Jackson, S. (2001) Why a materialist feminism is still possible (and necessary). Women's Studies International Forum, 24 ( 3-4). pp. 283-293. ISSN 0277-5395
The title of this paper derives from Christine Delphy's (1980) rejoinder to her Marxist critics, formulated at a time when feminist theory was centrally preoccupied with material social inequalities. Since then, we have witnessed the so-called “cultural turn” as a result of which perspectives that focus on social structures, relations, and practices have been sidelined. Not all feminists, however, took this turn, and there have recently been signs of a revival of materialist feminism. In assessing the effects of these theoretical shifts, and in making a case for the continued relevance of materialist feminism, I will focus on the analysis of gender and sexuality. Here, I will argue that a sociologically informed, materialist approach has more to offer feminism than more culturally oriented postmodern and queer perspectives.
|Institution:||The University of York|
|Academic Units:||The University of York > Centre for Women's Studies (York)|
|Depositing User:||York RAE Import|
|Date Deposited:||11 Feb 2009 09:57|
|Last Modified:||11 Feb 2009 09:57|
|Publisher:||Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam.|