Category: Feminist Theory

The Barbara Johnson Reader: The Surprise of Otherness by Barbara Johnson

By Barbara Johnson

This Reader collects in one quantity essentially the most influential essays written by way of Barbara Johnson over the process her thirty-year profession as a pioneering literary theorist and cultural critic. Johnson accomplished renown early in her profession, either as a super pupil of the Yale college of literary feedback and because the translator of Jacques Derrida's Dissemination. She went directly to cleared the path in extending the insights of structuralism and poststructuralism into newly rising fields now relevant to literary reports, fields equivalent to gender reports, African American reviews, queer conception, and legislation and literature. beautiful versions of serious analyzing and writing, her essays domesticate rigorous wondering of universalizing assumptions, appreciate for otherness and distinction, and an appreciation of ambiguity.

Along with the vintage essays that proven her position in literary scholarship, this Reader makes on hand a range of Johnson's later essays, brilliantly lucid and politically trenchant works exploring multilingualism and translation, materiality, ethics, subjectivity, and sexuality. The Barbara Johnson Reader deals a historic advisor in the course of the metamorphoses and tumultuous debates that experience outlined literary learn in fresh many years, as seen by way of one among severe theory's so much astute thinkers.

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Citizenship: Pushing the Boundaries: Feminist Review #57 by The Feminist Review Collective

By The Feminist Review Collective

Citizenship: Pushing the limits brings jointly worldwide views and problems with citizenship specifically nearby and nationwide contexts. It comprehensively covers modern feminist debates on citizenship equivalent to: citizenship as a standing bestowing rights and obligations, passive and lively citizenship, and the differences and interconnections among the private and non-private citizen.

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Architecture and Feminism by Elizabeth Danze, Debra Coleman

By Elizabeth Danze, Debra Coleman

Over the past a number of many years, feminists and designers have independently built opinions of recent Western assumptions and cultural practices. Architecture and Feminism addresses the intersection of those likely disparate fields via a full of life and numerous selection of essays and tasks, together with interdisciplinary investigations of literature, social background, domestic economics, and paintings history.

Articles learn such assorted issues as Niki de Saint-Phalles exuberant building-sized lady sculpture Hon, the aesthetics and politics of the Playboy bachelor pad, Edith Wharton's principles on household structure, and the Legend of grasp Manole, a disquieting japanese ecu folktale that prescribes the ritual entombment of ladies within the partitions of constructions, whereas visible initiatives take recognized constructions through Philip Johnson and Louis Sullivan as issues of departure for a feminist studying of architectural background. instead of proposing a unmarried, didactic place, this assortment bargains various clean voices to explain the cross-connections and shared matters among structure and feminism.

Contributors to Architecture and Feminism contain Manuela Antoniu, Vanessa Chase, Deborah Fausch, Molly Hankwitz, Susan R. Henderson, Amy Landesberg, Lisa Quatrale, Christine S. E. Magar, Mary McLeod, and George Wagner.

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This Sex Which Is Not One by Luce Irigaray

By Luce Irigaray

In This intercourse which isn't One, Luce Irigaray elaborates on a number of the significant issues of Speculum of the opposite Woman, her landmark paintings at the prestige of girl in Western philosophical discourse and in psychoanalytic conception. In 11 acute and generally ranging essays, Irigaray reconsiders the query of lady sexuality in various contexts which are correct to present dialogue of feminist idea and practice.

Among the themes she treats are the consequences of the idea of Freud and Lacan for figuring out womanhood and articulating a female discourse; vintage perspectives at the value of the variation among female and male intercourse organs; and the event of erotic excitement in males and in ladies. She additionally takes up explicitly the query of monetary exploitation of girls; in an astute interpreting of Marx she indicates that the subjection of girl has been institutionalized through her relief to an item of financial trade. all through Irigaray seeks to dispute and displace male-centered buildings of language and proposal via a demanding writing perform that takes a primary step towards a woman's discourse, a discourse that will placed an finish to Western culture's enduring phallocentrism.

Making extra direct and available the subversive problem of Speculum of the opposite Woman, this volume―skillfully translated through Catherine Porter (with Carolyn Burke)―will be crucial analyzing for someone heavily occupied with modern feminist issues.

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Feminist Theaters in the USA (Gender in Performance) by Charlot Canning

By Charlot Canning

Feminist Theaters within the united states is a clean, informative portrait of a key period in feminist and theater historical past it is necessary analyzing for feminist scholars, theater historians and theater practitioners. Their persisted move ahead might be challenged and enriched by means of this well timed glance again on the trials and accomplishments in their predecessors. Canning interviews over thirty girls who took half within the dynamic feminist theater of the Seventies and Nineteen Eighties. they supply first-hand debts of the thrill, struggles and options which shaped their adventure. From this beginning Cannning constructs a compelling blend of old survey, critique and social gathering which explores: * The background of the teams and their formation * The politics which formed their paintings * Their tools and artistic approaches * The productions they dropped at the level * The reception from critics and audiences

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