Feminist and Marxist Criticism: An Argument for Alliances
English Language and Literature | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
The fact that the new wave of feminism of the late sixties and early seventies has given rise, in the late seventies and early eighties, to a new literary critical approach - "feminist literary criticism" - bears out, in itself, a Marxist analysis of the relation of political base to ideological superstructure. Feminists begin from, or quickly arrive at, some such sense of this relationship, since the very process of becoming a feminist is one of perceiving the connection between the personal and the political, of coming to an understanding of the social dimensions of consciousness.
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Greene, Gayle, “Feminist and Marxist Criticism: An Argument for Alliances,” Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 9, no. 1 (Spring 1982), pp. 29-45. doi: 10.1080/00497878.1981.9978553