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Description - Gender and Sovereignty by John Hoffman

Gender and Sovereignty seeks to reconstruct the notion of sovereignty in post-patriarchal society. Sovereignty is linked to emancipation, and an attempt is made to free both concepts from the static characteristics which derive from the Enlightenment and an uncritical view of the state. To reconstruct sovereignty, we must look beyond the state. Sovereignty, analysed in relational terms, becomes aligned with autonomy and self-determination in a world in which men and women can only be sovereign when they empower one another.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333751404
ISBN-10: 033375140X
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Pages: 239
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 16-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Hoffman

JOHN HOFFMAN is Professor of Political Theory, Department of Politics at the University of Leicester. His research interests include the state, sovereignty, feminism and Marxism. He is the author of Beyond the State (1995) and Sovereignty (1998).

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