By Mary Eagleton
The Concise spouse to Feminist Theory introduces readers to the vast scope of feminist conception over the past 35 years.
- Introduces readers to the wide scope of feminist conception during the last 35 years.
- Guides scholars alongside the innovative of present feminist idea.
- Suitable for college kids and students of all fields touched by way of feminist idea.
- Covers an extremely large diversity of disciplines, discourses and feminist positions.
- Organised round techniques instead of colleges of feminism.
Chapter 1 position and house (pages 11–31): Linda McDowell
Chapter 2 Time (pages 32–52): Krista Cowman and Louise A. Jackson
Chapter three category (pages 53–72): Rosemary Hennessy
Chapter four ‘Race’ (pages 73–92): Kum?Kum Bhavnani and Meg Coulson
Chapter five Sexuality (pages 93–110): Rey Chow
Chapter 6 topics (pages 111–132): Chris Weedon
Chapter 7 Language (pages 133–152): Sara Mills
Chapter eight Literature (pages 153–172): Mary Eagleton
Chapter nine The visible (pages 173–194): Griselda Pollock
Chapter 10 Feminist Philosophies (pages 195–214): Rosi Braidotti
Chapter eleven Cyberculture (pages 215–235): Jenny Wolmark
Chapter 12 Feminist Futures (pages 236–254): Sara Ahmed
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If history like ﬁction is text, so too are science and theology. All texts, therefore, must be considered in relation to each other as effects of power relationships at the time in which they were produced. New Historicism has evoked differing feminist responses. For feminists who were interested in continuities in terms of women’s ‘experience’ and subjectivity and who wished to highlight a shared identity across time that might be biological and psychical as well as cultural, such an approach seemed politically dangerous; by denying that ‘woman’ existed outside of the text, patriarchy would simply continue to reproduce itself (Neely 1988).
Home/Land A second signiﬁcant set of associations between femininity and home, between gender and place, occurs at a larger spatial scale than that of the home and the city. It draws on a range of associations between the nation-state and idealized womanhood constructed through symbolic representations of the nation-state. Here gendered language, images and artefacts are used to create a particular image of nationalism and national identity. As political theorists have argued (Smith 1986, 1999; Anderson 1991) the nation-state is not only, nor indeed always, a territorial unity; it is also an imaginary community of distant strangers, united through the construction of communal myths, political rhetoric and cultural artefacts that deﬁne who is included and who is excluded from the nation-state.
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