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By Mary Eagleton

The Concise significant other to Feminist Theory introduces readers to the extensive scope of feminist conception during the last 35 years.

  • Introduces readers to the large scope of feminist idea during the last 35 years.
  • Guides scholars alongside the leading edge of present feminist concept.
  • Suitable for college kids and students of all fields touched by means of feminist concept.
  • Covers an extremely extensive variety of disciplines, discourses and feminist positions.
  • Organised round recommendations instead of colleges of feminism.

Content:
Chapter 1 position and house (pages 11–31): Linda McDowell
Chapter 2 Time (pages 32–52): Krista Cowman and Louise A. Jackson
Chapter three classification (pages 53–72): Rosemary Hennessy
Chapter four ‘Race’ (pages 73–92): Kum?Kum Bhavnani and Meg Coulson
Chapter five Sexuality (pages 93–110): Rey Chow
Chapter 6 matters (pages 111–132): Chris Weedon
Chapter 7 Language (pages 133–152): Sara Mills
Chapter eight Literature (pages 153–172): Mary Eagleton
Chapter nine The visible (pages 173–194): Griselda Pollock
Chapter 10 Feminist Philosophies (pages 195–214): Rosi Braidotti
Chapter eleven Cyberculture (pages 215–235): Jenny Wolmark
Chapter 12 Feminist Futures (pages 236–254): Sara Ahmed

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Influenced by Michel Foucault’s re-articulation of the idea that there is no absolute truth, that ‘knowledge’ and ‘power’ are intertwined, and that ‘knowledge’ is discursively constructed, the New Historicist approach to literary studies, most closely associated with the work of Stephen Greenblatt, Louis Montrose, and Jonathan Dollimore, emphasized the notion of ‘inter-textuality’ or ‘cross-cultural montage’ (Foucault 1970; Greenblatt 1980, 1988; Montrose 1981; Dollimore and 41 Krista Cowman and Louise A.

1989) Democracy in the Kitchen: Regulating Mothers and Socialising Daughters. London: Virago. Walter, B. (1995) Irishness, gender and place. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 13: 35–50. — (2001) Outsiders Inside: Whiteness, Place and Irish Women. London: Routledge. Warner, M. (1985) Monuments and Maidens: The Allegory of the Female Form. London: Picador. Wilson, E. (1977) Women and the Welfare State. London: Tavistock. Wolff, J. (1992) On the road again: metaphors of travel in cultural criticism.

The study of literary fiction raises further questions about the relationship between past and present. The retrieval of past women writers and the interest in ‘authentic’ and realist texts that arose from secondwave feminism were not merely about the identification of women’s cultural heritage. It was also assumed that realist texts could bring author and reader together across time because of their shared position, and indeed ‘experience’, as ‘women’ (Mills 1989). However, the question of what, exactly, we can assume to be shared, has been problematized by the argument that there is no such thing as ‘women’.

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