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Spanning nearly two decades, from 1980 to 1996, this Reader investigates the debates which have best characterized feminist theory. Including such articles as Pornography and Fantasy, The Body and Cinema, Nature as Female, and A Manifesto for Cyborgs, the extracts examine thoughts on sexualtiy as a domain of exploration, the visual representation of women, what being a feminist means, and why feminists are increasingly involved in political struggles to negotiate the context and meaning of technological development.
With writings by bell hooks, Alice Jardine, and Andrea Dworkin, this multicultural Reader reflects the dynamic nature of feminist debates and the genuine diversity within current feminist theory. Capturing the sense of the rapid movement within feminist theory and criticism, Feminisms is ideal for anyone interested in feminism and the history behind it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192892706
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/21/1998
  • Series: Oxford Readers Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 616
  • Sales rank: 996,131
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Judith Squires teaches Politics at the University of Bristol. Sandra Kemp teaches English at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

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Table of Contents

1. Academies
1. In Praise of Theory: The Case for Women's Studies (1982), Mary Evans
2. Feminism: A Movement to End Sexist Oppression (1984), bell hooks
3. Aesthetic and Feminist Theory: Rethinking Women's Cinema (1985), Teresa de Lauretis
4. Speaking/Writing/Feminism (1986), Cora Kaplan
5. Me and My Shadow (1987), Jane Tompkins
6. French Feminism in an International Frame (1987), Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
7. Not One of the Family: The Repression of the Other Woman in Feminist Theory (1989), Helena Michie
8. A Criticism of Our Own: Autonomy and Assimilation in Afro-American and Feminist Literary Theory, Elaine Showalter
9. The Race for Theory (1989), Barbara Christian
10. Notes for an Analysis (1989), Alice Jardine
11. The Truth that Never Hurts: Black Lesbaians in Fiction in the 1980s (1990), Barbara Smith
12. Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses (1991), Chandra Talpade Mohanty
13. Paradoxes of Participation, Anne Phillips
14. Feminist Confessions: The Last Degrees are the Hardest (1991), Nancy Miller
15. Postcard from the Edge: Thoughts on the 'Feminist Theory: An International Debate' Conference held at Glasgwo University, Scotland, 12-15 July 1991 (1992), Susannah Radstone
16. Around 1981: Academic Feminist Literary Theory (1992), Jane Gallop
17. Words and Things: Materialism and Method in Contemporary Feminist Analysis (1992), Michele Barrett
18. Changing the Subject (1993), Naomi Scheman
19. Materializing Locations: Images and Selves (1993), Elspeth Probyn
20. The Place of Women's Studies in the Contemporary University (1994), Anna Yeatman
2. Epistemologies
21. In a Different Voice, Carol Gilligan
22. The Feminist Standpoint: Developing the Ground for a Specifically Feminist Historical Materialism (1983), Nancy Hartsock
23. Is there a Feminist Method? (1986), Sandra Harding
24. Postmodernism and Gender Relations in Feminist Theory (1987), Jane Flax
25. Thoroughly Postmodern Feminist Criticism (1989), Elizabeth Wright
26. Feminism and Psychoanalytic Theory (1989), Nancy Chodorow
27. Love and Knowledge: Emotion in Feminist Epistemology (1989), Alison Jagger
28. The IDeal of Impartiality and the Civic Public (1990), Iris Young
29. Toward an Afrocentric Feminist Epistemology (1991), Patricia Hill Collins
30. Modernism, Postmodernism, Gender: The View from Feminism (1992), Patricia Wauch
31. The Generalized and the Concrete Other (1992)
3. Subjectivities
32. One is not Born a Woman (1981), Monique Wittig
33. Black Women and Feminism (1982), bell hooks
34. Psychoanalysis and the Polis (1982), Juliz Kristeva
35. Sorties (1986), Helene Cixous
36. Woman: The One and the Many (1988), Elizabeth Spelman
37. Authenticity and the Writing Cure: Reading Some Migrant Women's Writing (1988), Sneja Gunew
38. Am I That Name? Feminism and the Category of 'Women' in History (1988), Denise Riley
39. Feminist, Female, Feminine (1989), Toril Moi
40. The 'Risk' of Essence (1989), Diana Fuss
41. Still Crazy after all these Years (1989), Rachel Bowlby
42. Their 'symbolic' exists, it holds power—we, the sowers of disorder, know it onlytoo well (1989)
43. Recovering Women in History from Feminist Deconstructionism (1990), Liz Stanley
44. Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire (1990), Judith Butler
45. Feminism, Humanism, Postmodernism (1990), Kate Soper
46. Love, Mourning and Metaphor: Terms of Identity (1992), Kadiatu Kanneh
47. Psychoanalysis and the Imaginary Body (1995), Elizabeth Grosz
48. The Other: Woman (1996), Luce Irigaray
4. Sexualities
49. Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence (1980), Adrienne Rich
50. Pornography (1981), Andrea Dworkin
51. Not a Moral Issue (1984), Catharine MacKinnon
52. Pleasure and Danger: Toward a Politics of Sexuality (1984), Carole Vance
53. 'Returning to Manderley'—Romance Fiction, Female Sexuality and Class (1984), Alison Light
54. Sexual Politics and Sexual Meaning (1985), Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
55. A Central Issue: Secual Violence and Feminist Theory (1988), Liz Kelly
56. Modern Woman's Holy Grail (1992), Rosalind Coward, Slim and Sexy
57. Queer Notions, Cherry Symth
58. Queer Theory and the War of the Sexes (1993), Mary McIntosh
5. Visualities
6. Technologies
Biographical Details
Further Reading

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