eBook Coming to Terms (RLE Feminist Theory), 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0203093917
  • ISBN-13: 9780203093917
  • DDC: 305.4201
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 328 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released February 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

For over a decade, feminist studies have occupied an extraordinary position in the United States. On the one hand, they have contributed to the development of a strong ’identity’ politics; on the other, they have been part of the post-structuralist critique of the unified subject – its experience, truth and presence – and of the massive challenge to Western metaphysics and humanism. Along with race and ethnic studies, feminist enquiry has moved beyond the fiction of a unitary feminism to address the differences within the study of difference. The essays in this volume all address feminism’s relationships to theory and politics at the level of the criticism and production of knowledge. Readers and students of politics, history, literature, philosophy, sociology and the sciences – anyone with a stake in theory and politics – will benefit from this powerful book.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction: Terms of Reference.
1: Feminist Politics of Interpretation.
2: Changing the Subject.
3: Julia Kristeva: Take Two.
4: Commentary: Postponing Politics.
5: Sexual Difference and Indifference.
6: Dreaming Dissymmetry: Barthes, Foucault, and Sexual Difference.
7: Is there a Lesbian in this Text? Derrida, Wittig, and the Politics of the Three Women.
8: Commentary: Post-Utopian Difference.
9: Writing History.
10: Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis.
11: The Body Politic.
12: The Problem of Race in Women's History.
13: Commentary: Feminism and the Consolidations of “Women” in History.
14: Discourses of Domination.
15: Feminism and Cross-Cultural Inquiry: The Terms of the Discourse in Islam.
16: “It's You, And not Me”: Domination and “Othering” in Theorizing the “Third World”.
17: Commentary: “All That Is inside Is Not Center”: Responses to the Discourses of Domination.
18: Rethinking Political Economy.
19: A Manifesto for Cyborgs: Science, Technology, and Socialist Feminism in the 1980s.
20: Commentary: Allies and Enemies.
21: Commentary: Cyborgs, Origins, and Subjectivity.
22: Commentary: Cyborgian Socialists?.
23: The Political Economy of Women as Seen by a Literary Critic.
24: Commentary: What Is to Be Done.
Notes.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction: Terms of Reference.
1: Feminist Politics of Interpretation.
2: Changing the Subject.
3: Julia Kristeva: Take Two.
4: Commentary: Postponing Politics.
5: Sexual Difference and Indifference.
6: Dreaming Dissymmetry: Barthes, Foucault, and Sexual Difference.
7: Is there a Lesbian in this Text? Derrida, Wittig, and the Politics of the Three Women.
8: Commentary: Post-Utopian Difference.
9: Writing History.
10: Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis.
11: The Body Politic.
12: The Problem of Race in Women's History.
13: Commentary: Feminism and the Consolidations of “Women” in History.
14: Discourses of Domination.
15: Feminism and Cross-Cultural Inquiry: The Terms of the Discourse in Islam.
16: “It's You, And not Me”: Domination and “Othering” in Theorizing the “Third World”.
17: Commentary: “All That Is inside Is Not Center”: Responses to the Discourses of Domination.
18: Rethinking Political Economy.
19: A Manifesto for Cyborgs: Science, Technology, and Socialist Feminism in the 1980s.
20: Commentary: Allies and Enemies.
21: Commentary: Cyborgs, Origins, and Subjectivity.
22: Commentary: Cyborgian Socialists?.
23: The Political Economy of Women as Seen by a Literary Critic.
24: Commentary: What Is to Be Done.
Notes.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction: Terms of Reference.
1: Feminist Politics of Interpretation.
2: Changing the Subject.
3: Julia Kristeva: Take Two.
4: Commentary: Postponing Politics.
5: Sexual Difference and Indifference.
6: Dreaming Dissymmetry: Barthes, Foucault, and Sexual Difference.
7: Is there a Lesbian in this Text? Derrida, Wittig, and the Politics of the Three Women.
8: Commentary: Post-Utopian Difference.
9: Writing History.
10: Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis.
11: The Body Politic.
12: The Problem of Race in Women's History.
13: Commentary: Feminism and the Consolidations of “Women” in History.
14: Discourses of Domination.
15: Feminism and Cross-Cultural Inquiry: The Terms of the Discourse in Islam.
16: “It's You, And not Me”: Domination and “Othering” in Theorizing the “Third World”.
17: Commentary: “All That Is inside Is Not Center”: Responses to the Discourses of Dom