The Difference Within
Feminism and Critical Theory
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ISBN 9789027224156 (Eur)
ISBN 9781556190438 (USA)
The essays in this volume represent the most recent thinking collected on the problematics of feminism and critical theory, engaging the question of the relationship between these terms and the differences within each in terms of the other. As a whole, this piece of an extended conversation within feminism suggests both the illusory comfort of generic demarcations and the discomforting power of the play of difference. The articles are theoretically wide-ranging and provocative, offering discussion of works by such authors as Nella Larsen, Frances Harper, William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, and Alice Walker.
[Critical Theory, 8] 1989. xi, 219 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments | p. vii
Notes on contributors | p. ix
“Grins … without the cat”: Introductory remarks on “The difference within”Elizabeth A. Meese and Alice A. Parker | p. 1
Nancy Reagan wears a hat: Feminism and its cultural consensusCatharine Stimpson | p. 13
Some different meanings of the concept of ‘difference’: Feminist theory and the concept of ideologyMichèle Barrett | p. 37
The asylums of Antaeus. Women, war and madness: Is there a feminist fetishism?Jane Marcus | p. 49
When Lindbergh sleeps with Bessie Smith: The writing of place in Toni Morrison’s SulaHouston A. Baker | p. 85
Sieving the matriheritage of the sociotextMyriam Díaz-Diocaretz | p. 115
The power of divisionJonathan Culler | p. 149
Notes on an alternative model — neither/norHortense J. Spillers | p. 165
Feminist historiography and post-structuralist thought: Intersections and departuresR. Radhakrishnan | p. 189
A response to “The difference within: Feminism and critical theory”Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak | p. 207
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