Explorations in Contemporary Feminist Literature

Explorations in Contemporary Feminist Literature

Using the presentation of transgendered (female to male) characters by women writers as a jumping off point, Pernal (women's literature and creative writing, Teikyo-Post U.) explores how Toni Morrison, Rose Tremain, Maya Angelou, and other ...

Author: Mary Pernal

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015055602612

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 182

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Using the presentation of transgendered (female to male) characters by women writers as a jumping off point, Pernal (women's literature and creative writing, Teikyo-Post U.) explores how Toni Morrison, Rose Tremain, Maya Angelou, and other women writers confront issues of marginality in consciously ideological and personal ways. Although the position of transgendered people is the starting point the analysis is expanded to encompass wider issues of gender, race, and class. The entire effort is geared towards promoting an understanding of feminism as a focal point in the battle against all oppression. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Feminist Explorations

Feminist Explorations

Author: Priyaṅkā Vaidya

Publisher:

ISBN: 9382532536

Category: Feminism in literature

Page: 173

View: 390

Categories: Feminism in literature

Contemporary Feminist Utopianism

Contemporary Feminist Utopianism

Utopian thinking is offered as a route out of the dilemma of contemporary feminism as well as a way of conceptualizing its current situation. This book provides an exploration of, and exercise in, utopian thought.

Author: Lucy Sargisson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134767663

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 840

A new and challenging entry into the debates between feminism and postmodernism, Contemporary Feminist Utopianism challenges some basic preconceptions about the role of political theory today. Sargisson explores current debates within utopian studies, feminist theory and poststructuralist deconstruction. Utopian thinking is offered as a route out of the dilemma of contemporary feminism as well as a way of conceptualizing its current situation. This book provides an exploration of, and exercise in, utopian thought.
Categories: Political Science

The Other Within Us

The Other Within Us

By confronting the issues unique to older women in our culture and society, these authors redress the neglect and isolation experienced within contemporary feminism and gerontology.Ultimately, the goal of the book is to inspire the aging ...

Author: Marilyn Pearsall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429964602

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 595

Feminist women bequeath to us a powerful critique of our society's obsession with beauty and impossible body ideals. Having refused makeup, high heels, and short skirts in their youth, these women are now entering the most stigmatized stage in a woman's life?old age. As she becomes the ?older woman,? the feminist's rejection of beauty standards and her ability to locate self-worth is being challenged.How will feminists respond to the issues raised in this phase of their lives? By confronting the issues unique to older women in our culture and society, these authors redress the neglect and isolation experienced within contemporary feminism and gerontology.Ultimately, the goal of the book is to inspire the aging woman to more easily embrace the ?older other? within her.
Categories: Social Science

Imagination and Art Explorations in Contemporary Theory

Imagination and Art  Explorations in Contemporary Theory

She has published creative non-fiction as well as critical studies in the area of contemporary feminist fiction, autobiographical writing, ...

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004436350

Category: Philosophy

Page: 810

View: 173

This transdisciplinary project represents the most comprehensive study of imagination to date. The eclectic group of international scholars who comprise Imagination and Art propose bold and innovative theoretical frameworks for (re-) conceptualizing imagination in all of its divergent forms.
Categories: Philosophy

Women Knowledge and Reality

Women  Knowledge  and Reality

This second edition of Women, Knowledge, and Reality continues to exhibit the ways in which feminist philosophers enrich and challenge philosophy.

Author: Ann Garry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134719532

Category: Philosophy

Page: 448

View: 386

This second edition of Women, Knowledge, and Reality continues to exhibit the ways in which feminist philosophers enrich and challenge philosophy. Essays by twenty-five feminist philosophers, seventeen of them new to the second edition, address fundamental issues in philosophical and feminist methods, metaphysics, epistemology, and the philosophies of science, language, religion and mind/body. This second edition expands the perspectives of women of color, of postmodernism and French feminism, and focuses on the most recent controversies in feminist theory and philosophy. The chapters are organized by traditional fields of philosophy, and include introductions which contrast the ideas of feminist thinkers with traditional philosophers. The collected essays illustrate both the depth and breadth of feminist critiques and the range of contemporary feminist theoretical perspectives.
Categories: Philosophy

Contemporary Women s Fiction Feminist Narratives in Selected Twentieth Century Women s Novels

Contemporary Women s Fiction  Feminist Narratives in Selected Twentieth Century Women s Novels

Although the essays purport to exploring select areas of the authors’ oeuvre, the distinctive fictional structures of the authors help us to explore wider theoretical and critical issues such as postmodernity, postcolonialism, feminism, ...

