Christine Delphy (Women of Ideas series)

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9780803988699: Christine Delphy (Women of Ideas series)

Christine Delphy is a major architect of materialist feminism - a radical feminist perspective which she developed in the context of the French women′s movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s. She has always been a controversial figure and continues to make original and challenging contributions to current feminist debates.

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 contributi

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Stevi Jackson is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Women′s Studies at the University of Strathclyde. Her most recent publications include The Politics of Domestic Consumption: Critical Readings (co-edited with Shaun Moores) and Feminism and Sexuality: A Reader (co-edited with Sue Scott).

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`This book in the series Woman od Ideas introduces the work of Christine Delphy, focussing on her views of patriarchial exploitation, class, gender, the institutionalism of feminism, & the social & political context in which she developed her ideas.′ Feminist/Gender Studies

`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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