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Gendered agents : women & institutional knowledge /

edited by Silvestra Mariniello and Paul A. Bové.

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Names: Mariniello, Silvestra. | Bové, Paul A.,
Published: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1998.
Topics: Feminist theory. | Sexism in language. | Feminismus | Aufsatzsammlung | Sexismus | Sprache
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245 00|aGendered agents :|bwomen & institutional knowledge /|cedited by Silvestra Mariniello and Paul A. Bové.
246 30|aWomen and institutional knowledge
260 |aDurham, N.C. :|bDuke University Press,|c1998.
300 |avi, 428 pages ;|c24 cm
336 |atext|btxt|2rdacontent
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500 |a"A Boundary 2 book"--Preliminary page.
504 |aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 |a1. Transgressing representations : women's ways against institutional knowledge -- Responsibility / Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak -- The crisis of the Negro intellectual : a post-date / Hortense J. Spillers -- The uses and abuses of French discourse theories for feminist politics / Nancy Fraser -- Veiled threats : Malek Alloula's Colonial harem / Laura Rice -- 2. Undoing discursive constructions : alternative rhetorical strategies -- Maternal discourse and the romance of self-possession in Kate Chopin's The awakening / Ivy Schweitzer -- America, "fat," and the fetus / Laura Berlant -- Queer nationality / Laura Berlant and Elizabeth Freeman -- "The most suffering class" : gender, class, and consciousness in pre-Marxist France / Margaret Cohen -- Brava! And farewell to Greatheart / Judith Wilt -- 3. The politics of allegory : a new understanding of agency -- Allegory and dialectics : a match made in romance / Doris Summer -- Blanchot's Au moment voulu : woman as the eternally recurring figure of writing / Larysa Mykyta -- Wuthering heights : at the threshold of interpretation / Carol Jacobs -- The geography of enunciation : hysterical pastiche in Kathy Acker's fiction / Karen Brennan.
520 |a"Gendered Agents, edited by Silvestra Mariniello andPaul A. Bové, presents essays by influential feminist theorists who challenge traditional Western epistemology and suggest new directions for feminism. By examining both literary and historical discourses, such critics as Gayatri Spivak, Hortense Spillers, and Lauren Berlant assess questions of sexuality, ethics, race, psychoanalysis, subjectivity, and identity. Gathered from various issues of the journal boundary 2, the essays in Gendered Agents seek to transform the model of Western academic knowledge by restructuring its priorities and values. In the introduction, Mariniello urges feminists to begin anew but take as their starting place the achievements of feminism and feminist theory: an understanding of language that considers the implications of silence, the motivation to decompartmentalize experience, and the acknowledgement that everything is political. Challenging both a canonical organization of knowledge and the persistently self-referential "ghettoization" of feminism, contributors subsequently tackle subjects as diverse as pre-Marxist France, the American fetus, black intellectuals, queer nationality, and the art of literary interpretation."--Book cover.
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