Katie King examines the development of U.S. feminist theory, tracing its inception, rocky development, and internecine struggles. She argues that the subject matter of women’s studies 'is cultural studies.
"This book should definitively alter the map of contemporary feminist theory in the U.S. and abroad... "Donna Landry
|Publisher:||Indiana University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)|
About the Author
KATIE KING is Associate Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Table of Contents
First, a Story: What Is an Object?
1. What Counts as Theory?
Travels through Several Histories of U.S. Feminism
2. Writing Conversations in Feminist Theory:
Investments in Producing Identities and Struggling with Time
3. The Politics of the Oral and the Written:
"Poem," "Story," and "Song" as Writing Technologies in the Apparatus for the Production of Feminist Culture
4. Lesbianism as Feminism’s Magical Sign:
Contests for Meaning and U.S. Women’s Movements, 1968-1972 (1986)
5. Producing Sex, Theory, and Culture:
Gay/Straight ReMappings in Contemporary Feminism (1990)
6. Global Gay Formations and Local Homosexualities:
AIDS Activism and Feminist Theory (1992)