Close to Home
A Materialist Analysis of Women’s Oppression
by Christine Delphy Translated by Diana Leonard Foreword by Rachel Hills
Part of the Feminist Classics series
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256 pages / September 2016 / 9781784782504

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September 2016 / 9781784782511
Classic analysis of gender relations and patriarchy under capitalism
Close to Home is the classic study of family, patriarchal ideologies, and the politics and strategy of women’s liberation. On the table in this forceful and provocative debate are questions of whether men can be feminists, whether “bourgeois” and heterosexual women are retrogressive members of the women’s movement, and how best to struggle against the multiple oppressions women endure.

Rachel Hills’s foreword to this new edition explores how Christine Delphy’s analysis of marriage as the institution behind the exploitation of unpaid women’s labor is as radical and relevant today as it ever was.


“She writes with an extraordinarily clear-eyed passion … Delphy’s words are persuasive.”

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