Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory / Edition 2

Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory / Edition 2

by Toril Moi, Moi Toril
     
 

What are the political implications of a feminist critical practice? How do the problems of the literary text relate to the priorities and perspectives of feminist politics as a whole?
Sexual/Textual Politics addresses these fundamental questions and examines the strengths and limitations of the two main strands in feminist criticism, the Anglo-American

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What are the political implications of a feminist critical practice? How do the problems of the literary text relate to the priorities and perspectives of feminist politics as a whole?
Sexual/Textual Politics addresses these fundamental questions and examines the strengths and limitations of the two main strands in feminist criticism, the Anglo-American and the French, paying particular attention to the works of Cixous, Irigaray and Kristeva. In the years since publication this book has rightly attained the status of a classic. Written for readers with little knowledge of the subject, Sexual/Textual Politics nevertheless makes its own intervention into key debates, arguing provocatively for a commitedly political and theoretical criticism as against merely textual or apolitical approaches.
With a new afterword in this edition, Sexual/Textual Politics is a must-read for all those interested in feminist literary theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415280129
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/02/2002
Series:
New Accents Series
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,461,205
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

General Editor's Preface
Preface
Acknowledgments
A Note on the Text
Introduction: Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? Feminist readings of Woolf1
Pt. IAnglo-American feminist criticism
1Two feminist classics21
2'Images of Women' criticism41
3Women writing and writing about women49
4Theoretical reflections69
Pt. IIFrench feminist theory
5From Simone de Beauvoir to Jacques Lacan89
6Helene Cixous: an imaginary utopia100
7Patriarchal reflections: Luce Irigaray's looking-glass126
8Marginality and subversion: Julia Kristeva149
Afterword173
Notes186
References197
Index211

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