Feminist Perspectives on Objectification

[Revised entry by Evangelia (Lina) Papadaki on June 6, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Objectification is a notion central to feminist theory. It can be roughly defined as the seeing
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[Revised entry by Evangelia (Lina) Papadaki on June 6, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Objectification is a notion central to feminist theory. It can be roughly defined as the seeing and/or treating a person, usually a woman, as an object. In this entry, the focus is primarily on sexual objectification, objectification occurring in the sexual realm. Martha Nussbaum (1995, 257) has identified seven features that are involved in the idea of treating a person as an object:...

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