Women's Oppression Today (Hardcover)

The Marxist/Feminist Encounter

By Michele Barrett, Kathi Weeks (Foreword by)

Verso, 9781781680148, 285pp.

Publication Date: July 22, 2014

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Description

Women's Oppression Today is a classic text in the debate about Marxism and feminism, exploring how gender, sexuality and the "family-household system" operate in relation to contemporary capitalism. In this updated edition, Michele Barrett surveys the social and intellectual changes that have taken place since the book's original publication, and looks back at the political climate in which the book was written. In a major new essay, she defends the central arguments of the book, at the same time addressing the way such an engagement would play out differently today, over thirty years later.

A foreword by Kathi Weeks examines the importance of approaching all feminist theories as events whose repercussions stretch beyond the circumstances of their creation.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


About the Author

Michele Barrett is Professor of Modern Literary and Cultural Theory in the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of London. She is the author, among other works, of Women's Oppression Today, The Anti-Social Family, and Politics of Diversity (co-authored with Roberta Hamilton). From the Trade Paperback edition.


Praise For Women's Oppression Today: The Marxist/Feminist Encounter

“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

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