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Author Dickenson, Donna.

Title Property, women and politics : subjects or objects? / Donna Dickenson
Published Cambridge, UK : Polity Press, 1997


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Description viii, 231 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Property, Particularism and Moral Persons. Munzer: a propertyless world? Property, women and theory. Virtue, property and agency -- 2. Origins, Narratives and Households. Property and narrative. Aristotle: 'Nature has distinguished between the female and the slave'. Wives, mistresses, slaves and prostitutes: women in Greek property law -- 3. Contract, Marriage and Property in the Person. Contract, sexual and social: Locke and Pateman. Women, property and marriage: the legal background to contractarian liberalism -- 4. Property and Moral Self-Development. Hegel: 'Everyone must have property'. The marriage 'contract': a shameful idea? Poverty and prostitution: Flora Tristan -- 5. Labour, Alienation and Reproduction. Labour and alienation: Marx and MacKinnon. Delphy and the domestic mode of production. Dependency and the domestic mode of production: the case of sub-Saharan Africa -- 6. Another Sort of Subject? Butler and Irigaray: disjointed subjectivity
Rationality and its discontents -- 7. Reconstructing Property. Case study 1: Gamete donation and sale. Case study 2: Contract motherhood. Case study 3: Abortion and the sale of fetal tissue. Case study 4: The marriage 'contract'. A brief conclusion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [210]-225) and index
Subject Women -- Economic conditions.
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Women -- Social conditions.
Women's rights.
LC no. gb 98024997
ISBN 0745613217
0745613225 (paperback)
Other Titles Cover title: Property, women & politics