Theory in Its Feminist Travels

Theory in Its Feminist Travels

Conversations in U. S. Women’s Movements
Katie King
Distribution: World
Publication date: 1/1/1995
ISBN: 978-0-253-11516-4
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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

Author Bio

KATIE KING is Associate Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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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)