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Power in Struggle

Feminism, Sexuality and the State

By (author) Davina Cooper
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Open University Press, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Apr 1995
Dimensions: h 230mm
Weight: 330g
ISBN-10: 0335192114
ISBN-13: 9780335192113
Barcode No: 9780335192113
Drawing on feminist, poststructuralist and Marxist theory, this book develops a framework for understanding power relations within fields as diverse as queer activism, municipal politics and the regulation of lesbian reproduction. Cooper explores the relationship between power, sexuality and the state and, in the process, provides a radical rethinking of these concepts and their interactions. The book concludes with a discussion of how an ethics of empowerment can inform political strategy.

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"This authoritative study, with an impressive range of theoretical and social reference, opens up many new avenues of thought." - Gay Times "...offers to the interested reader a comprehensive and current account of the intricate, complex, fluid and multisituated power struggles between minority groups and the hegemonic state and social forces, which sustain and control the minority status of given groups in society." - Australian Journal of Primary Health - Interchange