The Book Read Backwards: The Deconstruction of Patriarchy and the Wombanization of Being

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The Book Read Backwards traces the history of patriarchy and its consequent representation and deconstruction in feminist literature. Questioning the presuppositions of feminist thought and analyzing the origins and validity of terminology utilized in such thinking, Barnes critiques modern thought within the framework of a gulf between the historical and the ideological. As the author states in the preface, "Feminism reveals the leavening of human thought acknowledged in words. Like all ideology it forms, ...

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Overview

The Book Read Backwards traces the history of patriarchy and its consequent representation and deconstruction in feminist literature. Questioning the presuppositions of feminist thought and analyzing the origins and validity of terminology utilized in such thinking, Barnes critiques modern thought within the framework of a gulf between the historical and the ideological. As the author states in the preface, "Feminism reveals the leavening of human thought acknowledged in words. Like all ideology it forms, progresses and grows." This text gives the reader considerable insight into that process.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761816478
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Pages: 552
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Meet the Author

Alexander Barnes is a Professor in the English Department at Chung Ang University in Seoul, Korea.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Is Creation a Womb or a Phallus, or Simply Misrepresented?: Chapter 3 It is Absurd and Therefore I Believe Chapter 4 Concerning Logical Constraints Chapter 5 The Ghost of Reason Chapter 6 The Feminine Aesthetic Chapter 7 The Universe According to Sade Chapter 8 The Wombanization of Being: Chapter 9 Woman's Being Chapter 10 Kristeva as Diva Chapter 11 On Intimations of the Divine Chapter 12 Retribution: Chapter 13 Retribution Chapter 14 Heidegger's Being There Chapter 15 Incipit Tragoedia Chapter 16 The Kindness of Gloria Chapter 17 Perceiving is Directing Chapter 18 Hunger, Pain: The Truth in Being Chapter 19 Being/Nonbeing

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