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Unknown Binding, 237 pages
Published December 31st 1984 by Not Avail (first published September 1984)
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If I were to name France's most exciting feminists after Simon de Beauvoir, I would name Delphy. When I read Engels's "Origins of the Family, Private Property, and the State", I was amazed how Engels was very modern for his time. It gave me a whole new perspective on marriage, family and private property. However, I have always been very unsatisfied with Marx's simplified model of oppression. Marx turned Hegel on his head and argued that conflict between different material conditions motivates s ...more
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Christine Delphy is a French sociologist, feminist, writer and theorist. She was a co-founder of the review Nouvelles questions féministes (New Feminist Issues) with Simone de Beauvoir in 1977.
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