Short Answer Key
1. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), what general theme does the author present?
The central theory of her work.
2. In the Preface to the first edition (1984), which two key terms in her analysis does the author introduce?
Margin and center.
3. In the Preface, which four factors are most central to the author's argument about a person's position in society?
Race, gender, income, and education.
4. As stated in the 1984 Preface, what is the primary weakness of feminist theory that the author promises to address in her book?
It has been developed and presented from the perspective of women with more societal power and privilege.
5. For the author, what must happen to feminism in order for it to have "a revolutionary, transformative impact on society"?
Feminism must become a mass-based political movement.
6. From which position (or perspective) does the...
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