Genders 24: On Your Left: The New Historical Materialism

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In these spirited and powerfully written essays, a new generation of intellectuals makes its mark, challenging conservatives and liberals alike to chart a new course for a responsible politics in contemporary society. A new intellectual movement on the left emerges here. No longer trapped by the old polarizing antagonism between Marxism and feminism, these authors demonstrate as never before the need for an awareness of gender as it affects every aspect of our society. At the same time, these paradigmatic essays ...
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Overview

In these spirited and powerfully written essays, a new generation of intellectuals makes its mark, challenging conservatives and liberals alike to chart a new course for a responsible politics in contemporary society. A new intellectual movement on the left emerges here. No longer trapped by the old polarizing antagonism between Marxism and feminism, these authors demonstrate as never before the need for an awareness of gender as it affects every aspect of our society. At the same time, these paradigmatic essays map out a new terrain for feminist thinking, one that fully recognizes the complex workings of gender and leaves oppositional feminism far behind.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814746820
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1996
  • Series: Genders Ser.
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 8.88 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

R. J. Zei Werlbonsky is Emeritus Professor of Comparative Religion at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Ann Kibbey is Associate Professor of English at the University of Colorado, Boulder and founding editor of Genders. She teaches cultural studies and is the author of The Interpretation of Material Shapes in Puritanism: A Study of Rhetoric, Prejudice, and Violence.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
1 Ambivalence as Alibi: On the Historical Materiality of Late Capitalist Myth in The Crying Game and Cultural Theory 1
2 Mutations of the Imperial Contract 35
3 The "Strength of the Weak" as Portrayed by Marie Laurencin 69
4 Feminist Articulations of the Nation: The "Dirty" Women of Armagh and the Discourse of Mother Ireland 110
5 Reproduction and Malthusian Economics: Fat, Fertility, and Family Planning in George Eliot's Adam Bede 150
6 Effaced into Flesh: Black Women's Subjectivity 184
7 Feminism and the Problem of Epistemic Displacement: Reconstructing Indigenous Theories 206
8 Charming Men, Charming History 248
Contributors 275
Guidelines for Prospective Contributors 277
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