Author: Subashish Bhattacharjee

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9783960670278

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 72

View: 329

Women’s writing in the twentieth century has shown a dramatic shift in its preoccupations and intentions. Rather than occupying itself with the trivialities of the social and domestic spheres, the writing by women in the latter half of the twentieth century and approaching the twenty-first century inheres concerns such as political, historical, questions of gender equity and rights, interrogations of normative and patriarchal practices and other such issues that have not been adequately addressed in women’s writing thus far. The four essays in the present volume are certainly not exhaustive or adequate in this regard — that of addressing this lacuna in literary scholarship — but it may be viewed as a attempt to bridge the proverbial gap. As a precursor to further scholarly works in the area, already existing as well as forthcoming, the essays discuss the works of Toni Morrison, Margaret Atwood, Bapsi Sidhwa, Manju Kapur and Sunanda Sikdar. Although the essays purport to exploring select areas of the authors’ oeuvre, the distinctive fictional structures of the authors help us to explore wider theoretical and critical issues such as postmodernity, postcolonialism, feminism, globalism, nationalism and other related issues.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Victorian Woman Question in Contemporary Feminist Fiction

The Victorian Woman Question in Contemporary Feminist Fiction

The Victorian Woman Question in Contemporary Feminist Fiction explores the representation of Victorian womanhood in the work of some of today's most important British and North American novelists including A.S. Byatt, Sarah Waters, Margaret ...

Author: J. King

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230503571

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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The Victorian Woman Question in Contemporary Feminist Fiction explores the representation of Victorian womanhood in the work of some of today's most important British and North American novelists including A.S. Byatt, Sarah Waters, Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter and Toni Morrison. By analysing these novels in the context of the scientific, religious and literary discourses that shaped Victorian ideas about gender, it contributes to an important inter-disciplinary debate. For while showing the power of these discourses to shape women's roles, the novels also suggest how individual women might challenge that power through their own lives.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Gloria Naylor s Fiction

Gloria Naylor   s Fiction

This edited volume offers innovative ways of analyzing economics in Gloria Naylor’s fiction, using interpretive strategies which are applicable to the entire tradition of African American literature.

Author: Sharon A. Lewis

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527504202

Category: Social Science

Page: 142

View: 153

This edited volume offers innovative ways of analyzing economics in Gloria Naylor’s fiction, using interpretive strategies which are applicable to the entire tradition of African American literature. The writers gathered here embody years of insightful and vigorous Naylor scholarship. Underpinning each of the essays is a celebratory validation that Naylor is one of the most provocative novelists of our time.
Categories: Social Science

Re Presenting Feminist Methodologies

Re Presenting Feminist Methodologies

This book tracks the trajectory of gender in the social sciences and humanities through an exploration of the challenges and contradictions that confront contemporary feminist analysis as well as future directions.

Author: Kalpana Kannabiran

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351800372

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 233

This book tracks the trajectory of gender in the social sciences and humanities through an exploration of the challenges and contradictions that confront contemporary feminist analysis as well as future directions. Drawing on research in India, the essays in the volume engage with the subject in imaginative ways, each one going beyond documenting the persistence of gender inequality, instead raising new questions and dilemmas while unravelling the complexities of the terrain. They also interrogate extant knowledge that has ‘constructed’ women as ‘agentless’ over the years, incapable of contesting or transforming social orders – by taking a close look at gendered decision-making processes and outcomes, sex for pleasure, health care practices, content and context of formal schooling or the developmental state that ‘mainstreams’ gender. Do existing feminist methodologies enable the understanding of emerging themes as online sexual politics, transnational surrogacy or masculinist ‘anti-feminist’ sensibilities? The feminist methodologies delineated here will provide readers with a toolkit to assess the criticality of gender as well as its nuances. The work foregrounds the importance of intersectionality and builds a case for context-specific articulations of gender and societies that destabilize binary universals. This volume will be useful to scholars and researchers across the disciplines of the social sciences and humanities, especially gender studies, women’s studies, feminism, research methodology, education, sociology, political science and public policy.
Categories: Social Science

The Other Within Us

The Other Within Us

By confronting the issues unique to older women in our culture and society, these authors redress the neglect and isolation experienced within contemporary feminism and gerontology.Ultimately, the goal of the book is to inspire the aging ...

