Feminist Studies / Critical Studies

Feminist Studies / Critical Studies

Edited by Teresa de Lauretis
Distribution: U.S. Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Japan
Publication date: 12/1/1986
Format: paper
ISBN: 978-0-253-20386-1
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“This wonderful book does nothing less than to create the next stage of feminist thought.” —Catharine R. Stimpson

“De Lauretis provides a way of thinking about feminism that accepts rather than tries to resolve differences, that refuses fixed definitional categories and insists instead on the contradictory and changing meaning of gendered identities.” —The Women’s Review of Books

“This is not a new collection but it is still one of the best.” —Exceptional Human Experience

The essays in this collection represent very recent developments in feminist research and writing in the areas of history, scientific discourse, literary criticism, and cultural theory.

The contributors are: Teresa de Lauretis, Linda Gordon, Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, Ruth Bleier, Evelyn Fox Keller, Jessica Benjamin, Nancy K. Miller, Tania Modleski, Sondra O’Neale, Sheila Radford-Hill, Cherrie Moraga, Biddy Martin, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, and Mary Russo.

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Table of Contents

Preface

1. Feminist Studies/Critical Studies: Issues, Terms, and Contexts
Teresa de Lauretis

2. What’s New in Women’s History
Linda Gordon

3. Writing History: Language, Class, and Gender
Carroll Smith-Rosenberg

4. Lab Coat: Robe of Innocence or Klansman’s Sheet?

5. Making Gender Visible in the Pursuit of Nature’s Secrets
Evelyn Fox Keller

6. A Desire of One’s Own: Psychoanalytic Feminism and Intersubjective Space
Jessica Benjamin

7. Changing the Subject: Authorship, Writing, and the Reader
Nancy K. Miller

8. Feminism and the Power of Interpretation: Some Critical Readings
Tania Modleski

9. Inhibiting Midwives, Usurping Creators: The Struggling Emergence of Black Women in American Fiction

10. Considering Feminism as a Model for Social Change
Sheila Radford-Hill

11.From a Long Line of Vendidas: Chicanas and Feminism
Cherrie Moraga

12. Feminsit Politics: What’s Home Got to Do with It?
Biddy Martin and Chandra Talpade Mohanty

13. Female Grotesques: Carnival and Theory
Mary Russo

Notes on Contributors