Although the women's liberation movement is very much an international phenomenon, it has developed very differently in different countries. Debate and exchange between feminists is often difficult, not only because of language barriers, but also because things do not always make sense when removed from their particular social, political, and cultural contexts.
The feminist movement in France has been too often regarded as interesting but largely irrelevant, concerned more with reflection and theory than with seeking practical solutions to concrete problems. In this anthology, Claire Duchen attempts to change that image, demonstrating that although the French movement is indeed characterized by much intellectual debate, it shares the same concerns and struggles of feminists everywhere.
The first part of the volume contains selections on the French Women's Liberation Movement ( mouvement de libération des femmes, known as the MLF) itself, reflecting on its history, character, and prospects for the future. The second part contains selections on four areas of debate that have both theoretical and practical dimensions: psychoanalytic feminism, heterosexuality and lesbianism, women's "difference," and the relationship between feminism and the political Left.
The book contains fifteen contributions from eight important writers: Françoise Collin, Christine Delphy, Catherine Deudon, Marie-Jo Dhavernas, Colette Guillaumin, Annie Leclerc, Françoise Picq, and Elaine Viennot.
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Claire Duchen is a lecturer in French at Oxford Polytechnic in Great Britain and author of Feminism in France: From May '68 to Mitterrand.Language Notes:
Text: English, French (translation)
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Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1987. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Wide selection of writings from the French Women's Liberation Movement (MLF), in overall very good condition with crisp clean covers, bright unmarked text, and uncreased spine; pp 143. Bookseller Inventory # 016053
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Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Hutchinson 1987; Translated by Claire Duchen, good to very good in paperback; Explorations in Feminism; 143 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 11446
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000025510
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Hutchinson 1987; God to very good in paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 30658