History and Theory: Feminist Research, Debates, Contestations

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This volume of recent Signs articles offers a number of significant contributions to feminist debates on history and theory. It illustrates the uses of theories in recent feminist historical research and the often contentious arguments that surround them. The readings are organized into three sections. The first draws on the tradition of political economy, and discusses the importance of class relations for understanding historical events and social relationships and the expansion of concepts of political economy...

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1997 Hard cover First edition. New. No dust jacket as issued. Excellent. Brand New, Perfect Condition. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 400 p. Audience: General/trade. This ... volume of articles from "signs" offers a number of significant contributions to feminist debates on history and theory. It illustrates the uses of theories in recent feminist historical research and the often contentious arguments that surround them. Read more Show Less

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Overview

This volume of recent Signs articles offers a number of significant contributions to feminist debates on history and theory. It illustrates the uses of theories in recent feminist historical research and the often contentious arguments that surround them. The readings are organized into three sections. The first draws on the tradition of political economy, and discusses the importance of class relations for understanding historical events and social relationships and the expansion of concepts of political economy to include race. The second section, on "The Body," demonstrates how feminist scholars have increasingly worked to re-place the body, to move it from its traditionally less valued position in the hierarchal Enlightenment mind/body split to an approach that emphasizes the body as both material and discursive, both "real" and "representational." The final section, "Discourse," focuses on an examination of the productive power of language in both reflecting and shaping experience and in the contestation of social relations of power.

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Reprinted from various recent issues of "Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society", 16 articles demonstrate the use of theories in recent feminist historical research and the often contentious arguments that surround them. Among the topics are a feminist-Marxist theory of women and the rise of the novel; prostitution, identity, and class consciousness in Nairobi during World War II; pleasure, romance, and the family drama of colonial reform in Mary Carpenter's "Six Months in India"; and sensationalism, sexology, and the lesbian subject in the turn-of-the-century trials of Alice Mitchell. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226469300
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press Journals
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Series: Heritage of Sociology Ser.
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.39 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Commodity Exchange and Subordination: Montagnais-Naskapi and Huron Women, 1600-1650 5
Women and the Rise of the Novel: A Feminist-Marxist Theory 20
The Unproductive Housewife: Her Evolution in Nineteenth-Century Economic Thought 42
Gender, Ethnicity, and Class in Kenya: "Burying Otieno" Revisited 64
Prostitution, Identity, and Class Consciousness in Nairobi during World War II 94
From Servitude to Service Work: Historical Continuities in the Racial Division of Paid Reproductive Labor 113
Women's Voices in Nineteenth-Century Medical Discourse: A Step toward Deconstructing Science 156
Foot-binding in Neo-Confucian China and the Appropriation of Female Labor 187
Fearful Bodies into Disciplined Subjects: Pleasure, Romance, and the Family Drama of Colonial Reform in Mary Carpenter's Six Months in India 224
Dancing Out the Difference: Cultural Imperialism and Ruth St. Denis's "Radha" of 1906 254
A Genealogy of Dependency: Tracing a Keyword of the U.S. Welfare State 276
African-American Women's History and the Metalanguage of Race 304
Getting into Trouble: Dishonest Women, Modern Girls, and Women-Men in the Conceptual Language of Vida Policial, 1925-1927 328
The Trials of Alice Mitchell: Sensationalism, Sexology, and the Lesbian Subject in Turn-of-the-Century America 359
Female Desire and the Discourse of Empire: Tacitus's Messalina 383
Feminist History after the Linguistic Turn: Historicizing Discourse and Experience 416
About the Contributors 453
Index 459
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