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1. The Feminization of American Culture
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3. Poetics of the Feminine : Authority
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1. The Feminization of American Culture
by Ann Douglas
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Catlog: Book (1998-10-01)
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This classic of modern feminism is an ambitious attempt to trace certain present-day values back to cultural shifts of the 19th century. Historian Ann Douglas entwines the fate of American women, most notably those of the white middle class, with that of clergy marginalized by the rise in religious denominations and consequent dilution of their power base. No longer invited to wield influence in vital (some might say traditionally masculine) political and economic arenas, clergy were pushed toward more feminine spheres and rules of expression. Likewise, as growing numbers of middle-class white women lost their place as the indispensable center of household production, and many lower-class women became easily replaced industrial cogs, a none-too-subtle shift in perceptions about women's strengths and abilities occurred. Women lost voting rights and other legal privileges; barred from healing and midwifery, they were also less likely to appear in other increasingly male professions. Academies for wealthier girls imparted skills deemed to entice and soothe men without taxing supposedly tiny feminine brains; when Emma Willard offered geometry lessons to girls in the 1820s, one opponent harrumphed: "They'll be educating cows next." Douglas chronicles the rise of an overwhelmingly sentimental "feminization" of mass culture--in which writers of both sexes underscored popular convictions about women's weaknesses, desires, and proper place in the world--with erudite and well-argued scholarship. --Francesca Coltrera ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars masterly
One can only imagine the work that has gone into this staggering piece of intellectual history - whose axis is the unforeseeable and fateful rise of the female public in American intellectual life, and contemporaneously the collapse of the old, muscular style of Protestant religiosity and intellect - from the kind and number of sources the author uses. She has apparently trawled through reams and piles of obscure newspapers and magazines, familiarized herself with writing most of us would be glad to avoid, learned to distinguish the various strands of an intellectual and publishing life which is, to modern America, as alien as imperial China or early Sumer. The result is tremendous: not only a resurrection of a past age that does it honour and justice (if anything, one seems to perceive, in this female scholar, a certain sympathy - even nostalgia - for the utra-male, activist, iron-faced world of the old Puritan thinkers, post-Jonathan Edwards and his likes), but a flood of light on the origins of our (not exclusively American) world and society. This simply cannot be praised too much; future historians will not be able to prescind from it.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not a feminist polemic, nor "cultural criticism"
This is foremost a history, and has a focus rather more restricted than its title would suggest, surveying the careers and lives of thirty women and thirty (male) ministers involved in the "feminization" of northeastern Victorian America. The author convinced me in arguing for the significance of said feminization, but I felt burdened by all the biographical minutiae. One has to ignore reams of trivia to grasp the larger themes hinted at in the titles of the chapters (e.g., "The Escape From History," "The Domestication of Death). Where the author breaks the tedium with an impassioned commentary, she seems to be writing a different book altogether. But Douglas's treatment of the theme is original and even-handed, and her short biography of Margaret Fuller compensates for the tiresome church histories. ... Read more


2. A Critique of Postcolonial Reason: Toward a History of the Vanishing Present
by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
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Are the "culture wars" over? When did they begin? What is their relationship to gender struggle and the dynamics of class? In her first full treatment of postcolonial studies, a field that she helped define, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, one of the world's foremost literary theorists, poses these questions from within the postcolonial enclave. "We cannot merely continue to act out the part of Caliban," Spivak writes; and her book is an attempt to understand and describe a more responsible role for the postcolonial critic. A Critique of Postcolonial Reason tracks the figure of the "native informant" through various cultural practices-philosophy, history, literature-to suggest that it emerges as the metropolitan hybrid. The book addresses feminists, philosophers, critics, and interventionist intellectuals, as they unite and divide. It ranges from Kant's analytic of the sublime to child labor in Bangladesh. Throughout, the notion of a Third World interloper as the pure victim of a colonialist oppressor emerges as sharply suspect: the mud we sling at certain seemingly overbearing ancestors such as Marx and Kant may be the very ground we stand on. A major critical work, Spivak's book redefines and repositions the postcolonial critic, leading her through transnational cultural studies into considerations of globality. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars music from under the floorboards
Spivak works in the interstices to tease out what has been left out in ideas, in cultures, in histories, in language.
Many people apparently are maddened by her methods because there is no easy "method" to be extracted from her work. Her style is an antithesis to traditional "methods". The only real tool a theorist or critic has is intelligence and that quality is not easily described and perhaps not directly transmittable, especially when the kind of intelligence in question has no precedent and must thus inscribe itself into the language for the first time.

