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Feminist Theory and the Classics : Thinking Gender - Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz

Feminist Theory and the Classics

Thinking Gender

By: Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz (Editor), Amy Richlin (Editor)

Paperback Published: 4th November 1993
ISBN: 9780415906463
Number Of Pages: 328

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This text aims to provide a broad introduction to issues in feminist theory for classicists, and at the same time, to provide feminists with an introduction to feminist work on antiquity. The interdisciplinary approach of this collection, interweaving aspects of feminist theory with material culture studies, feminist archaeology, and anthropology, provides a reminder that the ancient world included women, blacks and slaves as well as Homer and Cicero - Egypt and Africa as well as Greece and Rome. The collection challenges the traditional picture of the ancient world which asserts that feminist theories have no relevance to ancient societies. It demonstrates instead, that the ancient world was always multicultural and varied in race, class, sexual preference and gender.

Introductionp. 1
Redefining the Field
Black Feminist Thought and Classics: Re-membering, Reclaiming, Re-empoweringp. 23
Feminist Theory, Historical Periods, Literary Canons, and the Study of Greco-Roman Antiquityp. 44
Male Writing Female
"But Ariadne Was Never There in the First Place": Finding the Female in Roman Poetryp. 75
Film Theory and the Gendered Voice in Senecap. 102
Woman and Language in Archaic Greece, or, Why Is Sappho a Woman?p. 125
The Primal Mind: Using Native American Models for the Study of Women in Ancient Greecep. 145
Out of the Closet and into the Field: Matriculture, the Lesbian Perspective and Feminist Classicsp. 181
Epistemology and Material Culture
The Case for Not Ignoring Marx in the Study of Women in Antiquityp. 211
Feminist Research in Archaeology: What Does It Mean? Why is It Taking So Long?p. 238
The Ethnographer's Dilemma and the Dream of a Lost Golden Agep. 272
Appendix: Short Bibliographies on Feminist Theory and on Women in Antiquityp. 305
Indexp. 309
Contributorsp. 313
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ISBN: 9780415906463
ISBN-10: 0415906466
Series: Thinking Gender
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 4th November 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.32  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1