Books by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Fox-Genovese concludes her tract with an effusive paean to children that rivals the platitudinous sentiments she condemns in conservatives, illustrating, as she does in the preceding chapters, that feminism is not the story of this book."
``Today, women's `problem that has no name' is children.'' Fox-Genovese's chutzpah-filled appropriation of Betty Friedan's famous phrase sums up her case for more family-friendly social policies. Read full book review >
Released: April 23, 1991

"Abstract and intellectualized, but intriguing for its reasoned assault on the philosophical underpinnings of society."
Here, Fox-Genovese (Humanities, History, & Women's Studies/Emory Univ.; co-author, Fruits of Merchant Capital, 1982) collects highly philosophical arguments (all but one chapter previously published in learned journals) comprising a ``feminist critique on the theory of individualism,'' that system of thought in which ``rights'' are ``grounded in the individual.'' Unfortunately, although Fox-Genovese insists that ``feminist history must retain its engagement with women in the world,'' the book itself is grounded in citations rather than human experience. Read full book review >