Feminism, Marxism, Method, and the State: Toward Feminist Jurisprudence

  title={Feminism, Marxism, Method, and the State: Toward Feminist Jurisprudence},
  author={Catharine A. Mackinnon},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={635 - 658}
  • C. Mackinnon
  • Published 1 July 1983
  • Sociology
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
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