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Theory Out of Bounds #18: Methodology of the Oppressed

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In a work with far-reaching implications, Chela Sandoval does no less than revise the genealogy of theory over the past thirty years, inserting what she terms "U.S. Third World feminism" into the narrative in a way that thoroughly alters our perspective on contemporary culture and subjectivity.<P>What Sandoval has identified is a language, a rhetoric of resistance to postmodern cultural conditions. U.S liberation movements of the post-World War II era generated specific modes of oppositional consciousness. Out of these emerged a new activity of consciousness and language Sandoval calls the "methodology of the oppressed". This methodology — born of the strains of the cultural and identity struggles that currently mark global exchange — holds out the possibility of a new historical moment, a new citizen-subject, and a new form of alliance consciousness and politics.<P>Utilizing semiotics and U.S. Third World feminist criticism, Sandoval demonstrates how this methodology mobilizes love as a category of critical analysis. Rendering this approach in all its specifics, Methodology of the Oppressed gives rise to an alternative mode of criticism opening new perspectives on a theoretical, literary, aesthetic, social movement, or psychic expression.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816627370
Foreword:
Davis, Angela Yvonne
Author:
Davis, Angela Y.
Foreword by:
Davis, Angela Yvonne
Foreword:
Davis, Angela Yvonne
Author:
Sandoval, Chela
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Subject:
General
Subject:
Culture
Subject:
Feminist
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
Postmodernism
Subject:
Feminist theory
Subject:
Postcolonialism
Subject:
Postmodernism -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Feminist criticism
Subject:
Theory
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Theory Out of Bounds Paperback
Series Volume:
[29]v. 18
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 black-and-white photos, 4 line drawing
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 0.6 in

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