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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. The waning of power in the public sphere diminishes the influence that citizens can have in deciding on the conditions of life, and therefore minimizes the changes that feminists can envision or enact in the social field to work towards equality, access, deliberation, par ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 15th 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published January 1st 2010)
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May 02, 2012 Heather rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
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