Women, Feminist Identity and Society in the 1980s

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The general objective of this volume is to present and discuss different modes of existence in women’s texts and feminist identity in political and poetic discourse on the one hand, and to analyze the factors which determine differing relationships between women and society, and which result in specific forms of identity on the other. The essays in this volume explore language, gender, mass media, sexuality, class and social change, women’s identity as Blacks and in the Third World as well as the nature of domination, feminine criticism and female creativity. The volume opens with a challenging question by the feminist poet Adrienne Rich, ‘Who is We?’
[Critical Theory, 1]  1985.  x, 138 pp.
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Table of Contents
Foreword
Iris M. Zavala
1
Keynote Address
5
Notes Toward a Politics of Location
Adrienne Rich
7
Semiotic Theory
23
Female Desire and Sexual Identity
Rosalind Coward
25
Black North-American Women Poets in the Semiotics of Culture
Myriam Díaz-Diocaretz
37
Practical Criticism
61
Women's Rights as Human Rights: Latin American Countries and the Organization of American States (OAS)
Cecilia Medina
63
Racism in Everyday Experiences of Black Women
Philomena Essed
81
“I found God in Myself and I loved Her/I loved Her fiercely”: More Thoughts on the Work of Black Women Artists
Michelle Cliff
101
Concluding Remarks
Iris M. Zavala
127
Contributors Notes
137
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  84028286