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"This wonderful book does nothing less than to create the next stage of feminist thought." —Catharine R. Stimpson
"De Lauretis provides a way of thinking about feminism that accepts rather than tries to resolve differences, that refuses fixed definitional categories and insists instead on the contradictory and changing meaning of gendered identities." —The Women's Review of Books
"This is not a new collection but it is still one of the best." —Exceptional Human Experience
The essays in this collection represent very recent developments in feminist research and writing in the areas of history, scientific discourse, literary criticism, and cultural theory.
The contributors are: Teresa de Lauretis, Linda Gordon, Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, Ruth Bleier, Evelyn Fox Keller, Jessica Benjamin, Nancy K. Miller, Tania Modleski, Sondra O'Neale, Sheila Radford-Hill, Cherrie Moraga, Biddy Martin, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, and Mary Russo.
The very recent developments in feminist research and writing in the areas of history, scientific discourse, literary criticism, and cultural history.
1. Feminist Studies/Critical Studies: Issues, Terms, and Contexts
Teresa de Lauretis
2. What’s New in Women’s History
3. Writing History: Language, Class, and Gender
4. Lab Coat: Robe of Innocence or Klansman’s Sheet?
5. Making Gender Visible in the Pursuit of Nature’s Secrets
Evelyn Fox Keller
6. A Desire of One’s Own: Psychoanalytic Feminism and Intersubjective Space
7. Changing the Subject: Authorship, Writing, and the Reader
Nancy K. Miller
8. Feminism and the Power of Interpretation: Some Critical Readings
9. Inhibiting Midwives, Usurping Creators: The Struggling Emergence of Black Women in American Fiction
10. Considering Feminism as a Model for Social Change
11.From a Long Line of Vendidas: Chicanas and Feminism
12. Feminsit Politics: What’s Home Got to Do with It?
Biddy Martin and Chandra Talpade Mohanty
13. Female Grotesques: Carnival and Theory
Notes on Contributors
Indiana University Press