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Description - Feminism and Politics by Revd Dr Anne Phillips

The "Oxford Readings in Feminism" series provides accessible, one-volume guides to contemporary feminist thinking, assessing its impact and importance in key areas of study. The articles chosen represent important work on feminist issues, and concise introductions to each volume crystallize the main line of debate in the field. Is there too much gender in politics, too much stereotyping of female and male? Or is there too little gender, too little attention to differences between women and men? Should feminists be challenging male dominance by opening up politics to women? Or is "women" a fictitious entity that fails to address differences by class or race? Is equality best served by denying differences between the sexes? Or best promoted by stressing the special needs of women? The essays in "Feminism and Politics" answer these questions in a variety of ways, but all see feminism as transforming the way we think about and act in politics. Spanning issues of citizenship and political representation, the ambiguities of identity politics, and the problems in legislating for sexual equality, the readings provide an overview of recent developments.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198782056
ISBN-10: 0198782055
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 139mm x 26mm)
Pages: 482
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 12-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Revd Dr Anne Phillips

Anne Phillips is Professor of Politics at London Guildhall University. Her publications include The Politics of Presence (1995), Democracy and Difference (1993), Destabilizing Theory: Contemporary Feminist Debates (co-edited with Michele Barrett, 1992), and Engendering Democracy (1991).

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