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Am I That Name : Feminism and the Category of Women in History

Am I That Name : Feminism and the Category of Women in History - 88 edition

ISBN13: 978-0816642694

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Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Published: 1988
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Am I That Name : Feminism and the Category of Women in History - 88 edition

ISBN13: 978-0816642694

Denise Riley

ISBN13: 978-0816642694
ISBN10: 0816642699
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Edition/Copyright: 88
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Published: 1988
International: No
Summary

A new edition of a classic work on the history of feminism.

Writing about changes in the notion of womanhood, Denise Riley examines, in the manner of Foucault, shifting historical constructions of the category of "women" in relation to other categories central to concepts of personhood: the soul, the mind, the body, nature, the social.

Feminist movements, Riley argues, have had no choice but to play out this indeterminacy of women. This is made plain in their oscillations, since the 1790s, between concepts of equality and of difference. To fully recognize the ambiguity of the category of "women" is, she contends, a necessary condition for an effective feminist political philosophy.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Does a Sex Have a History? p. 1
Progresses of the Soul p. 18
The Social, 'Women', and Sociological Feminism p. 44
The Womanly Vote p. 67
Bodies, Identities, Feminisms p. 96
Notes and References p. 115
Selective Bibliography p. 124
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