• 432 pages
  • 6 x 9
  • Price: $32.95
  • EAN: 9781566392778
  • Publication: Jun 1995
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  • Publication: Jun 1995
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  • EAN: 9781439901069
  • Publication: Jun 1995

Feminism and Community

Edited by Penny A. Weiss and Marilyn Friedman

This rich collection of essays explores a range of feminist perspectives on the importance of community to women's social, cultural, and political relationships. From the personal to the ethnographic to the theoretical, these essays discuss such topics as the viability of lesbian separatism, women and the Holocaust, interracial solidarity among women, the flaws in nonfeminist communitarianism, and the revolutionary prospects of feminist communities.


"Construing 'community' extremely broadly, from personal friendship to global dreams, this imaginative collection reveals the diversity of women's experiences in both traditional and feminist communities."
Alison M. Jaggar, Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder

"Feminism and Community is a stimulating and useful anthology investigating the issue of community from a variety of feminist perspectives."
Contemporary Women's Issues Database

About the Author(s)

Penny A. Weiss, Associate Professor of Political Science at Purdue University, is the author of Gendered Community: Rousseau, Sex, and Politics.

Marilyn Friedman, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Washington University, is the author of What Are Friends For? Feminist Perspectives on Personal Relationships and Moral Theory.