Theorizing Feminism / Edition 2

Theorizing Feminism / Edition 2

by Anne C. Herrmann, Abigail J. Stewart
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813367883

ISBN-13: 9780813367880

Pub. Date: 12/01/2000

Publisher: Westview Press


In the past three decades, feminist scholars have produced an extraordinary rich body of theoretical writing in humanities and social science disciplines. This revised and updated second edition of Theorizing Feminism: Parallel Trends in the Humanities and Social Sciences, is a genuinely interdisciplinary anthology of significant contributions to

Overview


In the past three decades, feminist scholars have produced an extraordinary rich body of theoretical writing in humanities and social science disciplines. This revised and updated second edition of Theorizing Feminism: Parallel Trends in the Humanities and Social Sciences, is a genuinely interdisciplinary anthology of significant contributions to feminist theory.This timely reader is creatively edited, and contains insightful introductory material. It illuminates the historical development of feminist theory as well as the current state of the field. Emphasizing common themes and interests in the humanities and social sciences, the editors have chosen topics that remain relevant to current debates, reflect the interests of a diverse community of thinkers, and have been central to feminist theory in many disciplines.The contributors include leading figures from the fields of psychology, literary criticism, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, art history, law, and economics. This is the ideal text for any advanced course on interdisciplinary feminist theory, one that fills a long-standing gap in feminist pedagogy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813367880
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
12/01/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
548
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1420L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Creditsix
Reading Feminist Theories: Collaborating Across Disciplinesxi
Part 1Inventing Gender1
Defining Feminism and Feminist Theory
1What Is Feminism?5
2The Combahee River Collective Statement29
3From a Long Line of Vendidas: Chicanas and Feminism38
4Anti-Anti-Identity Politics: Feminism, Democracy, and the Complexities of Citizenship56
Mutual Influence: Humanities and Social Science
5Gender and the Meaning of Difference: Postmodernism and Psychology78
6Romance in the Age of Electronics: Harlequin Enterprises110
Part 2Sex, Sexuality, and Gender131
From Sex to Sexuality
7The Medical Construction of Gender: Case Management of Intersexed Infants135
8The Politics of Androgyny in Japan: Sexuality and Subversion in the Theater and Beyond158
Constructing Gender
9Notes Toward a Feminist Peace Politics196
10Making It Perfectly Queer215
Conceptualizing Difference
11Sex Equality: On Difference and Dominance232
12Deconstructing Equality-Versus-Difference: or, The Uses of Poststructuralist Theory for Feminism254
Part 3Gender, Race, and Class271
Race and Gender
13On Being the Object of Property276
14Gender, Race, Raza295
Postcolonialism
15Feminism and Difference: The Perils of Writing as a Woman on Women in Algeria321
16Violence in the Other Country: China as Crisis, Spectacle, and Woman345
Work, Class, and Gender
17From High Heels to Swathed Bodies: Gendered Meanings Under Production in Mexico's Export-Processing Industry365
18Hegemonic Relations and Gender Resistance: The New Veiling as Accommodating Protest in Cairo387
Part 4Questioning Feminisms413
Women, Citizenship, and Activism
19Fetal Images: The Power of Visual Culture in the Politics of Reproduction416
20Dissident Citizenship: Democratic Theory, Political Courage, and Activist Women443
Feminism/Postfeminism
21Automating Gender: Postmodern Feminism in the Age of the Intelligent Machine482
22African and Western Feminisms: World-Traveling the Tendencies and Possibilities501

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