Contemporary feminist thought / Hester Eisenstein.

by Eisenstein, HesterLooking glass.

Publisher: Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall, [1983]Description: xx,196 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0816190429; 0818690488.Subject(s): Feminism -- United States -- History | Feminism -- United StatesLooking glassNote: Bibliography: p170. - Includes index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This book invites us to wrestle honestly with the issues and possibilities of contemporary feminism. Hester Eisenstein brings a persuasive optimism to her analysis of feminism, finding in the achievements of the 70's fertile ground for renewed growth. In Eisenstein's clear-sighted, empathic interpretation, the revolutionary vitality of the new feminism survives and blossoms.

Bibliography: p170. - Includes index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface and Acknowledgments (p. ix)
  • Introduction (p. xi)
  • I Uncovering the Patriarchal Power Structure (p. 1)
  • Prologue (p. 3)
  • 1 Patriarchy and the Rediscovery of Sex Roles (p. 5)
  • 2 The Public/Domestic Dichotomy and the Universal Oppression of Women (p. 15)
  • 3 Rape and the Male Protection Racket (p. 27)
  • 4 Consciousness-Raising: the Personal as Political (p. 35)
  • II Developing a Woman-Centered Analysis (p. 43)
  • Prologue (p. 45)
  • 5 Lesbianism and the Woman-Identified Woman (p. 48)
  • 6 Androgyny and the Psychology of Women (p. 58)
  • 7 The Cultural Meaning of Mothering: I. as Experience and Institution (p. 69)
  • 8 The Cultural Meaning of Mothering: II. the Mermaid and the Megamachine (p. 79)
  • 9 The Cultural Meaning of Mothering: III. the Construction of Gender Identity (p. 87)
  • 10 The Critique of Masculinity (p. 96)
  • III Beyond the Impasse of Difference (p. 103)
  • Prologue (p. 105)
  • 11 Spinning, Sparking, and the Innocence of Women (p. 107)
  • 12 Sexual Politics Revisited: Pornography and Sadomasochism (p. 116)
  • 13 Changes and Continuities: the Roots of Metaphysical Feminism (p. 125)
  • 14 Conclusion: Restoring the Radical to Radical Feminism (p. 136)
  • Notes and References (p. 147)
  • Bibliography (p. 170)
  • Index (p. 186)

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