Third Wave Feminism: A Critical Exploration

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This revised and expanded edition, new in paperback, provides a definitive collection on the current period in feminism known by many as the "third wave". Three sections—genealogies and generations, locales and locations, politics and popular culture—interrogate the wave metaphor and, through questioning the generational account of feminism, indicate possible future trajectories for the feminist movement. New to this edition are an interview with Luce Irigaray, a foreword by Imelda Whelehan as well as newly ...

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Overview

This revised and expanded edition, new in paperback, provides a definitive collection on the current period in feminism known by many as the "third wave". Three sections—genealogies and generations, locales and locations, politics and popular culture—interrogate the wave metaphor and, through questioning the generational account of feminism, indicate possible future trajectories for the feminist movement. New to this edition are an interview with Luce Irigaray, a foreword by Imelda Whelehan as well as newly commissioned chapters.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230521742
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 6/26/2007
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

STACY GILLIS is a Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, UK. She has published on third wave feminism, cybersex, cybertheory and popular modernisms. The co-editor of the Jourbanal of International Women's
Studies
special issue on Third Wave Feminism and Women's
Studies
(April 2003), and The Devil Himself: Villainy in Detective Fiction and Film (2001), her forthcoming work includes the collection The Matrix: Cyberpunk Roloaded (2005). She is currently working on a study of detective fiction and World War One and an account of (un)popular feminisms.

GILLIAN HOWIE is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Liverpool, UK and Director of the Institute for Feminist Theory and Research. She is the author of Deleuze and Spinoza: Aura of Expressionism (2002), the editor of Women: A Cultural Review's special issue on Gender and Philosophy (2003), and co-editor of Gender, Teaching and Research in Higher Education (2001) part of the Institute for Feminist Theory and Research conference series.

REBECCA MUNFORD is a Lecturer in English Literature at Cardiff University. She has published articles on Angela Carter, the Gothic and third wave feminism, and is the co-editor of the Jourbanal of International Women's Studies special issues on Third Wave Feminism and Women's Studies (2003). Her current research projects include a book-length study of twentieth-century women writers and the Gothic, and an exploration of (un)popular feminisms.

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Table of Contents

Foreword; I.Whelehan
• Acknowledgements
• Notes on Contributors
• Introduction; S.Gillis, G.Howie & R.Munford
• PART I: GENERATIONS AND GENEALOGIES
• 'Feminists Love a Utopia': Collaboration, Conflict and the Futures of Feminism; L.S.Sanders
• On the Genealogy of Women: A Defence of Anti-Essentialism; A.Stone
• Kristeva and the Trans-missions of the Intertext: Signs, Mothers and Speaking in Tongues; M.Orr
• Feminist Dissonance: The Logic of Late Feminism; G.Howie & A.Tauchert
• Transgender Feminism: Queering the Woman Question; S.Stryker
• Theorizing the Intermezzo: The Contributions of Postfeminism and Third Wave Feminism; A.D.Lotz
• 'You're not One of Those Boring Masculinists, Are You?': The Question of Male-Embodied Feminist Criticism; Andrew Shail
• PART II: LOCALES AND LOCATIONS
• Wa(i)ving it all Away: Subject Formation and Knowledge Formation in Feminisms of Colour; M.N.Chakraborty
• 'It's all About the Benjamins': Economic Determinants of Third Wave Feminism in the United States; L.Heywood & J.Drake
• Imagining Feminist Futures: The Third Wave, Postfeminism and Eco/feminism; N.Moore
• A Different Chronology: Reflections on Feminism in Contemporary Poland; A.Graff
• Global Feminism, Transnational Political Economies, Third World Cultural Production; W.Woodhull
• Neither Cyborg nor Goddess: The (Im)possibilities of Cyberfeminism; S.Gillis
• PART III: POLITICS AND POPULAR CULTURE
• Contests for the Meaning of Third Wave Feminism: Feminism and Popular Consciousness; E.K.Garrison
• 'Also I Wanted so Much to Leave for the West': Postcolonial Feminism Rides the Third Wave; A.Valassopoulos
• (Un)fashionable Feminists: The Media and Ally McBeal; K.Gorton
• 'Kicking Ass is Comfort Food': Buffy as Third Wave Feminist Icon; P.Pender
• 'My Guns are in the Fendi!': The Postfeminist Female Action Hero; C.L.Stasia
• Sexing it Up? Women, Pornography and the Third Wave Feminism; M.Waters
• 'Wake Up and Smell the Lipgloss': Gender, Generation and the (A)politics of Girl Power; R.Munford
• IN DIALOGUE
• Interview with Luce Irigaray; G.Howie
• Interview with Elaine Showalter; S.Gillis & R.Munford
• Afterword; J.Spencer
• Index
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