1-0 out of 5 stars Shameful
It's sad that someone of Spivak's obvious (too obvious) learning can be coddled by her friends in academia into thinking this book is publishable. One of its biggest problems is style. Surely the greatest virtue of any style is the presentation of complex material in as clear and economical a way possible. Instead a jargon-heavy and convoluted approach which might as well be lifted from a translation of Foucault makes her sound like an undergraduate over-eager to impress her new supervisor. Nobody who takes scholarship seriously can deny the central importance of style to a book's quality of argument. Someone as self-indulgent as this has obviously fallen for her own publicity - another worrying feature of this book is the leading scholars who have gathered round to applaud it - which has implications for her level of argument as well. Again and again she shows herself uninterested in politics or history except as concepts she can put through her (well-memorised, but otherwise unremarkable) post-deconstructionist grinder. Best-student-in-the-class stuff: a good learner but trying too hard.

This book is worrying. Thank god for that most unexpected dissenting voice, Terry Eagleton.

4-0 out of 5 stars Some confused twaddle, but interesting too
This is book is often silly and almost always self-righteous in academe's usual way, but there are valuable and engaging, if not entirely original, ideas here about feminism and economic inequity. For Marxism and the contemporary relations of affluent West vs. impoverished (and largely female) populations, there are much better books available; the author is of course a prominent academic star, but if you are genuinely concerned about the plight of those left out of Western prosperity and hegemony, there are intelligent studies by Cornel West and other brilliant thinkers.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent book that weaves together past and present work
Spivak's latest full length book includes new work on Derrida and deconstruction, culture studies, rhetoric, and history. Its discussion of colonialism, postcolonialism, and neocolonialism are valuable additions to the field of 'postcolonial theory'.

1-0 out of 5 stars Let's hope the field can do better than this
This book is about 400 pages too long. Postcolonialism and Cultural Studies approaches to problems deserve a better advertisement than this costly bit of charlatanry. ... Read more


3. Poetics of the Feminine : Authority and Literary Tradition in William Carlos Williams, Mina Loy, Denise Levertov, and Kathleen Fraser (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture)
by Linda A. Kinnahan
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Catlog: Book (1994-03-25)
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This book examines the early work of William Carlos Williams in relationship to a women's tradition of American poetry, as represented by Mina Loy, Denise Levertov and Kathleen Fraser--three generations of women poets working in or directly from a modernist tradition.Linda Kinnahan traces notions of the feminine and the maternal that develop as Williams seeks to create a modern poetics.Positioning Williamas in relationship to these three generations of Anglo-American women, the book pursues two questions: what can women poets, writing with an informed awareness of Williams, teach us about his modernist poetics of contact, and just as importantly, what can they teach us about the process, for women, of constructing a self within a male-dominated tradition? ... Read more


