Beyond Accommodation / Edition 277

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Overview

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.

Author Biography: Drucilla Cornell is professor of women's studies, political science, and law at Rutgers University. Her most recent book is "At the Heart of Freedom: Feminism, Sex and Equality".

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847692699
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Edition description: NEW
  • Edition number: 277
  • Pages: 278
  • Product dimensions: 0.63 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Drucilla Cornell is professor of women's studies, political science, and law at Rutgers University. Her most recent book is At the Heart of Freedom: Feminism, Sex and Equality.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction to the New Edition: Feminist Hope
Introduction: Writing the Manifesta: The Dilemma of Postmodern Feminism 1
1 The Maternal and the Feminine: Social Reality, Fantasy and Ethical Relation 21
2 The Feminist Alliance with Deconstruction 79
3 Feminism Always Modified: The Affirmation of Feminine Difference Rethought 119
4 Feminine Writing, Metaphor and Myth 165
Conclusion: "Happy Days" 197
Notes 207
Index 235
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