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Feminist Theory and Cultural Studie : Cultural Studies in Practice - Sue Thornham

Feminist Theory and Cultural Studie

Cultural Studies in Practice

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Feminist theory has become a central strand of cultural studies. This book explores the history of feminist cultural studies from the early work of Mary Wollstonecraft, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Virginia Woolf, Simone de Beauvoir, through the 1970s Women's Liberation Movement. It also provides a comprehensive introduction to the contemporary key approaches, theories and debates of feminist theory within cultural studies, offering a major re-mapping of the field. It will be an essential text for students taking courses within both cultural studies and women's studies departments.
Sue Thornham is Professor of Media and Film Studies at the University of Sussex, UK Feminist theory has become a central strand of cultural studies. This book explores the history of feminist cultural studies from the early work of Mary Wollstonecraft, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Virginia Woolf, Simone de Beauvoir, through the 1970s Women's Liberation Movement. It also provides a comprehensive introduction to the contemporary key approaches, theories and debates of feminist theory within cultural studies, offering a major re-mapping of the field. It will be an essential text for students taking courses within both cultural studies and women's studies departments.
This book explores the history of feminist cultural studies from the early work of Mary Wollstonecraft, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Virginia Woolf, Simone de Beauvoir, through the 1970s Women's Liberation Movement. It also provides a comprehensive introduction to the contemporary key approaches, theories and debates of feminist theory within cultural studies, offering a major re-mapping of the field.

General Editors' Preface
Introduction: Telling stories: feminism and cultural studiesp. 1
Thinking back through our mothers: writing as a woman and the politics of culturep. 16
Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) and the rights of womanp. 17
Women and economics: Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)p. 20
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941): writing as women writep. 27
Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986): the personal and the philosophicalp. 33
The 1970s: 'A new consciousness among women'p. 44
USA: from activism to theoryp. 47
USA: feminism in the academyp. 53
'Mass communication'p. 54
Britain: theory and activismp. 56
The Birmingham CCCSp. 61
Women take issuep. 65
'Unsettled relations': psychoanalysis, feminism and cultural studiesp. 71
Juliet Mitchell: psychoanalysis and feminismp. 74
Elizabeth Wilson: questioning the 'new orthodoxy'p. 77
Jacqueline Rose: a subjectivity at odds with itselfp. 79
Visual pleasures?p. 82
Recognizing ourselvesp. 85
In dreams ...p. 88
Structuring desirep. 90
Telling a different storyp. 94
Ethnographic turnsp. 98
Feminist 'ethnography'p. 101
Feminist audience researchp. 104
Discourse and everyday lifep. 112
Gendered playp. 115
Rethinking class and genderp. 119
The politics of interpretationp. 122
Identity shopping: women and consumer culturep. 126
Women and consumptionp. 126
Style as resistancep. 129
Enemies of glamourp. 133
Consumer culture and modernityp. 136
The rise of shoppingp. 138
The rational consumerp. 140
Fashioning the subjectp. 144
Fans and starsp. 147
Technologies of the bodyp. 155
(Re)Discovering the bodyp. 159
The body in representationp. 164
The disciplined bodyp. 166
Rebellious bodiesp. 172
Sexing Foucaultp. 174
Cyborg bodiesp. 176
Embodied knowledgep. 181
Conclusion: Narratives of displacementp. 184
The moving subjectp. 186
Gender and genrep. 188
Feminism's exclusionsp. 192
Heroes and heroinesp. 195
Bibliographyp. 199
Subject indexp. 219
Name indexp. 227
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ISBN: 9780340718988
ISBN-10: 0340718986
Series: Cultural Studies in Practice
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 3rd March 2001
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.6  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1