Feminist consequences : theory for the new century /

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Imprint:New York : Columbia University Press, ©2001.
Description:1 online resource (xxvi, 468 pages) : illustrations
Series:Gender and culture
Gender and culture.
Subject:Feminist theory.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Feminism & Feminist Theory.
Feminist theory.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11117991
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Other authors / contributors:Bronfen, Elisabeth, editor.
Kavka, Misha, editor.
Digital file characteristics:text file PDF
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
In English.
Print version record.
Summary: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.
Other form:Print version: Feminist consequences. New York : Columbia University Press, ©2001 0231117043
Standard no.:10.7312/bron11704
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In this exploration of the consequences of and for the future of feminisms in which "'feminism' serves as an umbrella term," Bronfen and Kavka (both English, Univ. of Zurich, Switzerland) offer new and previously published essays that review and explore feminist theoretical histories and possible futures. This book joins a cluster of historical reconsiderations of feminism by activists and academics, including Ruth Rosen's The World Split Open: How the Modern Women's Movement Changed America and Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards's Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future (both 2000). What sets the present title apart is its insistence on theory--rather than personal experience or significant events--as the object of historical analysis. In their essays Judith Butler, Rey Chow, Juliette Mitchell, Biddy Martin, Jane Gallop, and Drucilla Cornell provide a seamless analysis of this critical turning point in feminist identification and action. The essays range broadly from psychoanalytic theory to transnational perspectives and identity politics; the hard sciences are missing as are essays from self-identified "third wave" writers. However, this collection of essays by prominent "second wave" feminist scholars is an essential tool for scholars and activists as the third wave breaks into a "post" feminist world. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. R. M. Bredin California State University--Fullerton

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