The Resource The real facts of life : feminism and the politics of sexuality, c1850-1940, Margaret Jackson

The real facts of life : feminism and the politics of sexuality, c1850-1940, Margaret Jackson

Label
The real facts of life : feminism and the politics of sexuality, c1850-1940
Title
The real facts of life
Title remainder
feminism and the politics of sexuality, c1850-1940
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Jackson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Why and when did sexuality become an important political issue for Victorian feminists? Why were Edwardian feminists so divided in their views about sexual freedom and its relationship to women's emancipation? The Real Facts of Life tackles these important questions, providing an analysis of the struggle for female sexual autonomy which posed a significant threat to the structure of male power during this period. It shows how feminists confronted the institution of heterosexuality by waging campaigns to expose what they called 'The Real Facts of Life': the sexual exploitation of women in marriage and prostitution, and the double standard of sexual morality which legitimated this as 'natural'
  • The author analyses the work of feminist theorists such as Elizabeth Blackwell, who challenged the patriarchal model of sexuality and argued that sexuality was socially constructed. She discusses the attempts by feminists to construct a feminist model of sexuality based on female sexual autonomy; and shows how the scientific 'experts' of the early twentieth century undermined this process by redefining as natural what feminists had exposed as political. This challenging book, with its radical approach to the social construction of sexuality, is a valuable contribution to feminists' thinking about sexuality today. It is essential reading for all those interested in the interrelationship of sex and power
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.7/082
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1419
LC item number
.J3 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Feminist perspectives on the past and present
Label
The real facts of life : feminism and the politics of sexuality, c1850-1940, Margaret Jackson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-195) and index
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  • zbnus
  • mel
  • glg
Contents
Introduction: Feminism, Sexuality and Male Power: The Political versus the Natural
Control code
000010620826
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 206 p.
Isbn
9780748400997
Lccn
93047666
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b22011742
System control number
  • rmr6167216
  • (OCoLC)29519630

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