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Hill, Michael R. 1985. “On the Possibility and Realization of Feminist Art.” Paper presented to the annual meeting of the Midwest Sociologists for Women in Society and the Midwest Sociological Society, St. Louis, Missouri, April 11.


Copyright 1985 Michael R. Hill


The focus of this paper is the possibility and realization of feminist art. I will move directly to the central arguments--outlining the case against and the case for the possibility of feminist art. I will argue that a sociological perspective leads one inexorably to the firm possibility of feminist art. Finally, I will open discussion toward the realization of feminist art and invite you to begin with me an exploration of sociology’s potential contributions to the realization of this feminist project.