The Feminist Standpoint: Developing the Ground for a Specifically Feminist Historical Materialism

  title={The Feminist Standpoint: Developing the Ground for a Specifically Feminist Historical Materialism},
  author={Nancy C. M. Hartsock},
  journal={The Feminist Standpoint Revisited and Other Essays},
  • N. Hartsock
  • Published 16 July 2019
  • Economics
  • The Feminist Standpoint Revisited and Other Essays
The power of the Marxian critique of class domination stands as an implicit suggestion that feminists should consider the advantages of adopting a historical materialist approach to understanding phallocratic domination. A specifically feminist historical materialism might enable us to lay bare the laws of tendency which constitute the structure of patriarchy over time and to follow its development in and through the Western class societies on which Marx’s interest centered. A feminist… 

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