Conflicts in Feminism / Edition 1

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Overview

Conflicts in Feminism proposes new strategies for negotiating and practicing conflict in feminism. Noted scholars and writers examine the most critically divisive issues within feminism today with sensitivity to all sides of the debates. By analyzing how the debates have worked for and against feminism, and by promoting dialogue across a variety of contexts, these provocative essays explore the roots of divisiveness while articulating new models for a productive discourse of difference.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Describing the 1980s as ``the decade in which the feminist illusion of `sisterhood' . . . gave way to the realities of fractured discourses,'' Hirsch and Keller offer a vigorous collection of essays on topics that have, for some feminists, become divisive issues. Nancy F. Cott discusses the recent, failed ERA in light of the drive for equal rights during the 1920s; both efforts highlighted differences in goals and strategies among activists. The notion that women and men can be different but equal split feminists in the 1979 sex discrimination suit against Sears, which Joan W. Scott examines according to poststructuralist theory. Michelle Stanworth expresses concern that feminists' opposition to reproductive technologies may overshadow social, legal, political and economic issues regarding motherhood. Valerie Smith investigates the ``complex subtext of accusations of interracial rape''--a ``border'' issue that can clarify the relation between racial and gender issues--through news stories and a short story by Alice Walker. Hirsch is the author of The Mother/Daughter Plot ; Keller wrote Reflections on Gender and Science. (Dec.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415901789
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/1990
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 410
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Marianne Hirsch is Professor of French and Italian and Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College. She is the author of The Mother Daughter Plot and Beyond the Single Viison.

Evelyn Fox Keller teaches in the departments of Rhetoric and Women's Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Reflections on Gender and Science and A Feeling for the Organism.

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Table of Contents

Contributors include: Elizabeth Abel, King-Kok Cheung, Mary Childers, Nancy Cott, Teresa de Lauretis, Diane Ehrensaft, Carla Freccero, Jane Gallop, Evelyn Hammonds, Bell Hooks, Peggy Kamuf, Katie King, Tom Laqueur, Marni Lazreg, Helen Longio, Nancy Miller, Martha Minow, Sara

Ruddick, Joan Scott, Valerie Smith, Ann Snitow and Michelle Stanworth.

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