evans, New Society
“This book is a school of thought.” —Frigga Haug, Das Argument
Verso, 9780860919315, 304pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 1988