Individualising the social: Or, whatever happened to male domination? Thompson, Denise en_US 2021-11-25T14:49:40Z 2021-11-25T14:49:40Z 1998 en_US
dc.description.abstract The paper starts with a number of propositions outlining what feminism means for the purposes of my argument, and goes on to give a brief account of what I mean by the ideology of individualism. The body of the paper is devoted to a detailed discussion of one text, Judith Grant's Fundamental Feminism, as an exemplary instance of a widespread problem within academic feminism—the deletion of the problematic of male domination. Grant identifies 'Woman', 'experience' and 'personal politics' as the 'core concepts' of feminism, and suggests 'gender' as the solution to the problems entailed by those concepts. I argue that, while these concepts undoubtedly appear throughout feminist writings, any inadequacies in the ways they have been used can be rectified by situating them within the context of the social relations of male supremacy. I also argue that 'gender' is worse than useless for feminist purposes because it is incoherent and because it obliterates the social problem of male domination. en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Department of Social Inquiry, University of Adelai en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other feminism en_US
dc.subject.other individualism en_US
dc.subject.other ideology en_US
dc.subject.other male domination en_US
dc.subject.other gender en_US
dc.subject.other sociology en_US
dc.subject.other peer review en_US
dc.title Individualising the social: Or, whatever happened to male domination? en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.identifier.doi Adelaide en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceLocation Adelaide, Australia en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceName Australian Women's Studies Association Seventh Conference en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceProceedingsTitle Proceedings of the Australian Women's Studies Association Seventh Conference en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceYear 1998 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 179-187 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Thompson, Denise, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US Social Policy Research Centre *
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