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Sexual Democracy
Women, Oppression, And Revolution

ISBN 9780367302597
Published December 4, 2020 by Routledge
293 Pages

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In a book that is both a critical analysis of contemporary society and the record of a feminist intellectual odyssey, Ann Ferguson, one of the most influential socialist-feminist theorists, develops a new theory of social domination. Tracing the development of socialist-feminist theory from its roots in the politics of the New Left to its present p

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Personal and Political Feminist Odyssey -- The Theory of Sex/Affective Production -- Sex and Work: Women as a New Revolutionary Class in the United States -- Patriarchy, Sexual Identity, and the Sexual Revolution -- On Conceiving Motherhood and Sexuality: A Feminist-Materialist Approach -- A Feminist Aspect Theory of the Self -- Racial Formation, Gender, and Class in U.S. Welfare State Capitalism -- Feminist Politics and Visions -- Is There a Lesbian Culture? -- Why Feminism and Socialism Need Each Other -- Androgyny as an Ideal for Human Development -- A Feminist Democratic Socialism -- Socialist-Feminist and Antiracist Politics: Toward Sexual Democracy

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Ann Ferguson is professor of philosophy and women's studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is author of Blood at the Root and many articles on feminist political theory.