• 670 pages

Women, Class, and the Feminist Imagination

A Socialist-Feminist Reader

Edited by Karen V. Hansen, and Ilene J. Philipson

This anthology gathers the past decade’s most thought-provoking and self-reflective articles written from a socialist-feminist perspective. It includes contemporary "classics" on socialist feminism by Juliet Mitchell, Gayle Rubin, Zillah Eisenstein, and Heidi I. Hartmann; reflections on the movement itself; and discussions on such issues as sexuality and pornography, work and the labor movement, and the viability of socialist feminist strategies in a liberal world.


"The most thought-provoking articles on socialist-feminism written over the last 25 years. Covering an impressive array of topics from patriarchy to pornography, the book provides a valuable commentary worthy of continuing study and critique."
New Directions for Women

About the Author(s)

Karen V. Hansen is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley.

Ilene J. Philipson is on the faculty of the Psychology Graduate Program at the New College of California, San Francisco.

In the Series

Women in the Political Economy

No longer active. Women in the Political Economy, edited by Ronnie J. Steinberg, includes books on women and issues of work, family, social movements, politics, feminism, and empowerment. It emphasizes women's roles in society and the social construction of gender and also explores current policy issues like comparable worth, international development, job training, and parental leave.