Sexual Politics by Kate MillettSexual Politics by Kate Millett

Sexual Politics

byKate MillettForeword byCatharine MacKinnonAfterword byRebecca Mead

Paperback | February 16, 2016

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A sensation upon its publication in 1970, Sexual Politics documents the subjugation of women in great literature and art. Kate Millett's analysis targets four revered authors-D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller, Norman Mailer, and Jean Genet-and builds a damning profile of literature's patriarchal myths and their extension into psychology, philosophy, and politics. Her eloquence and popular examples taught a generation to recognize inequities masquerading as nature and proved the value of feminist critique in all facets of life. This new edition features the scholar Catharine A. MacKinnon and the New Yorker correspondent Rebecca Mead on the importance of Millett's work to challenging the complacency that sidelines feminism.

Kate Millett is an American feminist writer, artist, and activist. Her most recent books are Mother Millett, A.D.: A Memoir, and The Politics of Cruelty: An Essay on the Literature of Political Imprisonment. She is director of the Millett Center for the Arts and lives in New York City and upstate New York.Catharine A. MacKinnon is the...
Title:Sexual PoliticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pagesPublished:February 16, 2016Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023117425X

ISBN - 13:9780231174251

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Table of Contents

Foreword, by Catharine A. MacKinnonIntroduction to the Illinois PaperbackIntroduction to the Touchstone PaperbackPrefacePart I. Sexual Politics1. Instances of Sexual Politics2. Theory of Sexual PoliticsPart II. Historical Background3. The Sexual Revolution, First Phase: 1830-19304. The Counterrevolution: 1930-60Part III. The Literary Reflection5. D. H. Lawrence6. Henry Miller7. Norman Mailer8. Jean GenetPostscriptAfterword, by Rebecca MeadBibliographyAcknowledgmentsIndex

Editorial Reviews

[Millett] translates the war of the sexes from the language of nineteenth century bedroom farce into the raw images of guerilla warfare.... Even more than a political system, our sexual order is a 'habit of mind and a way of life.' Millett's book may go far toward subverting it.