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Feminine/Masculine and Representation - Terry Threadgold

Feminine/Masculine and Representation

Paperback Published: 1st February 1990
ISBN: 9780046100186
Number Of Pages: 320

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Feminine/Masculine and Representation provides a much needed introduction to a number of challenging issues raised in debates within gender studies, critical theory and cultural studies. In analysing cultural processes using a range of different methods, the essays in this collection focus on gender/sexuality, representation and cultural politics across a variety of media.




1. Introduction

2. The problematic of 'the feminine' in contemporary French philosophy: Foucault and Irigaray

3. Modernity, rationality and 'the masculine'

4. Inscriptions and body-maps: representations and the corporeal

5. The discursive construction of Christ's body in the later Middle Ages: resistance and autonomy

6. 'The feminine' as a semiotic construct: Zola's Une Page d'Amour

7. Deconstructions of masculinity and femininity in the films of Marguerite Duras

8. Cross-dressing in fiction: literary history and the cultural construction of sexuality

9. Homosexualities: fiction, reading and moral training

10. Soap opera as gender training: teenage girls and TV

11. Gender, class and power: text, process and production in Strindberg's Miss Julie

12. Scientific constructions, cultural productions: scientific narratives of sexual attraction

13 The privileging of representation and the marginalising of the interpersonal: a metaphor (and more) for contemporary gender relations


A. Extra illustrating material for chapter 5

B. French-English passages from Zola's Une Page d'Amour illustrating chapter 6

C. Strindberg's Miss Julie: supporting material for chapter 11




ISBN: 9780046100186
ISBN-10: 0046100180
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st February 1990
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2