Beyond Accommodation / Edition 277

Beyond Accommodation / Edition 277

by Drucilla Cornell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847692698

ISBN-13: 9780847692699

Pub. Date: 10/28/1999

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This new edition of Drucilla Cornell's highly acclaimed book includes a substantial new introduction by the author, which situates the book within current feminist debates. In Beyond Accommodation, Drucilla Cornell offers a highly original vision of what feminist theory can give contemporary women. She challenges essentialist and naturalist accounts of feminine

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This new edition of Drucilla Cornell's highly acclaimed book includes a substantial new introduction by the author, which situates the book within current feminist debates. In Beyond Accommodation, Drucilla Cornell offers a highly original vision of what feminist theory can give contemporary women. She challenges essentialist and naturalist accounts of feminine sexuality, arguing that any attempt to affirm woman's value and difference by either emphasizing her maternal role or repudiating the feminine only entraps women, once again, in a container that curtails feminine sexual difference, legitimates the masculine fantasy of woman, and reinstates, rather than dismantles, the gender hierarchy. In response to these movements, Beyond Accommodation strives to broaden the scope of feminist theory by articulating a platform, under the concept of relative universalism, which proposes the idea that women are not a unified and homogenous group although they are positioned as women in patriarchy. Cornell's theory allows for differences in women's situations without giving up on the idea that women are fighting a common phenomenon called patriarchy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847692699
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Edition description:
NEW
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
0.63(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgmets Chapter 3 Introduction to the New Edition: Feminist Hope Chapter 4 Introduction: Writing the Manifesta: The Dilemma Of Postmodern Feminism Chapter 5 1. The Maternal and the Feminine: Social Reality, Fantasy, and Ethical Relation Chapter 6 2. The Feminist Alliance with Deconstruction Chapter 7 3. Feminism Always Modified: The Affimation of Feminine Difference Rethought Chapter 8 4. Feminine Writing, Metaphor, and Myth Chapter 9 Conclusion: Happy Days Chapter 10 Notes Chapter 11 Index

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