4. In Other Worlds: Essays in Cultural Politics
by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
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Catlog: Book (1988-02-01)
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Spivak debates general questions of theory with political philosophers such as Habermas and Althusser, psychoanalysts such as Kristeva, and with legal theorists such as Dworkin. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars In Other Worlds
In Other Worlds: Essays in Cultural Politics, Gayatri Spivak is interested in finding new ways to apply Marxism and Feminism to literary texts. She argues that the traditional ways of reading texts and the traditional canon of knowledge leave out many important voices from Other Worlds. Her essays focus on the growing need for academic departments to become increasingly integrated in order to better understand the world's political, social and economic issues that hegemonically maintain the cultural and economic hierarchy. Spivak argues that the positions and ways of knowing from within Euro-American universities have a direct and overwhelming influence on the ways ideological and economic imperialism is imposed on the "Third World". This is important because, as Spivak suggests, the task of coming to terms with Euro-American imperialism can not be accomplished within departmental boundaries. Instead, the boundaries that serve to separate disciplines and create "specialists" in any given area need to be broadened to inform all aspects of the social and economic situations.
Coming from a Feminist, Marxist and deconstructionist framework, Spivak shows how categories can help to place people, but should not be used as absolute boundaries of discourse. Throughout her essays, Spivak turns to Jacques Derrida, Roland Barthes, and other intellectuals to suggest an increased need for a deconstructionist theory of discourse regarding not just literature, but all texts. She calls attention to the need for a deconstructionist framework within the academia because she believes that that is the only way we will be able to see how ideologies and ways of knowing in developed nations directly affect less developed nations.
From a feminist perspective, Spivak sees the Marxian framework as being insufficient in developing an understanding about the mode of production, use value, exchange value and surplus value in regards to the womb. This, she suggests in an important site for the liberation of the female body in society. She believes that the female body has been left out of the mode of production, and therefore does not gain the same esteem for the labor it endures. In the chapter, Feminism and Critical Theory, Spivak asks what the consequences of giving housework an exchange value would be on social relations and the female position within the family. Spivak suggests that this question can be talked about in terms of "alienation". She argues against the presumption that laborers are always separated from their products and that is the reason they feel alienated from society. This is because she sees this framework as leaving out one of the most fundamental and important relationships of the laborer to their production, which she sees as being the woman's labor in the womb and the production of her child. Although she explains that child does not have an exchange value, she still considers the child to be a product of the woman's labor. She further shows how in many cases the man becomes the ultimate "owner" of the child, because he considers himself to be the legal custodian. From this perspective, Spivak argues for a rereading of Marxism, that includes the female reproductive economies. This, she believes will allow for a position from which women will be able to take claim to some of their labor which in most cases is neither valued, nor considered "real" labor.
From a psychoanalytical perspective, Spivak calls for an amendment to Freud's "penis envy" to include "womb envy". She points out both Freud and Marx's lack of explanations about the women's womb as a site for gender identity construction. She shows how Freud's genital stage fails to discuss the vagina or clitoris, but instead primarily focuses on the phallic. She sees this as being an important failure on Freud's part and argues that "our task in rewriting the text of Freud is not so much to declare the idea of penis-envy rejectable, but to make available the idea of womb-envy as something that interacts with the idea of penis-envy to determine human sexuality and the production of society" (Spivak 1989:81). Spivak uses these two rewritings of both Freud and Marx, to call attention to the need for works to be deconstructed to show the contexts from which they were produced. Spivak is not interested in refuting or objecting to what she calls the "great male texts", but on the other hand believes that it is only through rewriting these texts that progress and change can be made from within academia.
In the essay, A Literary Representation of the Subaltern: A Woman's Text from the Third World, Spivak explicitly lays out the main goals of her essay. She is most interested in the constant "interruptions" between the historian and literature teacher, which she believes bring out some of the positionalities and contexts from which texts occur. She is also interested in taking theoretical propositions and placing them in what she calls "alien arguments" in order to better estimate their true validity in relation to the complexities of theoretical "truths". By understanding some of the limitations of Marxism, feminism, French high theory and liberal feminism, she believes that the "subalternization" of less developed or "third world" literatures can be realized. Throughout this essay, she focuses on the methodologies used to represent "third world" both historically and fictively. Spivak believes that both history and fiction contain elements of each other, and the difference between the truth and the fiction of their texts is only a matter of degree. ... Read more


5. Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism
by Trinh T. Min-Ha
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Catlog: Book (1989-06-01)
Publisher: Indiana University Press
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6. Charlotte Smith : Romanticism, Poetry and the Culture of Gender
by Jacqueline M. Labbe
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Catlog: Book (2003-12-19)
Publisher: Manchester University Press
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Covering all Smith's major poetry (Elegiac Sonnets, The Emigrants and Beachy Head), as well as the prose apparatus to the poetry (prefaces, dedications, and footnotes), this book reads her work in light of her self-representations as a poet, mother, and social critic, and uncovers a hitherto-unexamined coherence in both content and style. Smith is shown to be both an innovator and a significant figure in understanding Romantic conceptions of gender.
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7. Writing on the Body
by Katie Conboy, Nadia Medina, Sarah Stanbury
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Catlog: Book (1997-04-15)
Publisher: Columbia University Press
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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In many fields, the body is the topic generating exciting new research and interdisciplinary inquiry. Feminist theorists, in particular, have focused on the female body as the site where representations of difference and identity are inscribed. Drawn from a broad range of disciplines, explores the tensions between women's lived bodily experiences and the cultural meanings inscribed on the female body. The volume includes classic and contemporary essays on rape, pornography, eroticism, anorexia, body building, menstruation, and maternity, and challenges racial, class, and sexual categories. Complemented by the editor's introduction, is a comprehensive sourcebook on the major theoretical positions and critical trends surrounding the female body. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars good beginning
writing on the body provides good sample-sizes of a variety of feminist theorists ranging from judith butler's essay on gender performativity to sandra lee bartky's (amazing) essay using foucault's work to analyze how various mechanisms of control affect women's bodily experiences. while writing on the body does an excellent job covering a range of theorists, the reader is left with literally only a tiny piece of each theorist. therefore, this anthology serves as a good beginning for those looking to investigate feminist theorizing about the body.