Author: Marilyn Pearsall

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 0813381630

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 619

Feminist women bequeath to us a powerful critique of our society's obsession with beauty and impossible body ideals. Having refused makeup, high heels, and short skirts in their youth, these women are now entering the most stigmatized stage in a woman's life—old age. As she becomes the “older woman,” the feminist's rejection of beauty standards and her ability to locate self-worth is being challenged.How will feminists respond to the issues raised in this phase of their lives? By confronting the issues unique to older women in our culture and society, these authors redress the neglect and isolation experienced within contemporary feminism and gerontology.Ultimately, the goal of the book is to inspire the aging woman to more easily embrace the “older other” within her.
Categories: Philosophy

Mother Without Child

Mother Without Child

"This is a conceptually innovative book which expands the meaning of motherhood to include mothers 'without child'; it is also a compassionate political book which refuses the boundary between 'good enough' and 'bad' mothers.

Author: Elaine Tuttle Hansen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520205782

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

View: 906

"This is a conceptually innovative book which expands the meaning of motherhood to include mothers 'without child'; it is also a compassionate political book which refuses the boundary between 'good enough' and 'bad' mothers. Mother Without Child is an engaging, witty, and provocative literary study which should fascinate anyone who is interested in mothering or in looking for new ways to talk about motherhood without erasing some women's experience or dividing mothers from each other."--Sara Ruddick, author of Maternal Thinking: Toward a Politics of Peace "Hansen positions her study in a genuinely new space . . . taboo ground, which demands not only a great deal of courage to address, but also enormous intelligence and insight. Hansen is up to this task. . . hers is a pioneer study that will have a significant impact on the ways that non-procreative motherhood is discussed and understood." --Madelon Sprengnether, author of The Spectral Mother: Freud, Feminism, and Psychoanalysis "Since the beginnings of the second wave of feminism in the 1960s, feminist scholars have been obsessed with motherhood. Mother Without Child takes us to the next stage in this fascinated and fascinating exploration. Through illuminating readings of contemporary stories of thwarted motherhood, Hansen challenges the persistent and constraining definitions of the good and even the good-enough mother. She enjoins us to listen to the moving, devastating, and often inspiring stories of mothers who survive the loss of their children and she urges us to find there not the angry voices of feminist daughters who cannot forgive their patriarchal mothers, but alternative stories of a different maternity that can lead us to alternative plots and visions of women's lives. We need this book."--Marianne Hirsch, author of The Mother/Daughter Plot: Narrative, Psychoanalysis, Feminism "A careful, committed, and freshly clarifying voice. Hansen's graceful prose and finely interwoven explorations are much needed at this time. Through readings of contemporary fiction, she enriches our vocabulary for discussing the overdetermined topic of motherhood and deepens our understanding of both its psychological and contemporary political dimensions. Mother Without Child is a book for historians and social scientists as well as literary scholars."--Laura Doyle, author of Bordering on the Body: The Racial Matrix of Modern Fiction and Culture
Categories: Social Science

Changing Horizons

Changing Horizons

Changing Horizons is the second of two volumes highlighting the ways in which Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza's work constructs a critical feminist theory and praxis of liberation, in relation to the biblical text and its legacy, and in ...

Author: Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451426410

Category: Religion

Page: 307

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Changing Horizons is the second of two volumes highlighting the ways in which Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza's work constructs a critical feminist theory and praxis of liberation, in relation to the biblical text and its legacy, and in relation to the theological and ecclesial setting of today. Schussler Fiorenza attempts to free both biblical studies and theology from disciplinary constraints and assumptions that have allowed them to acquiesce and even perpetuate forms of oppression—from racism and poverty to colonialism and gender equality.
Categories: Religion

Third Wave Feminism

Third Wave Feminism

New to this edition are an interview with Luce Irigaray, a foreword by Imelda Whelehan as well as newly commissioned chapters.

Author: S. Gillis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230593664

Category: Philosophy

Page: 310

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This revised and expanded edition, new in paperback, provides a definitive collection on the current period in feminism known by many as the 'third wave'. Three sections - genealogies and generations, locales and locations, politics and popular culture - interrogate the wave metaphor and, through questioning the generational account of feminism, indicate possible future trajectories for the feminist movement. New to this edition are an interview with Luce Irigaray, a foreword by Imelda Whelehan as well as newly commissioned chapters.
Categories: Philosophy

Explorations in Contemporary Continental Philosophy of Religion

Explorations in Contemporary Continental Philosophy of Religion

This book is an exploration of the content and dimensions of contemporary Continental philosophy of religion.

