Feminist Consequences Theory for the New Century

ISBN-10: 0231117051
ISBN-13: 9780231117050
Edition: 2001
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Description: Exploring the status of feminism in this "postfeminist" age, this sophisticated meditation on feminist thinking over the past three decades moves away from the all too common dependence on French theorists and male thinkers and instead builds on a  More...

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List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 2/14/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Exploring the status of feminism in this "postfeminist" age, this sophisticated meditation on feminist thinking over the past three decades moves away from the all too common dependence on French theorists and male thinkers and instead builds on a wide-ranging body of feminist theory written by women. These writings address the question "Where are we going?" as well as "Where have we come from?" As evidenced in the essays compiled here, the multiplicity of directions available to this new feminism ranges from poststructuralist academic theory through cultural activism to re-readings of law, literature, and representation. Contributors include Mieke Bal, Lauren Berlant, Rosi Braidotti, Elisabeth Bronfen, Judith Butler, Rey Chow, Drucilla Cornell, Ann Cvetkovich, Jane Gallop, Beatrice Hanssen, Claire Kahane, Ranjana Khanna, Biddy Martin, Juliet Mitchell, Anita Haya Patterson, and Valerie Smith. Feminist Consequences, representing the forefront of international feminist thought, marks a new and long-desired stage of feminist criticism where women are themselves making theory rather than reacting to male production.

Elisabeth Bronfen is the author, most recently, of The Knotted Subject: Hysteria and Its Discontents. Misha Kavka has published variously on male hysteria, modernist feminism, and gendered subjectivity in film. Both Bronfen and Kavka teach in the Department of English at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Introduction
Whatever Happened to Feminism?
Psychoanalysis and Feminism at the Millennium
Feminist Accused of Sexual Harassment (excerpt)
Gender and Representation
Whatever Happened to Feminist Theory?
The Ethics of Affect
Ethical Ambiguities and Specters of Colonialism: Futures of Transnational Feminism
The Subject of True Feeling: Pain, Privacy, and Politics
Dark Mirrors: A Feminist Reflection on Holocaust Narrative and the Maternal Metaphor
Class and Gender in Narratives of Passing
The Pleasures of Agency
Redressing Grievances: Cross-Dressing Pleasure with the Law
Contingencies of Pleasure and Shame: Jamaican Women's Poetry
Fierce Pussies and Lesbian Avengers: Dyke Activism Meets Celebrity Culture
Where to Feminism?
Enfolding Feminism
Success and Its Failures
Becoming-Woman: Rethinking the Positivity of Difference
The End of Sexual Difference?
A Return for the Future: Interview with Drucilla Cornell
Contributors
Index

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