4-0 out of 5 stars A great feminist reader
This is a wonderful collection of essays for anyone looking for an introduction to feminist theory, or simply for new ways to perceive and analyze the body. The bitesize samples of Judith Butler, Catharine MacKinnon, Audre Lorde, and bell hooks challenge the reader to confront contemporary issues such as rape, gender, and representations of women of color in ways that are radically different from mainstream thought. ... Read more


8. Felicitous Space: Imaginative Structures of Edith Wharton and Willa Cather
by Judith Fryer
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Catlog: Book (1986-05-01)
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9. No Mans Land: The Place of the Woman Writer in the Twentieth Century : The War of the Words
by Sandra M. Gilbert, Susan Gubar
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Catlog: Book (1989-08-01)
Publisher: Yale University Press
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With this powerful and provocative book the authors of the classic The Madwoman in the Attic launch a landmark three-volume overview of modern literature in England and America, bringing feminist theory to bear on writings by men as well as women. In Volume One Gilbert and Gubar survey the social, literary, and linguistic conflicts between men and women that mark modernism, examining the work of writers from Alfred Lord Tennyson and Charlotte Bronte to Robert Lowell and May Sarton. ... Read more


10. Recovering Christina Rossetti : Female Community and Incarnational Poetics
by Mary Arseneau
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This book re-conceives Christina Rossetti's poetic identity by exposing the androcentric bias inherent in the histories of the Rossetti family and of Pre-Raphaelitism, by turning new attention to the Rossetti women, and by reconstituting a female and religious community for Rossetti's writing. Drawing on extensive archival research, Mary Arseneau investigates how Rossetti's religious faith sustains her poetic practice and authorizes her cultural and aesthetic critique; the result is a re-evaluation and re-contextualization of the whole range of Rossetti's writing.
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11. The Spivak Reader: Selected Works of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Donna Landry, Gerald Maclean, Gerald M. MacLean
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Catlog: Book (1995-12-01)
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Among the foremost feminist critics to have emerged to international eminence over the last fifteen years, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak has relentlessly challenged the high ground of established theoretical discourse in literary and cultural studies. Although her rigorous reading of various authors has often rendered her work difficult terrain for those unfamiliar with poststructuralism, this collection makes significant strides in explicating Spivak's complicated theories of reading. ... Read more


12. Feminism and Theatre
by Sue-Ellen Case
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Catlog: Book (1988-04-14)
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13. Labor Pains: Emerson, Hawthorne, and Alcott on Work and the Woman Question (Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory)
by Carolyn R. Maibor
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This book explores the importance of work and its role in defining and developing the self. Maibor reveals how the writings of Emerson, Hawthorne, and Alcott delve into notions of equality through this emphasis on labor. In doing so she challenges the traiditional view of Emerson as unconcerned with societal issues, and opens the work of Hawthorne and Alcott to new feminist readings. ... Read more


14. The Domestic Revolution: Enlightenment Feminisms and the Novel
by Eve Tavor Bannet
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Catlog: Book (2000-10-01)
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Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Revising Enlightenment feminism
Bannet's book testifies to the new, revisionist wave in feminist criticism. In this trend, Christianity is less a whipping boy than itself an agent of feminist change, while once-polarized positions (conservative/liberal, feminist/misogynist, etc.) are treated with considerably more complexity. Here, what is at issue is not "Enlightenment feminism," singular, but "feminisms," plural. Bannet divides her feminisms into two camps: the Egalitarian camp, which argues that men and women are equal in all respects, and that hierarchical power relationships in both family and nation are the root of most social evils; and the Matriarchal camp, which argues that women are actually superior to men, and that a properly ordered family will lead to a properly ordered state. She then pursues these oppositions through readings of a number of mid-to-late eighteenth century novels by women, paying particular attention to the cultural effects of the Hardwicke Marriage Act (1753) and of the cult of Rousseau. (Bannet's analyses of the various permutations undergone by Rousseau's JULIE are among the best in the book.)

As a general schema, the Egalitarian/Matriarch opposition should prove useful. I did have a few qualms, however. First, while binary oppositions can be helpful, they too can be constricting. Are there really no substantial differences between Mrs. Jane West and Hannah More? Second, and speaking of West and More, I was left wondering how Bannet would define an anti-feminist woman writer--since all the usual suspects have now been appropriated for matriarchal feminism. Part of the problem here may be that the text slides from "interest in reforming woman's role" to "feminism": this is not necessarily a viable position.

