This collection of 18 articles shows how conceptions of the political are expanded and revised when viewed through the lens of gender. Organized to serve both scholars and students across the social sciences, this book re-examines such basic notions as citizenship, collectivity, political resistance and the state. Section One, "Gender, Citizenship, and Collectivity" includes: Nancy Frazer and Linda Gordon's critique of dependence and citizenship; Iris Young on women as a social collective; Ruth Bloch on the feminization of public virtue in revolutionary America; Trisha Franzen on feminism and lesbian community; and Sonia Kruks on de Beauvoir and feminism. "Collective Action and Women's Resistance", Section Two, features: Louise Tilly's "Paths of Proletarianization"; Temma Kaplan's "Female Consciousness and Collective Action"; and five assessments of women's collective action worldwide - Samira Haj on Palestine, Arlene McLeod on Egypt, Gay Seidman on South Africa, Nancy Sternbach et al on Latin America and Anne Walthall on Japan.
A section on gender and the state features: Bronwyn Winter on the law and cultural relativism; Sherene Razack on sexual violence; Wendy Luttrell on educational institutions; Patricia Stamp on ethnic conflict; Elizabeth Schmidt on patriarchy and capitalism; and Muriel Nazzari on post-revolutionary Cuba. These essays originally appeared in "Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society", edited by Ruth-Ellen Boetcher Joeres and Barbara Laslett.
Feminists Rethink the Political The Editors The Gendered Meanings of Virtue in Revolutionary America Ruth H. Bloch A Genealogy of Dependency: Tracing a Keyword of the U.S. Welfare State Nancy Fraser, Linda Gordon. Differences and Identities: Feminism and the Albuquerque Lesbian Community Trisha Franzen Gender and Subjectivity: Simone de Beauvoir and Contemporary Feminism Sonia Kruks Gender as Seriality: Thinking about Women as a Social Collective Iris Marion Young Paths of Proletarianization: Organization of Production, Sexual Division of Labor, and Women's Collective Action Louise A. Tilly Female Consciousness and Collective Action: The Case of Barcelona, 1910-1918 Palestinian Women and Patriarchal Relations Samira Haj Hegemonic Relations and Gender Resistance: The New Veiling as Accommodating Protest in Cairo Arlene Elowe MacLeod "No Freedom without the Women": Mobilization and Gender in South Africa, 1970-1992 Gay W. Seidman Feminisms in Latin America: From Bogota to San Bernardo Nancy Saporta Sternbach, Marysa Navarro-Aranguren, Patricia Chuchryk, Sonia E. Alvarez. Devoted Wives/Unruly Women: Invisible Presence in the History of Japanese Social Protest Anne Walthall Women, the Law, and Cultural Relativism in France: The Case of Excision Bronwyn Winter Burying Otieno: The Politics of Gender and Ethnicity in Kenya Patricia Stamp Patriarchy, Capitalism, and the Colonial State in Zimbabwe Elizabeth Schmidt The "Woman Question" in Cuba: An Analysis of Material Constraints on Its Solution Muriel Nazzari "The Teachers, They All Had Their Pets": Concepts of Gender, Knowledge, and Power Wendy Luttrell About the Contributors Index