Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
978-0-7425-4298-3 • Hardback • March 2005 • $138.00 • (£106.00)
978-0-7425-4299-0 • Paperback • March 2005 • $49.00 • (£38.00)
978-1-4616-3819-3 • eBook • March 2005 • $43.50 • (£33.00)
Naomi Zack is professor of philosophy at the University of Oregon.
Chapter 1 Beyond Intersectionality
Chapter 2 The Identity of Women
Chapter 3 Female Designation, Culture and Agency
Chapter 4 Inclusive Feminist Social Theory: Requirements and Methodology
Chapter 5 Inclusive Feminist Psychological Theory and Gender Development
Chapter 6 Inclusive Feminist Connections Between Psychological Theory and Social Theory
Chapter 7 A Feminist Theory of History
Chapter 8 World Paths Toward Women's Political Equality
Chapter 9 Conclusion
Chapter 10 References
Chapter 11 Index
This timely—indeed overdue—book incisively addresses the central concern of Western feminists for the past quarter century. Challenging the orthodoxy of intersectionality, Zack proposes a relational essentialism that explains women's commonality without denying diversity or inequality. Her book is clear, bold, erudite—and fun to read.
— Alison M. Jaggar, University of Colorado, Boulder
As the politics of identity threaten to leave feminists fragmented, Naomi Zack develops a brilliant and timely argument for a universal definition of woman. She carefully steers us clear of the false generalizations made about women in the past, while urging women to demand the revaluation of their unpaid labor.
— Cynthia Willett, Samuel Candler Dobbs professor of philosophy, Emory University; coauthor, "Uproarious: How Feminists and Other Comic Subversives Speak Truth"