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Feminist Consequences: Theory for the New Century
     

Feminist Consequences: Theory for the New Century

by Elisabeth Bronfen
 

ISBN-10: 0231117043

ISBN-13: 9780231117043

Pub. Date: 02/07/2001

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Exploring the status of feminism in this "postfeminist" age, this sophisticated meditation on feminist thinking over the past three decades moves away from the all too common dependence on French theorists and male thinkers and instead builds on a wide-ranging body of feminist theory written by women.These writings address the question "Where are we going?

Overview

Exploring the status of feminism in this "postfeminist" age, this sophisticated meditation on feminist thinking over the past three decades moves away from the all too common dependence on French theorists and male thinkers and instead builds on a wide-ranging body of feminist theory written by women.These writings address the question "Where are we going?" as well as "Where have we come from?" As evidenced in the essays compiled here, the multiplicity of directions available to this new feminism ranges from poststructuralist academic theory through cultural activism to re-readings of law, literature, and representation. Contributors include Mieke Bal, Lauren Berlant, Rosi Braidotti, Elisabeth Bronfen, Judith Butler, Rey Chow, Drucilla Cornell, Ann Cvetkovich, Jane Gallop, Beatrice Hanssen, Claire Kahane, Ranjana Khanna, Biddy Martin, Juliet Mitchell, Anita Haya Patterson, and Valerie Smith. Feminist Consequences, representing the forefront of international feminist thought, marks a new and long-desired stage of feminist criticism where women are themselves making theory rather than reacting to male production.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231117043
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
02/07/2001
Series:
Gender and Culture Series
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.42(h) x 1.22(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Introductionix
Part 1Whatever Happened to Feminism?
1.Psychoanalysis and Feminism at the Millennium3
2.Feminist Accused of Sexual Harassment (excerpt)18
3.Gender and Representation38
4.Whatever Happened to Feminist Theory?58
Part 2The Ethics of Affect
5.Ethical Ambiguities and Specters of Colonialism: Futures of Transnational Feminism101
6.The Subject of True Feeling: Pain, Privacy, and Politics126
7.Dark Mirrors: A Feminist Reflection on Holocaust Narrative and the Maternal Metaphor161
8.Class and Gender in Narratives of Passing189
Part 3The Pleasures of Agency
9.Redressing Grievances: Cross-Dressing Pleasure with the Law213
10.Contingencies of Pleasure and Shame: Jamaican Women's Poetry254
11.Fierce Pussies and Lesbian Avengers: Dyke Activism Meets Celebrity Culture283
Part 4Where to Feminism?
12.Enfolding Feminism321
13.Success and Its Failures353
14.Becoming-Woman: Rethinking the Positivity of Difference381
15.The End of Sexual Difference?414
16.A Return for the Future: Interview with Drucilla Cornell435
Contributors455
Index459

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