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Classic analysis of gender relations and patriarchy under capitalism
Close to Home is the classic study of family, patriarchal ideologies, and the politics and strategy of women’s liberation. On the table in this forceful and provocative debate are questions of whether men can be feminists, whether “bourgeois” and heterosexual women are retrogressive members of the women’s movement, and how best to struggle against the multiple oppressions women endure.
Rachel Hills’s foreword to this new edition explores how Christine Delphy’s analysis of marriage as the institution behind the exploitation of unpaid women’s labor is as radical and relevant today as it ever was.
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Christine Delphy is a French writer, sociologist, and theorist. She cofounded Nouvelles questions féministes and is the author of Separate and Dominate. Described by Simone de Beauvoir as France’s most exciting feminist writer, Delphy is a central figure in French feminism and one of the first to focus on the structural importance of the family in understanding women’s oppression.Language Notes:
Text: English, French (translation)
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR003670955
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1984. Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP10549350
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1984. Paperback. Condition: Good. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Seller Inventory # BBI2527637
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # FPS0091534119VG
Book Description Hutchinson, 1984. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Very clean and bright internally , looking hardly read. Cover has some general wear and slight fading near spine but overall a VG copy. Seller Inventory # 8005326