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Review: A Review of Andrea Nye's "Feminist Theory and the Philosophies of Man"

Reviewed Work: Feminist Theory and the Philosophies of Man by Andrea Nye
Review by: Linda A. Bell
Hypatia
Vol. 5, No. 1 (Spring, 1990), pp. 127-132
Published by: Wiley on behalf of Hypatia, Inc.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3809917
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A Review of Andrea Nye's
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Abstract

In this provocative book, Nye argues that feminist attempts to spin coherent theories from the threads of the various philosophies of man fail as the patriarchal assumptions of each theory resist and undermine every effort. Nevertheless, she claims, although the threads cannot be woven into a coherent tapestry, as dedicated feminist Arachnes meticulously separate strand from strand, "the mechanisms of oppression are finally understood" and the patriarchal tapestries begin to unravel.

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