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Andrea Dworkin

Andrea Dworkin  

(1945–2005),American feminist writer, critical commentator, and political activist, born in Camden, New Jersey, educated at Bennington College. Active in women's campaigns throughout the USA, Dworkin ...
androgyny

androgyny  

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Combining male and female features; hermaphroditism. Also in feminist writing, the absence of socially reinforced differences of behaviour supposedly characteristic of either gender.
biological reductionism

biological reductionism  

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A theoretical approach that aims to explain all social or cultural phenomena in biological terms, denying them any causal autonomy. Twentieth-century incarnations of biological reductionism have ...
divine right of kings

divine right of kings  

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The doctrine that monarchy is God's chosen form of government, and that rebellion against the monarch is always a sin. Where active obedience to an evil ruler is morally impossible, it is held that ...
domestic Labor.

domestic Labor.  

Since the Colonial Era, domestic labor has been a significant contributor to economic production and development in America. While domestic labor encompasses a wide range of market and nonmarket ...
economic sociology

economic sociology  

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The fundamental problem in economics is to explain how the limited productive resources and effort of a society are allocated among the wide range of alternative uses to which they might be put. ...
feminism

feminism  

The approach to social life, philosophy, and ethics that commits itself to correcting biases leading to the subordination of women or the disparagement of women's particular experience and of the ...
Feminism and Peace

Feminism and Peace  

In many historical periods, women, speaking as women, have issued calls for the cessation of war, basing their appeals on a variety of principles. Not all have identified their reasoning ...
feminism, radical

feminism, radical  

The ‘radical’ in radical feminism refers not only to the degree of militancy advocated by this theory. Rather, radical feminism purports to analyse the roots of oppression (from the Latin ...
feminist geography

feminist geography  

Feminist geographies are concerned with the relationships between gender relations and space—how space impacts upon gender relations, and how gender relations express themselves spatially. The ...
feminist Theory

feminist Theory  

The extension of feminism (understood as a practical social movement concerned to address the inequality of the sexes) into theoretical discourse. Undoubtedly one of the most important and ...
gender and Politics

gender and Politics  

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A series of contributions by feminists in the field of politics and political theory has focused on the ways in which women's issues, concerns, and participation are excluded from the public ...
Germaine Greer

Germaine Greer  

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(1939– )Australian-born feminist writer.Germaine Greer was born in Melbourne and went to Melbourne and Sydney universities before moving to England to study at Cambridge. She was appointed as English ...
Kate Millett

Kate Millett  

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(1934–),feminist activist, whose doctoral dissertation for Columbia University (1970) was published as Sexual Politics (1970), a study of the history and nature of the exploitation of women and the ...
kinship

kinship  

A group of people who are genetically closely related by ties of blood and marriage or its equivalent, i.e., parents and children, siblings, cousins, aunts, and uncles.
Lesbian Literary Theory

Lesbian Literary Theory  

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Lesbian literary theories vary widely, depending upon how each theory understands the category lesbian and how essentially linked the category is to processes such as reading and writing. Brought ...
Lesbian Writing

Lesbian Writing  

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This entry consists of five essays, an overview followed by essays that analyze four genres of lesbian writing: OverviewDramaFictionNonfictionPoetryOverviewDramaFictionNonfictionPoetryLesbian images ...
Macrohistory and Theories of Peace

Macrohistory and Theories of Peace  

Macrohistory is the study of grand patterns of social change from individual, social, and global perspectives. It investigates the shape of the past and future, asking why organizations, nations, and ...
Male-Identified Woman

Male-Identified Woman  

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When the term male-identified woman was first employed by the feminist movement, it was used both to describe those women whose sense of self was totally circumscribed by “masculine” standards ...
Marxist-Feminism

Marxist-Feminism  

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A theoretical and political stance within the contemporary feminist movement that integrates gender analysis in feminist theory with class analysis in the Marxist tradition. Marxist feminism has its ...

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