The Difference Within

Feminism and Critical Theory

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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.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
vii
Notes on contributors
ix
“Grins … without the cat”: Introductory remarks on “The difference within”
Elizabeth A. Meese and Alice A. Parker
1
Nancy Reagan wears a hat: Feminism and its cultural consensus
Catharine Stimpson
13
Some different meanings of the concept of ‘difference’: Feminist theory and the concept of ideology
Michèle Barrett
37
The asylums of Antaeus. Women, war and madness: Is there a feminist fetishism?
Jane Marcus
49
When Lindbergh sleeps with Bessie Smith: The writing of place in Toni Morrison’s Sula
Houston A. Baker, Jr.
85
Sieving the matriheritage of the sociotext
Myriam Díaz-Diocaretz
115
The power of division
Jonathan Culler
149
Notes on an alternative model — neither/nor
Hortense J. Spillers
165
Feminist historiography and post-structuralist thought: Intersections and departures
R. Radhakrishnan
189
A response to “The difference within: Feminism and critical theory”
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
207
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Subjects

Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: DSB – Literary studies: general
BISAC Subject: LIT000000 – LITERARY CRITICISM / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  88007916