The Gender of Power
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Gender of Power by Kathy Davis
Book DescriptionDrawing on feminist theories of women's oppression and on social theories of power, this book offers original analyses of the relationship between gender and power. The Gender of Power presents a critique of feminist theories of power as simply top-down models of the oppression of women. The authors argue that this notion presents women as passive victims and ignores the diversity and complexity of women's experiences. The ideas on power of Bourdieu, Giddens, Lukes and Foucault are also evaluated in terms of their usefulness in explaining relations between men and women, which can often be covert, consensual and intimate.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803985438
(216mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Sep-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Kathy Davis
Kathy Davis is Associate Professor of Women's Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Utrecht in The Netherlands. She is author of Reshaping the Female Body: The Dilemma of Cosmetic Surgery (1995) and Power Under the Microscope: Toward a Grounded Theory of Gender Relations in Medical Encounters (1988). CONTRIBUTORS Anna Aalten University of Amsterdam Rachel AD Bloul ANU Canberra Gon Buurman Amsterdam Julia Edwards University of Glamorgan Joanne Finkelstein Monash University Ineke Klinge University of Utrecht Gesa Lindeman University of Frankfurt Harriette Marshall Staffordshire University Stoke on Trent Linda McKie University of Aberdeen Monica Rudberg University of Oslo Anne Woollett University of East London, Stratford Dubravka Zarkov Nijmegen
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