"This wonderful book does nothing less than to create the next stage of feminist thought." -- Catharine R. Stimpson
"De Lauretis provides a way of thinking about feminism that accepts rather than tries to resolve differences, that refuses fixed definitional categories and insists instead on the contradictory and changing meaning of gendered identities." -- The Women's Review of Books
"This is not a new collection but it is still one of the best." -- Exceptional Human Experience
The essays in this collection represent very recent developments in feminist research and writing in the areas of history, scientific discourse, literary criticism, and cultural theory.
The contributors are: Teresa de Lauretis, Linda Gordon, Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, Ruth Bleier, Evelyn Fox Keller, Jessica Benjamin, Nancy K. Miller, Tania Modleski, Sondra O'Neale, Sheila Radford-Hill, Cherrie Moraga, Biddy Martin, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, and Mary Russo.
Preface1. Feminist Studies/Critical Studies: Issues, Terms, and ContextsTeresa de Lauretis2. What's New in Women's HistoryLinda Gordon3. Writing History: Language, Class, and GenderCarroll Smith-Rosenberg4. Lab Coat: Robe of Innocence or Klansman's Sheet?5. Making Gender Visible in the Pursuit of Nature's SecretsEvelyn Fox Keller6. A Desire of One's Own: Psychoanalytic Feminism and Intersubjective SpaceJessica Benjamin7. Changing the Subject: Authorship, Writing, and the ReaderNancy K. Miller8. Feminism and the Power of Interpretation: Some Critical ReadingsTania Modleski9. Inhibiting Midwives, Usurping Creators: The Struggling Emergence of Black Women in American Fiction10. Considering Feminism as a Model for Social ChangeSheila Radford-Hill11.From a Long Line of Vendidas: Chicanas and FeminismCherrie Moraga12. Feminsit Politics: What's Home Got to Do with It?Biddy Martin and Chandra Talpade Mohanty13. Female Grotesques: Carnival and TheoryMary RussoNotes on Contributors