French Feminism Reader

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April 2000



French Feminism Reader is a collection of essays representing the authors and issues from French theory most influential in the American context. The book is designed for use in courses, and it includes illuminating introductions to the work of each author. These introductions include biographical information, influences and intellectual context, major themes in the author's work as a whole, and specific introductions to the selections in this volume. This collection includes selections by Simone de Beauvoir, Christine Delphy, Colette Guilluamin, Monique Wittig, Michele Le Doeuff, Julia Kristeva, Luce Irigaray, and Helene Cixious.


Chapter 1 Preface: French Feminism in an American Context Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 One Is Not Born a Woman Chapter 4 Beauvoir and Feminism Chapter 5 Sex and Gender Chapter 6 Sex and Race Are Not Natural Chapter 7 A Lesbian Is Not A Woman Chapter 8 Maternity, Feminism, and Language Chapter 9 There Are Two Sexes, Not One Chapter 10 Feminine Writing and Women's Difference Chapter 11 Index Chapter 12 About the Author


Kelly Oliver is associate professor of philosophy and women's studies at SUNY, Stony Brook. She is the author of Subjectivity Without Subjects: From Abject Fathers to Desiring Mothers (1998), Family Values: Subjects Between Nature and Culture (1997), and Womanizing Nietzsche: Philosophy's Relation to "the Feminine" (1995).


A useful volume with careful and detailed introduction to each extract. Times Literary Supplement
EAN: 9780847697670
ISBN: 0847697673
Untertitel: index. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Rowman & Littlefield
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2000
Seitenanzahl: 328 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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