eBook Nostalgia and Sexual Difference (RLE Feminist Theory): The Resistance to Contemporary Feminism, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0203093941
  • ISBN-13: 9780203093948
  • DDC: 813.540935
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released February 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

Dissatisfaction with the present can cause people to gaze nostalgically back to an idealized past; that nostalgia pervades contemporary rhetoric. In lamenting the ’degeneracy’ of present-day America, social and literary critics as well as contemporary novelists often choose as their scapegoat the women’s movement and its increasing influence. Doane and Hodges show us how these social observers seek to ’reinstate’ America and American values in ways that, overtly or covertly, do battle with the feminist movement for control of rhetoric, the power of language.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
1: Monstrous Amazons.
2: Feminism and the Decline of America.
3: Women and the Word According to Garp.
4: The Anxiety of Feminist Influence.
5: Feminist Scholarship as Shadow WorK.
6: Family Feud.
Postscript.
Notes.
References.
Index.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
1: Monstrous Amazons.
2: Feminism and the Decline of America.
3: Women and the Word According to Garp.
4: The Anxiety of Feminist Influence.
5: Feminist Scholarship as Shadow WorK.
6: Family Feud.
Postscript.
Notes.
References.
Index.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
1: Monstrous Amazons.
2: Feminism and the Decline of America.
3: Women and the Word According to Garp.
4: The Anxiety of Feminist Influence.
5: Feminist Scholarship as Shadow WorK.
6: Family Feud.
Postscript.
Notes.
References.
Index.