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

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

by Linda Nicholson
ISBN-10:
0415917611
ISBN-13:
9780415917612
Pub. Date:
02/28/1997
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
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The Second Wave: A Reader in Feminist Theory / Edition 1

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415917612
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/28/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 272,333
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; PART 1: EARLY STATEMENTS:

1. Simone de Beauvoir--"Introduction" to The Second Sex

2. Shulamith Firestone--The Dialectic of Sex

3. Gayle Rubin--The Traffic in Women: Notes on the "Political Economy" of Sex

4. The

Combahee River Collective--A Black Feminist Statement

5. Wendy W. Williams--The Equality Crisis: Some Reflections on Culture, Courts, and Feminism

PART 2: WITH AND AGAINST MARX:

6. Heidi Hartman--The Unhappy Mariage of Marxism and Feminism: Towards

a More Progressive Union

7. Michele Barrett--Capitalism and Women's Liberation

8. Linda Nicholson--Feminism and Marx: Integrating Kinship with the Economic

PART 3: GYNOCENTRISM: WOMEN'S OPPRESSION, WOMEN'S IDENTITY, AND WOMEN'S STANDPOINT:

9.

Radicalesbians--The Woman Identified Woman

10. Catharine A. MacKinnon--Sexuality

11. Nancy Chodorow--The Psychodynamics of the Family

12. Carol Gilligan--Woman's Place in Man's Life Cycle

13. Nancy C. M. Hartsock--The Feminist

Standpoint:Developing the Ground for a Specifically Feminist Historical Materialism

14. Patricia Hill Collins--Defining Black Feminist Thought

PART 4: THEORIZING DIFFERENCE/DECONSTRUCTING IDENTITY:

15. Monique Wittig--One is Not Born a Woman;

16.

Elsa Barkley Brown--"What has Happened Here?" The Politics of Difference in Women's History and Feminist Politics

17. Norma Alarcon--The Theoretical Subject(s) of This Bridge Called My Back and Anglo-American Feminism

18. Judith Butler--Imitation and Gender

Insubordination

PART 5: THE QUESTION OF ESSENTIALISM:

19. Luce Irigaray--"This Sex Which is Not One"

20. Linda Alcoff-- Cultural Feminism versus Post-Structuralism: An Identity Crisis in Feminist Theory

21. Gayatri Spivak with Ellen Rooney--"In a

Word, Interview"

22. Nancy Fraser-- Structuralism or Pragmatics? On Discourse Theory and Feminist Politics

23. Uma Narayan--Contesting Cultures: "Westernization," Respect for Cultures, and Third-World Feminists.

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