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Sexual politics

Author: Kate Millett
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sexual Politics laid the foundation for subsequent feminist scholarship by showing how cultural discourse reflects a systematized subjugation and exploitation of women. Millett demonstrates in detail how patriarchy's attitudes and systems penetrate literature, philosophy, psychology, and politics. Her incendiary work rocked the foundations of the literary canon by castigating time-honored classics - from D. H.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Millett
ISBN: 0252068890 9780252068898
OCLC Number: 43207076
Notes: "Reprinting Doubleday edition, plus part of Touchstone edition, plus adding an introduction."
Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 1970, and Simon & Schuster, 1990.
Description: xx, 397 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Sexual politics. Instances of sexual politics ; Theory of sexual politics. --
Historical background. The sexual revolution, first phase: 1830-1930 ; The counterrevolution: 1930-60. --
The literary reflection. D.H. Lawrence ; Henry Miller ; Norman Mailer ; Jean Genet. --
Postscript.
Responsibility: Kate Millett.

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Identifying patriarchy as a socially conditioned belief system masquerading as nature, the author demonstrates how its attitudes and systems penetrate literature, philosophy, psychology, and  Read more...

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"Millett's doctoral-dissertation-turned-feminist classic offered me a useful example of a new kind of literary criticism and an exciting model for reading ... The book was a surprise best-seller, Read more...

 
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