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Feminist Theory in Pursuit of the Public: Women and the "Re-Privatization" of Labor
Feminist Theory in Pursuit of the Public argues that feminism needs to develop a theory of the public. It responds to a moment when feminism’s impetus to reconstitute the private sphere left a huge gap in its political thinking on the public. This inattention to the public is particularly worrisome now when the nation-state and its publics seem to have diminishing power an ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published September 15th 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published January 1st 2010)
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May 02, 2012 Heather rated it really liked it
This book, though packed with dense wording and written overall in a very inaccessible manner, offers some hugely interventive ideas for feminist theory and politics. Most importantly, the author argues that neoliberalism gains its "ideological footing" through the demise of the state and the public, and that it newly privatizes (re-privatizes) women's labor. Her arguments are brilliant, although I believe they need to be taken up by feminist interdisciplinarians who can address these ideas with ...more