French feminist theory : an introduction /

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Author / Creator:Cavallaro, Dani.
Imprint:New York ; London : Continuum, 2003.
Description:xvii, 200 p. ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Feminist theory -- France.
Feminism -- France.
Feminism.
Feminist theory.
France.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/5146178
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ISBN:0826458858
0826458866 (pbk.) : £15.99
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [186]-198) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. French Feminist Theory: Backgrounds and Contexts
  • Beginnings
  • Existentialism and Simone de Beauvoir
  • 1968 and Beyond: the MLF and its Discontents
  • Structuralism, Poststructuralism and Psychoanalysis
  • Contemporary French Feminism: Trends and Debates
  • Chapter 2. Sexual and Gendered Identities
  • Sex and Gender: Some Definitions
  • 'Gender Precedes Sex': Materialist Analyses of the Construction of Sexual Difference
  • Equality versus Difference: Unpicking the Symbolic Order
  • Chapter 3. Language and the Subject
  • Signs in Question: Addressing Linguistic Stereotypes
  • Subjects-in-Process: Julia Kristeva's Philosophy of Language
  • Patriarchal Philosophy, Feminine Language: Symbolic Norms and their Transgression
  • Chapter 4. Patriarchal Institutions
  • The Home and the Market: Domestic and Economic Appropriations of Femininity
  • Decoding the Codes: Laws, Rituals, Customs
  • Unequipped to Think, Born to Swot: Women, Philosophy and Education
  • Chapter 5. Writing and the Body
  • Reinventing Language?
  • Ecriture Feminine: Irigaray's and Cixous's Psycholinguistic Perspectives
  • Inscriptions of the Body
  • Chapter 6. Power, Race and the Stranger
  • Sexism and Racism
  • The Stranger Within
  • Feminism and Algeria
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix. Anglo-American Connections
  • References
  • Index