Feminism Unmodified: Discourses on Life and Law is a book by feminist academic Catharine MacKinnon. The book is a collection of essays by MacKinnon. FEMINISM AND LEGAL THEORY. FEMINISM UNMODIFIED. By Catharine A. MacKinnon.I Cambridge,. Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. Pp. Catharine A. MacKinnon, in full Catharine Alice MacKinnon, (born Oct. 7, , Feminism Unmodified (), documented as one of the most widely cited.

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Harvard University Press- Political Science – pages. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. These discourses, originally delivered as speeches, have been brilliantly woven into a book that retains all the spontaneity and accessibility of a live presentation. In the Supreme Courtin its first sexual harassment case, with MacKinnon as co-counsel, agreed with her argument by ruling unanimously that sexual harassment is sex discrimination.


Harvard University Press Amazon. Cathaarine rigor and irony MacKinnon teaches us what feminism—unmodified by cowardice or by disassociation from other women—is, what it sounds like, and what its goals are.

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She argues that viewing gender as a matter of sameness and difference—as virtually all existing theory and law have done—covers up the reality of gender, which is a system of social hierarchy, an imposed inequality of power.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. She analyzes the failure of organized feminism, particularly legal feminism, to alter this condition, exposing the way male supremacy gives women a survival stake in the system that destroys them. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Her work was instrumental in establishing the legal claim that then grew into her first book, Sexual Harassment of Working Women: Feminist social and political philosophy. Customers who bought this item also bought.

Contact our editors with your feedback. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. She reveals feminissm political system of male dominance and female subordination that sexualizes power for men and powerlessness femiism women.

MacKinnon offers a unique retrospective on the law of sexual harassment, which she designed and has worked for a decade to establish, and a prospectus on the law unmodufied pornography, which she proposes to change in the next ten years. Please try again later. Her concept of equality—predicated on eliminating dominance and subordination rather than enforcing sameness and punishing difference—has been largely adopted in Canada and has been influential around the world.

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MacKinnon’s messages are presented in multiple levels and at varying depths and accessibilities, one thing femijism know is that there is always another level of understanding to be attained from this book. Articles from Britannica Encyclopedias for elementary and high school students. Sexual harassment may embrace any sexually motivated behaviour considered offensive by the recipient.


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Authentic in voice, sweeping in scope, startling in clarity, urgent, never compromised and often visionary, these discourses advance a new theory of sex inequality and imagine new possibilities for social change.

It should have a significant impact on thinking about sex discrimination and on social and legal thought more generally. Set up a giveaway. Sexual harassmentUnsolicited verbal or physical behaviour of a sexual nature.

MacKinnon, noted feminist and legal scholar, explores and develops her original theories and practical proposals on sexual politics and law. MacKinnon departs from Radical Feminist stereotypes in that she develops an experienced level of vulnerability in her speeches and the reader can actually feel the extent that she cares about women.

How fortunate that the paperback is hardy, because it travels with me often. Although many of her positions met with opposition, Unmodifieed was an influential legal theorist, helping to transform legal education by calling attention to issues affecting women and transforming the law for women globally by opening the legal system to their injuries and exposing the gendered basis of sex crimes.

It may, however, make us think, and challenge, and possibly act. Account Options Sign in. Discourses on Life and Law.

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