Donna Dickenson "Property, Women and Politics: Subjects or Objects"
Although many feminist authors have pointed out the ways in which women have been property, they have been less successful in suggesting how women might become the subjects rather than the objects of property holding. "Property, Women and Politics: Subjects or Objects" considers the relationship between women and property from a novel viewpoint, synthesizing political theory from liberal and non liberal traditions, feminist critiques, history and social policy. The volume ranges across a series of historical and anthropological studies which include the property position of women in classical Greece, the Anglo-American doctrine of coverture, nineteenth century prostitution, and structural adjustment programmes in sub Saharan Africa. It includes a comprehensive critique of the treatment of property by both mainstream political theorists and such important second wave feminists as Irigaray, MacKinnon and Pateman. "Property, Women and Politics" deconstructs and contests the...