Women and Social Transformation

Translated by Jacqueline Vaida

by Elizabeth Beck-Gernsheim (Author) Judith Butler (Author) Lídia Puigvert (Author)
©2003 Textbook 152 Pages
Series: Counterpoints, Volume 242


Women and Social Transformation brings three women from different countries together into dialogue. Judith Butler is the most referenced author in current feminist literature, and we find the latest developments of her work in this book; Lídia Puigvert has recently reached international relevance with her contribution about the «other women», who have not yet had a voice in feminism; and Elizabeth Beck-Gernsheim complements this debate with her work about immigrant women. The authors argue the need to open feminism to the plurality of all women’s voices, especially those who are in the margins. Women and Social Transformation is a debate, and speaks about transforming gender relations, taking a distance from postmodern stances, and insisting on the need for egalitarian dialogue among women. This book gives back the meaning of the feminist struggle.


ISBN (Softcover)
gender Social Transformation woman
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2003. X, 152 pp.

Biographical notes

Elizabeth Beck-Gernsheim (Author) Judith Butler (Author) Lídia Puigvert (Author)

The Authors: Judith Butler is Maxine Eliot Professor of Rhetoric & Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley and author of Antigone’s Claim. Lídia Puigvert is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociological Theory at the University of Barcelona and co-author of The Inclusion of the Other Women: Dialogical Learning in Multicultural Societies. Elizabeth Beck-Gernsheim is Professor of Sociology at Erlangen University, and co-author of The Normal Chaos of Love.


Title: Women and Social Transformation