The Straight Mind And Other Essays

Author : Monique Wittig
ISBN : 0807079170
Genre : Literary Collections
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Presents a collection of nine political and philosophical essays by the controversial feminist theorist and founder of the modern French women's movement
Category: Literary Collections

On Monique Wittig

Author : Namascar Shaktini
ISBN : 0252029844
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Monique Wittig was a leading French feminist, social theorist, prose poet, and novelist whose work was foundational to the development of lesbian and women's studies. This collection of essays on Wittig's work is the first sustained examination of her broad-ranging literary and theoretical works in English. A major feminist theorist on a par with Julia Kristeva, Helene Cixous, and Luce Irigaray, Wittig relocated to teach in the U.S. while maintaining an intellectual presence in Europe before her unexpected death in January 2003. On Monique Wittig includes twelve essays, including three previously unpublished pieces by Wittig herself. Their contents run the gamut of Wittig's corpus, from the political, to the theoretical, to the literary, while representing French, Francophone, and U.S. critics: Diane Griffin Crowder looks at the U.S. feminist movement, Linda Zerilli considers gender and will philosophically, and Teresa de Lauretis examines the development of lesbian theory. Together, these essays situate Wittig's work in terms of the cultural contexts of its production and reception. This is the first book to appear on Wittig following her death, and an indispensable tool for feminist scholars.
Category: Literary Criticism

Stellungsspiele

Author : Janett Reinstädler
ISBN : 3503037586
Genre : Erotic literature, Spanish
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Category: Erotic literature, Spanish

Das Prinzip Unentrinnbarkeit

Author : Stephanie Egger-Gajardo
ISBN : 9783826038822
Genre : Heterosexuality in literature
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Category: Heterosexuality in literature

Protest Emp Rung Widerstand Zur Analyse Von Auflehnungsbewegungen

Author : Iuditha Balint
ISBN : 9783744507998
Genre : Social Science
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Ob Occupy Wall Street, Stuttgart 21 oder der Arabische Frühling: Proteste sind historisch gewachsene Ausprägungen sozialer Auflehnungsbewegungen, die auf den gesellschaftlichen Wandel anpassungsfähig reagieren. Aus dieser Anpassungsfähigkeit und der sich daraus ableitenden Wandlung der Protestformen resultiert eine gewisse definitorische Unschärfe des Protestbegriffs. Der vorliegende Band erfasst Protestbewegungen in ihrer Vielfältigkeit und Komplexität und untersucht sie als diskursive und folglich kulturell und historisch bedingte Formen aufbegehrenden gesellschaftlichen Handelns. Vorgestellt werden unterschiedliche Protestbewegungen vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart.
Category: Social Science

Pronoun Envy Literary Uses Of Linguistic Gender

Author : Berkeley Anna Livia Visiting Assistant Professor of French University of California
ISBN : 9780195343922
Genre : Social Science
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Controversy over gendered pronouns, for example using the generic "he," has been a staple of feminist arguments about patriarchal language over the last 30 years, and is certainly the most contested political issue in Western feminist linguistics. Most accounts do not extend beyond policy issues like the official institution of non-sexist language. In this volume, Anna Livia reveals continuities both before and after the sexist language refore movement and shows how the creative practices of pronoun use on the part of feminist writers had both aesthetic and political ends. Livia uses the term "pronoun envy" ironically to show that rather being a case of misguided envy, battles over gendered language are central to feminist concerns. Livia examines a broad corpus of written texts in English and French, concentrating on those texts which problematize the traditional functioning of the linguistic gender system. They range from novels and prose poems to film scripts and personal testimonies, and in time from the 19th century to the present. Some withhold any indication of gender; others have non-gendered characters. Livia's goal is two-fold; to help bridge the divide between linguistic and literary analysis, and to show how careful study of the manipulation of linguistic gender in these texts informs larger concerns. This fresh and highly interdisciplinary work lies at the intersection of several vital areas, including language and gender, sociolinguistics, and feminist literary analysis.
Category: Social Science

Pronoun Envy

Author : Anna Livia
ISBN : 9780195138528
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Controversy over gendered pronouns, for example using the generic "he," has been a staple of feminist arguments about patriarchal language over the last 30 years, and is certainly the most contested political issue in Western feminist linguistics. Most accounts do not extend beyond policy issues like the official institution of non-sexist language. In this volume, Anna Livia reveals continuities both before and after the sexist language refore movement and shows how the creative practices of pronoun use on the part of feminist writers had both aesthetic and political ends. Livia uses the term "pronoun envy" ironically to show that rather being a case of misguided envy, battles over gendered language are central to feminist concerns. Livia examines a broad corpus of written texts in English and French, concentrating on those texts which problematize the traditional functioning of the linguistic gender system. They range from novels and prose poems to film scripts and personal testimonies, and in time from the 19th century to the present. Some withhold any indication of gender; others have non-gendered characters. Livia's goal is two-fold; to help bridge the divide between linguistic and literary analysis, and to show how careful study of the manipulation of linguistic gender in these texts informs larger concerns. This fresh and highly interdisciplinary work lies at the intersection of several vital areas, including language and gender, sociolinguistics, and feminist literary analysis.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Literature And The Development Of Feminist Theory

Author : Robin Truth Goodman
ISBN : 9781107126084
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book offers an insightful look at the development of feminist theory through a literary lens. Stressing the significance of feminism's origins in the European Enlightenment, it traces the literary careers of feminism's major thinkers in order to elucidate the connection of feminist theoretical production to literary work.
Category: Literary Criticism

From Women S Experience To Feminist Theology

Author : Linda Hogan
ISBN : 9781474281324
Genre : Religion
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What are the implications of adopting a primacy of praxis position in feminist theology? How can we respect the diversity of women's experience while retaining it as a useful analytic category? Do these twin resources of women's experience and praxis together imply that feminist theology is ultimately relativist? Through an analysis of the work of some of today's key feminist theologians – Christian, womanist and post-Christian – Linda Hogan considers these and other methodological questions.
Category: Religion