The Second Wave: A Reader in Feminist Theory / Edition 1

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Overview

The Second Wave collects many of the major essays of feminist theory of the past forty years, essays by the figures who have made key contributions to feminist theory during this period and have generated extensive discussion. Organized historically, these essays provide a sense of the major turning points in feminist theory.

Contributors include: Norma Alarcon, Linda Alcoff, Michele Barrett, Elsa Barkley Brown, Judith Butler, Nancy Chodorow, Patricia Hill Collins, Simone de Beauvoir, Shulamith Firestone, Nancy Fraser, Carol Gilligan, Heidi Hartmann, Nancy C. M. Hartsock, Luce Irigaray, Catharine MacKinnon, Uma Narayan, Linda Nicholson, Ellen Rooney, Gayle Rubin, Gayatri Spivak, Wendy W. Williams and Monique Wittig.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415917612
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 665,127
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Nicholson is Professor in the Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, and Women's Studies at the State University of New York, Albany. She is the author of Gender and History (1986), editor of Feminism/Postmodernism (Routledge, 1990) and the co- editor with Steven Seidman of Social Postmodernism. She is editor of Routledge's Thinking Gender series.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Early Statements 7
1 "Introduction" to The Second Sex 11
2 The Dialectic of Sex 19
3 The Traffic in Women: Notes on the "Political Economy" of Sex 27
4 A Black Feminist Statement 63
5 The Equality Crisis: Some Reflections on Culture, Courts, and Feminism 71
Pt. 2 With and Against Marx 93
6 The Unhappy Marriage of Marxism and Feminism: Towards a More Progressive Union 97
7 Capitalism and Women's Liberation 123
8 Feminism and Marx: Integrating Kinship with the Economic 131
Pt. 3 Gynocentrism: Women's Oppression, Women's Identity, and Women's Standpoint 147
9 The Woman Identified Woman 153
10 Sexuality 158
11 The Psychodynamics of the Family 181
12 Woman's Place in Man's Life Cycle 198
13 The Feminist Standpoint: Developing the Ground for a Specifically Feminist Historical Materialism 216
14 Defining Black Feminist Thought 241
Pt. 4 Theorizing Difference/Deconstructing Identity 261
15 One is Not Born a Woman 265
16 "What Has Happened Here": The Politics of Difference in Women's History and Feminist Politics 272
17 The Theoretical Subject(s) of This Bridge Called My Back and Anglo-American Feminism 288
18 Imitation and Gender Insubordination 300
Pt. 5 The Question of Essentialism 317
19 "This Sex Which is Not One" 323
20 Cultural Feminism versus Post-Structuralism: The Identity Crisis in Feminist Theory 330
21 "In a Word": Interview 356
22 Structuralism or Pragmatics? On Discourse Theory and Feminist Politics 379
23 Contesting Cultures: "Westernization," Respect For Cultures, and Third-World Feminists 396
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