Author: Deane-Peter Baker

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042009950

Category: Religion

Page: 219

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This book is an exploration of the content and dimensions of contemporary Continental philosophy of religion. It is also a showcase of the work of some of the philosophers who are, by their scholarship, filling out the meaning of the term Continental philosophy of religion.
Categories: Religion

Up Against Foucault

Up Against Foucault

This book offers new ground in relating Foucault's challenge to feminism to feminisms challenge to Foucault.

Author: Caroline Ramazanoglu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134943289

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Up Against Foucault introduces key aspects of Foucault's work to feminists, in ways which are less abstracted than much of the existing literature in this area. It includes an introduction to Foucault's terms, and fills a gap in the literature by clarifying the links between the everyday realities of women's lives and Foucault's work on sexuality and power. The contributors explore the implications of analysing power relations, sexuality or the body, without also thinking about gender and other social divisions. They bring their expertise from social theory and philosophy to bear on the same core issues; the ways in which Foucault provokes feminists into questioning their grasp of power relations, and the implications of the absence of gender in his own work. Up Against Foucault shows that in spite of his lack of interest in gender, Foucault does have much to offer feminism - proposing new ways of understanding the control of women and especially the control of sexuality and bodies. This book offers new ground in relating Foucault's challenge to feminism to feminisms challenge to Foucault. Feminists are up against Foucault because he questions the key conclusions which feminists have come to about the nature of gender relations, and men's possession of power. It is an appraisal of how seriously we need to take this challenge.
Categories: Social Science

Women s Leadership in Marginal Religions

Women s Leadership in Marginal Religions

Contemporary women as creators of religion: Ritual validations of clergywomen's authority in the African American Spiritual churches of New Orleans / David C. Estes --. - Twentieth-century women's religion as seen in the feminist spirit.

Author: Catherine Wessinger

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252020251

Category: Religion

Page: 246

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Women's leadership in Spiritualism and Christian Science / Ann Braude -- The feminism of "Universal Brotherhood," women in the Theosophical Movement / Robert Ellwood and Catherine Wessinger -- Emma Curtis Hopkins, a feminist of the 1880's and mother of new thought / J. Gordon Melton -- Myrtle Fillmore and her daughters, an observation and analysis of the role of women in Unity / Dell deChant -- Woman guru, woman roshi, the legitimation of female religious leadership in Hindu and Buddhist groups in America / Catherine Wessinger. -- Part 3. Contemporary women as creators of religion: Ritual validations of clergywomen's authority in the African American Spiritual churches of New Orleans / David C. Estes --. - Twentieth-century women's religion as seen in the feminist spirit.
Categories: Religion

Women Knowledge and Reality

Women  Knowledge  and Reality

This second edition of "Women, Knowledge and Reality" continues to exhibit the ways in which feminist philosophers enrich and challenge philosophy.

Author: Ann Garry

Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038566506

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

View: 230

This second edition of "Women, Knowledge and Reality" continues to exhibit the ways in which feminist philosophers enrich and challenge philosophy. Essays by twenty-five feminist philosophers, seventeen of them new to the second edition, address fundamental issues in philosophical and feminist methods, metaphysics, epistemology, and the philosophies of science, language, religion and mind/body. This second edition expands the perspectives of women of color, of postmodernism and French feminism, and focuses on the most recent controversies in feminist theory and philosophy. The chapters are organized by traditional fields of philosophy, and include introductions which contrast the ideas of feminist thinkers with traditional philosophers. The collected essays illustrate both the depth and breadth of feminist critiques and the range of contemporary feminist theoretical perspectives.
Categories: Social Science

Contemporary Feminist Pragmatism

Contemporary Feminist Pragmatism

The editors of this volume believe the next logical step is the contemporary application to both theory and experience.

Author: Maurice Hamington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136332135

Category: Philosophy

Page: 292

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The notion of "feminist pragmatism" or "pragmatist feminism" has been around since Charlene Haddock Seigfried introduced it two decades ago. However, the bulk of the work in this field has been directed toward recovering the feminist strain of classical American philosophy, largely through renewed interest in the work of Jane Addams. This exploration of the origins of feminism and pragmatism has been fruitful in building a foundation for theoretical considerations. The editors of this volume believe the next logical step is the contemporary application to both theory and experience. Contemporary Feminist Pragmatism is the first book to address the modern significance of the nexus of feminism and pragmatism. The issues explored here include the relationship between community and identity, particularly around the impact of gender and race; reframing political practice regarding feminist pragmatist commitments including education, sustainability movements, and local efforts like community gardens; and the association between ethics and inquiry including explorations of Buddhism, hospitality, and animal-human relationships.
Categories: Philosophy