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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MacKinnon, noted feminist and legal scholar, explores and develops her original theories and practical proposals on sexual politics and law.

Feminism Unmodified

These discourses, originally delivered as speeches, have been brilliantly woven into a book that retains all the spontaneity feminiam accessibility of a live presentation. 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 of pornography, which she proposes to change in the next ten years.

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.

Through these engaged works on issues such as rape, abortion, athletics, sexual harassment, and pornography, MacKinnon seeks feminism on its own terms, unconstrained by the limits of prior traditions. She reveals a political system of male dominance and female mackinnno that sexualizes mackjnnon for men and powerlessness for women.

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. It is passionate, brilliant, polemical and sectarian.

MacKinnon offers a systematic and persuasive perspective on issues that are central not only caharine feminism but to social theory in general.

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It may, however, make us think, and challenge, and possibly act. It should have a significant impact on thinking about sex discrimination and on social and legal thought more generally. Written with extraordinary incisiveness and an unmocified wit, this is an important book for anyone interested in freedom. MacKinnon has made a difference before, and this book should further change society.

I commend her book most vigorously to many who question as well as those who accept her position. MacKinnon is Elizabeth A. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. MacKinnon is one of the leading voice for radical feminists, she is truely a scholar and this work reflects that.

She provides an honest discussion about issues that affect women. This eloquent book is catahrine collection of insightful orations given by Ms. MacKinnon during the eighties with unmoditied their aggregation is a powerful text on social constructivist Radical Feminism and class analysis.

MacKinnon’s caatharine provide needed shifts in paradigms fsminism from patriarchy. Gender is understood in terms of the the only meaning it can have in this society: Dominance of one class over another.

She provide incredible distinctions and indepth discussions on issues such as Full and Formal Equity, definitions and meaning of rape and pornography. She has a requisite versing in philosophy as she appeals to provides epistemological shifts needed to question the meaning of difficult constructs such as gender.

Being a lawyer, she is facile in illuminating basic assumptive inequities in Juris Prudence. I was most appreciative at her analysis of rape and shifting the definition of rape from penetration to violence and where rape is not an erotic act but one of dominance.

She continues further and looks at how members of gendered class male define the sexuality of members of gendered class woman until we do not know what our sexuality really is. She provides a variety of diverse topics but ties them together by pinpointing their interrelatedness in patriarchy. She skillfully examines issues of feminis first amendment vs pornography and aptly illustrates how the Bill of Rights is becoming a legal repository for male priviledge. MacKinnon’s messages are presented in multiple levels and at varying depths and accessibilities, one thing to know is that there feminis always another level of understanding to be attained from this book.


The reader is assured that there is much here if she avails herself to it.

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Please do not short change yourself by a cursory reading. 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.

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