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Split decisions : how and why to take a break from feminism

Author: Janet E Halley
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2006.
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Is it time to take a break from feminism? In this pathbreaking book, Janet Halley reassesses the place of feminism in the law and politics of sexuality. She argues that sexuality involves deeply contested and clashing realities and interests, and that feminism helps us understand only some of them. To see crucial dimensions of sexuality that feminism does not reveal--the interests of gays and lesbians to be sure,  Read more...
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Halley, Janet E., 1952-
Split decisions.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005038028
(OCoLC)62782235
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janet E Halley
ISBN: 9781400827350 1400827353
OCLC Number: 438753519
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 402 pages)
Contents: Part One Taking a Break from Feminism --
The argument --
My complete and total lack of objectivity --
Taxonomies and terms --
A story of sexual-subordination feminism and its others --
Liberation and Rrsponsibility --
Part Two The Political/Theoretical Struggle over Taking a Break --
Before the break: some feminist priors --
Power feminism --
Cultural feminism --
Liberal feminism --
Convergentist and divergentist hybrid feminism --
The break --
Gay identity/feminism/queer theory --
Receiving French social theory --
The split, from feminism and within It --
Feminism from its outside: queer theory by men --
Feminism and its others --
Feminist "paralysis" --
1990-2000: from political to ethical feminism --
1990-95: getting to deadlock --
Around 1993: mapping feminism and queer theory --
1998: trans theory splits while staying in place --
Part Three How and Why to Take a Break from Feminism --
Taking a break to decide (I) --
The costs and benefits of taking a break from feminism --
The costs getting rid of feminism --
The benefits --
Taking a break to decide (II).
Responsibility: Janet Halley.

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