Synopses & Reviews
In the past two decades, feminist scholars have produced an abundance of theoretical writing in humanities and social science disciplines. The result is a body of work that is extraordinarily rich, hard to keep up with, and extremely difficult to teach.With the appearance of Theorizing Feminism: Parallel Trends in the Humanities and Social Sciences, the first genuinely interdisciplinary anthology of significant contributions to feminist theory, teachers will finally have a volume that does justice to their topic. Creatively edited, with insightful introductory material, this timely reader illuminates the historical development of feminist theory as well as the current state of the field.Emphasizing common themes and interests in the humanities and social sciences, the editors have chosen those topics that have been central to feminist theory in many disciplines, that remain relevant to current debates, and that reflect the interests of a diverse community of thinkers.The contributors include leading figures from psychology, literary criticism, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, art history, law, and economics. This is the ideal text for any advanced course on interdisciplinary feminist theory, one that fills a long-standing gap in feminist pedagogy.
About the Author
Anne C. Herrmann is associate professor of English and Women146s Studies at the University of Michigan. She is the author of The Dialogic and Difference: "An/Other Woman" in Virginia Woolf and Christa Wolf and Queering the Moderns: Poses/Portraits/Performances, as well as many other papers on women in literature and cultural theory. Abigail J. Stewart is professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan, and director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. She is the author of many articles on the psychology of women, and she co-edited the volume Women's Untold Stories with Mary Romero.