On a different note, I must register some real dismay at the quality of the copy-editing. Fanny Burney's EVELINA mutates into EVALINA; Vicesimus Knox becomes "Vicissimus"; J. G. A. Pocock becomes "G. T. A. Pocock"; Catharine Macaulay becomes "Macauley" and, on occasion, "Catherine"; and Thomas Gisborne becomes "Gisbourne." (A WORLDCAT search for "Thomas Gisbourne" turned up only one title published under that name, as opposed to nearly two hundred titles for "Thomas Gisborne"--including the ones discussed by Bannet.) Accidentals are sometimes mis-formatted or omitted altogether. Unfortunately, this too represents a current trend in academic publishing. ... Read more


15. Katie's Canon: Womanism and the Soul of the Black Community
by Katie Geneva Cannon
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5-0 out of 5 stars a pleasure to read
This book is a classic. It is a must have for any religion student, women's studies major or African American studies major. Dr. Cannon's writing is beautifully poetic and extremely intellectually stimulating. Her work is rooted in social ethics and deeply sensitive to race, class and gender struggles on multiple levels. As a former student of the author I can also say that this book mirrors her dynamic teaching style of presenting an issue- like an onion peeling back the layers leaving the reader thirsting for more information resulting in tangeting research endeavors, conversations with others and probing for how similar contemporarious issues are developing in modern society right down to local level. I read this book cover to cover and would recommend it highly to anyone who encounters it. They will walk away with a gift only Dr Cannon could give. She is a profound ethicist and gifted educator who ministers to the call for social justice with passion and has the ability to make you think harder than you ever have before. Her book accomplishes this task and her grasp of language and critical concepts pushes the reader to wrap their brain around ideas and statements in a way that will forever change how one digests the written word. ... Read more


16. New Latina Narrative: The Feminine Space of Postmodern Ethnicity
by Ellen McCracken
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Catlog: Book (1999-04-01)
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
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17. Fictional Feminism: How American Bestsellers Affect the Movement for Women's Equality
by Kim A. Loudermilk
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Catlog: Book (2003-12-01)
Publisher: Routledge
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This book focuses on the ways in which second-wave feminism has been represented in American popular culture, and on the effects that these representations have had on feminism as a political movement. Kim Loudermilk provides close readings of four best-selling novels and their film adaptations. According to Loudermilk, each of these novels contains explicitly feminist characters and themes, yet each presents a curiously ambivalent picture of feminism; these texts at once take feminism seriously and subtly undercut its most central tenets. This book argues that these texts create a kind of "fictional feminism" that recuperates feminism's radical potential, thereby lessening the threat it presents to the status quo. ... Read more


18. Outside in the Teaching Machine
by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
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Catlog: Book (1993-09-20)
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Gayatri Spivak, one of the most influential scholars in critical theory today, addresses the issues of multi-culturalism, international feminism, and post-colonial criticism, in an exciting new collection of her recent work. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Unabashedly deconstructivist
Deconstruction is alive and kicking in the writing of la Spivak. Oddly enough, when noone else seems to be doing it. Yet, in her practical criticism of theory and pedagogy Spivak is more than coherent and consistent, and this is due mostly to her endorsement of post-structuralist ways. Highly recommended for those who want to witness a truly serious academic stretching a point! ... Read more


19. Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory (New Accents)
by Toril Moi
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Catlog: Book (2002-09)
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Written for readers with little knowledge of the subject, Sexual/Textual Politics nevertheless makes its own intervention into key debates, arguing provocatively for a commitedly political and theoretical criticism as against merely textual or apolitical approaches. ... Read more


20. Technologies of Gender: Essays on Theory, Film, and Fiction (Theories of Representation & Difference)
by Teresa De Lauretis
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Catlog: Book (1987-11-01)
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5-0 out of 5 stars teresa rules!
This is a brilliant book, beautifully written and critically engaged in contemporary debates on gender theory and philosophy. Judith Butler may have reached stardom with Gender Trouble, but you will find many of her ideas in this earlier work of de Lauretis. Especially the first chapter is essential reading for anyone entering the field of gender theory, and, above all: de Lauretis' discursive style makes a lot more sense than Butler's!

5-0 out of 5 stars Essential theory
Teresa de Lauretis is possibly _the_ most quoted gender theorist after Foucault. Arguments in this book have been taken up by the likes of Judith Butler, Michael Warner, and Judith Halberstam. ... Read more


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