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The Political Interests of Gender

The Political Interests of Gender
Developing Theory and Research with a Feminist Face

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November 1988 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The Political Interests of Gender starts from the premise that contemporary political theory is inadequate when approached from the perspective of gender.

The book indicts contemporary political analysis for its silence about or ignorance of women's interests, and challenges the hypothesis that the central concepts of political thought and its basic techniques are value neutral.

The contributors go on to consider what political theory and political communities would look like if women's interestes were addressed. The aim is to reconstruct the methodology of political analysis to conceptualize political reality in terms of gender.

The book presents a powerful argument that to consider gender as an analytically distinct category in political theory involves redefining andenlarging the scope of politics, the practice of citizenship, and the language of political action, as well as recognizing the political dimensions of sexuality.

The Political Interests of Gender is important reading for all political theorists, feminist researchers and theorists.

Editors' Preface
Kathleen B Jones and Anna G J[ac]onasd[ac]ottir
Introduction: Gender as an Analytic Category in Political Theory
Kathleen B Jones
Towards the Revision of Politics
Anna G J[ac]onasd[ac]ottir
On the Concept of Interest, Women's interests, and the Limitations of Interest Theory
Kathy E Ferguson
Subject-centredness in Feminist Discourse
Gun Hedlund
Women's Interests in Local Politics
Arthur H Miller, Anne Hildreth, Grace L Simmons
The Mobilization of Gender Group Consciousness
Ursula Vogel
Under Permanent Guardianship: Women's Condition under Modern Civil Law
Birte Siim
Towards a Feminist Rethinking of the Welfare State
Helga Maria Hernes
The Welfare State Citizenship of Scandinavia Women
Jane S Jaquette and Kathleen A Staudt
Politics, Population, and Gender: A Feminist Analysis of US Population Policy in the Third World

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