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Women’s Oppression Today: The Marxist/Feminist Encounter

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336 pages10 hours

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“This book is a school of thought.” – Frigga Haug, Das Argument.

Women’s Oppression Today is now a classic text in the debate about Marxism and feminism. Acknowledging the book as a product of the specific political climate of the time it was written, Michèle Barrett in this revised edition surveys the political and intellectual changes that have subsequently taken place. In a major new essay she defends the central arguments of the book in their own terms, and points to fundamental changes in the context in which such a debate might be conducted today. The philosophical challenge of various forms of post-structuralism are discussed, as is the challenge of postmodernism to grand political projects such as socialism and feminism.

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