In the past three decades, feminist scholars have produced an extraordinary rich body of theoretical writing in humanities and social science disciplines. This revised and updated second edition of Theorizing Feminism: Parallel Trends in the Humanities and Social Sciences, is a genuinely interdisciplinary anthology of significant contributions to feminist theory.This timely reader is creatively edited, and contains insightful introductory material. It illuminates the historical development of feminist theory as well as the current state of the field. Emphasizing common themes and interests in the humanities and social sciences, the editors have chosen topics that remain relevant to current debates, reflect the interests of a diverse community of thinkers, and have been central to feminist theory in many disciplines.The contributors include leading figures from the fields of psychology, literary criticism, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, art history, law, and economics. This is the ideal text for any advanced course on interdisciplinary feminist theory, one that fills a long-standing gap in feminist pedagogy.
Table of Contents
* Reading Feminist Theories: Collaborating Across Disciplines Anne C. Hermann and Abigail J. Stewart. Inventing Gender * What Is Feminism? Rosalind Delmar. * The Combahee River Collective Statement * From a Long Line of Vendidas: Chicanas and Feminism Cherre Moraga. * Gender and the Meaning of Difference: Postmodernism and Psychology Rachel T. Hare-Mustin and Jeanne Marecek. * Fragments of a Fashionable Discourse Kaja Silverman. Gender, Race, And Class * Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists? Linda Nochlin. * Bias in Psychology Carolyn Wood Sherif. * Relating to Privilege: Seduction and Rejection in the Subordination of White Women and Women of Color Ada Hurtado. * Split Affinities: The Case of Interracial Rape Valerie Smith. * The Family as the Locus of Gender, Class, and Political Struggle: The Example of Housework Heidi I. Hartmann. * On Being the Object of Property Patricia J. Williams. Sex, Gender, And Sexuality * The Medical Construction of Gender: Case Management of Intersexed Infants Suzanne J. Kessler. * Spare Parts: The Surgical Construction of Gender Marjorie Garber. * Sexuality Catharine A. MacKinnon. * The Politics of Writing (the) Body: criture Fminine Arleen B. Dallery. * Sexuality and Gender in Certain Native American Tribes: The Case of Cross-Gender Females Evelyn Blackwood. * Lesbian Identity and Autobiographical Difference[s] Biddy Martin. Questioning Gender * Thinking from the Perspective of Lesbian Lives Sandra Harding. * Deconstructing Equality-Versus-Difference: or, The Uses of Poststructuralist Theory for Feminism Joan W. Scott. * Colonialism and Modernity: Feminist Re-presentations of Women in Non-Western Societies Aihwa Ong. * Woman Is an Island: Femininity and Colonization Judith Williamson. * Fetal Images: The Power of Visual Culture in the Politics of Reproduction Rosalind Pollack Petchesky. * A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century Donna Haraway. * Feminism, Postmodernism, and Gender Skepticism Susan Bordo.