Doing time : feminist theory and postmodern culture /

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Author / Creator:Felski, Rita, 1956-
Imprint:New York : New York University Press, ©2000.
Description:1 online resource (214 pages).
Language:English
Series:Cultural front
Cultural front (Series)
Subject:Feminist theory.
Postmodernism.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Feminism & Feminist Theory.
Feminist theory.
Postmodernism.
Postmoderne
Feminismus
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11116449
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ISBN:0585424799
9780585424798
9780814727065
0814727069
9780814727072
0814727077
0814727069
0814727077
9780814728703
0814728707
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
English.
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Summary:"Contemporary theory is full of references to the modern and the postmodern. How useful are these terms? What exactly do they mean? And how is our sense of these terms changing under the pressure of feminist analysis?" "In Doing Time, Rita Felski argues that it makes little sense to think of the modern and postmodern as opposing or antithetical terms. Rather, we need a historical perspective that is attuned to cultural and political differences within the same time as well as the leaky boundaries between different times.".
"Neither the modern nor the postmodern are unified, coherent, or self-evident realities. Drawing on cultural studies and critical theory, Felski examines a range of themes central to debates about postmodern culture, including changing meanings of class, the end of history, the status of art and aesthetics, postmodernism as "the end of sex," and the politics of popular culture. Placing women at the center of analysis, she suggests, has a profound impact on the way we think about historical periods. As a result, feminist theory is helping to reshape our vision of both the modern and the postmodern."--BOOK JACKET.
Other form:Print version: Felski, Rita, 1956- Doing time. New York : New York University Press, ©2000 0814727069
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