Search Our Online Inventory

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Online Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card

Would you like an Online Gift Card to Earthlight Books?

 

Familiar Links
 Last Word Books

Walla Walla:
Welcome Table Farm

 
 
 
The Sexual Contract, Pateman, Carole

Author Name    Pateman, Carole

Title   The Sexual Contract

Binding   PAPERBACK

Book Condition   Good

Publisher    Stanford University Press

ISBN Number    0804714770 / 9780804714778

Seller ID   SKU1040993

0804714770 Trade paperback binding. Contains light to moderate highlighting, notes, underlining and/or other markings; satisfaction guaranteed. Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.

More Description

In this remarkably original work of political philosophy, one of today's foremost feminist theorist challenges the way contemporary society functions by questioning the standard interpretation of an idea that is deeply embedded in American and British political thought: that our rights and freedoms derive from the social contract explicated by Locke, Hobbes, and Rousseau and interpreted in the United States by the Founding Fathers.
The author shows how we are told only half the story of the original contract that establishes modern patriarchy. The sexual contract is ignored and thus men's patriarchal right over women is also glossed over. No attention is paid to the problems that arise when women are excluded from the original contract but incorporated into the new contractual order.
One of the main targets of the book is those who try to turn contractarian theory to progressive use, and a major thesis of the book is that this is not possible. Thus those feminists who have looked to a more "proper" contract- one between genuinely equal partners, or one entered into without any coercion- are misleading themselves. In the author's words, "In contract theory universal freedom is always a hypothesis, a story, a political fiction. Contract always generates political right in the forms of domination and subordination." Thus the book is also aimed at mainstream political theorists, and socialist and other critics of contract theory.
The author offers a sweeping challenge to conventional understandings- of both left and right- of actual contracts in everyday life: the marriage contract, the employment contract, the prostitution contract, and the new surrogate mother contract. By bringing a feminist perspective to bear on the contradictions and paradoxes surrounding women and contract, and the relation between the sexes, she is able to shed new light on fundamental political problems of freedom and subordination.

Price = 7.50 USD


Browse some related titles while you're here:
Philokalia
Cairns, Scott
13.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Shifting: Nature's Way of Change
Paul [SIGNED] Krapfel
6.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming, LaDuke, Winona
Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming
LaDuke, Winona
19.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The War of 1812, Benn, Carl
The War of 1812
Benn, Carl
4.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The American War 1812?14 (Men-at-Arms), Katcher, Philip
The American War 1812?14 (Men-at-Arms)
Katcher, Philip
4.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

How to Build Your Home in the Woods (Log Cabins, Camping Shelters, Rustic Furniture), Bradford Angier
How to Build Your Home in the Woods (Log Cabins, Camping Shelters, Rustic Furniture)
Bradford Angier
36.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Tomorrow: Quarterly Review of Psychical Research Vol. 4, No. 3, Spring 1956 (Spe, Garrett, Eileen J. (ed.)
Tomorrow: Quarterly Review of Psychical Research Vol. 4, No. 3, Spring 1956 (Spe
Garrett, Eileen J. (ed.)
47.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

But morning refused to answer : the lives and words of people who live in prisons, reformatories, & mental institutions, Denfeld, Duane
But morning refused to answer : the lives and words of people who live in prisons, reformatories, & mental institutions
Denfeld, Duane
27.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Fantasia of the Unconscious / Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious, Lawrence, D. H.
Fantasia of the Unconscious / Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious
Lawrence, D. H.
6.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Disinformation Book of Lists: Subversive Facts and Hidden Information in Rapid-Fire Format, Kick, Russ
Disinformation Book of Lists: Subversive Facts and Hidden Information in Rapid-Fire Format
Kick, Russ
5.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Rattle Your Bones:  Skeleton Drawing Fun, Andrea Griffing Zimmerman; David Clemesha
Rattle Your Bones: Skeleton Drawing Fun
Andrea Griffing Zimmerman; David Clemesha
2.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Walk Like A Warrior: A Young Man's Survival Guide
Walk Like A Warrior: A Young Man's Survival Guide
85.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to earthlightbooks@gmail.com
Copyright©2018. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie