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Theory Out of Bounds #18: Methodology of the Oppressed
Theory Out of Bounds #18: Methodology of the Oppressed
by Chela Sandoval
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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... (read more)

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Heroines (Semiotext(e) / Active Agents)
Heroines (Semiotext(e) / Active Agents)
by Kate Zambreno
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I am beginning to realize that taking the self out of our essays is a form of repression. Taking the self out feels like obeying a gag order--pretending an objectivity where there is nothing objective about the experience of confronting and engaging with... (read more)

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The Resisting Reader: A Feminist Approach to American Fiction (Midland Books: No. 247)
The Resisting Reader: A Feminist Approach to American Fiction (Midland Books: No. 247)
by Judith Fetterley
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"Fetterley's questions are often so crucial, her observations repeatedly so acute, that they force us to ask how we avoided them in the past." --Women's Studies International Quarterly "... thoughtful, informed, and well written... (read more)

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Arms and the Woman: War, Gender, and Literary Representation
Arms and the Woman: War, Gender, and Literary Representation
by Helen M. Cooper
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Although the themes of women's complicity in and resistance to war have been part of literature from early times, they have not been fully integrated into conventional conceptions of the war narrative. Combining feminist literary criticism with the... (read more)

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Feminist Difference : Literature, Psychoanalysis, Race, and Gender (98 Edition)
Feminist Difference : Literature, Psychoanalysis, Race, and Gender (98 Edition)
by Barbara Johnson
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Employing surprising juxtapositions, THE FEMINIST DIFFERENCE looks at fiction by black writers from a feminist/psychoanalytic perspective, at poetry, and at feminism and law. The author presents an unfailingly close reading of moments at which feminism... (read more)

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Mammographies: The Cultural Discourses of Breast Cancer Narratives
Mammographies: The Cultural Discourses of Breast Cancer Narratives
by Mary K. Deshazer
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and#160; While breast cancer continues to affect the lives of millions, contemporary writers and artists have responded to the ravages of the disease in creative expression. Mary K. DeShazerand#8217;s book looks specifically at breast cancer memoirs and... (read more)

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Women Who Dare 2009 Engagement Calendar
Women Who Dare 2009 Engagement Calendar
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This inspiring calendar profiles fifty-three outstanding women — both historical and contemporary — who have made profound contributions in art, education, politics, sports, science, and other endeavors. Each week of the calendar features... (read more)

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Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory
Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory
by Toril Moi
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Written for readers with little knowledge of the subject, "Sexual/Textual Politics" nevertheless makes its own intervention into key debates, arguing provocatively for a commitedly political and theoretical criticism as against merely textual or... (read more)

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Communities of Women: An Idea in Fiction
Communities of Women: An Idea in Fiction
by Nina Auerbach
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In this classic work of feminist and literary criticism, Auerbach explores how the fellowship of sisterhood as it occurs or fails to occur in historical reality is reflected in famous novels such as those of Louisa May Alcott (Little Women), Charlotte... (read more)

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Impressionist Subjects: Gender, Interiority, and Modernist Fiction in England
Impressionist Subjects: Gender, Interiority, and Modernist Fiction in England
by Tamar Katz
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Exploring the intersection of ideas about woman, subjectivity, and literary authority, Impressionist Subjects reveals the female subject as crucial in framing contradictions central to modernism, particularly the tension between modernism's claim to... (read more)

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Field Guide to Chicks of the United States
Field Guide to Chicks of the United States
by Joe Bovino
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Joe Bovino’s fully illustrated Field Guide to Chicks of the United States is an hilarious and insightful guide to finding and identifying women from regional, ethnic, and other American subcultures (or “species”), also known as... (read more)

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The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World: Completely Revised and Updated
The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World: Completely Revised and Updated
by Joni Seager
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In this revision of her ground-breaking atlas, Joni Seager draws on a vast amount of new global data to explore the key issues facing women today: equality, motherhood, feminism, beauty, culture, women at work, women in the global economy, changing... (read more)

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Trauma Narratives and Herstory
Trauma Narratives and Herstory
by Sonya (edt) Andermahr
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This book draws together international scholars to examine the representation of female trauma and women's version of history in contemporary literature and culture. Focusing on texts by or about women, the book explores the variety of representational... (read more)

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Wild Women Talk Back
Wild Women Talk Back
by Autumn (edt) Stephens
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Quips and unforgettable one-liners from female movie stars, musicians, politicians, and writers throughout history.... (read more)

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Gendering War Talk (Princeton Legacy Library)
Gendering War Talk (Princeton Legacy Library)
by Miriam G. Cooke
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In a century torn by violent civil uprisings, civilian bombings, and genocides, war has been an immediate experience for both soldiers and civilians, for both women and men. But has this reality changed our long-held images of the roles women and men... (read more)

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All-American Girl: The Ideal of Real Womanhood in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America
All-American Girl: The Ideal of Real Womanhood in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America
by Frances B. Cogan
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Our image of nineteenth-century American women is generally divided into two broad classifications: victims and revolutionaries. This divide has served the purposes of modern feminists well, allowing them to claim feminism as the only viable role model... (read more)

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Erotic Memoirs and Postfeminism: The Politics of Pleasure
Erotic Memoirs and Postfeminism: The Politics of Pleasure
by Joel Gwynne
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While books such as Belle de Jour's The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl and Catherine Millet's The Sexual Life of Catherine M. captured the imagination of the reading public and marked the contemporary erotic memoir as a publishing phenomenon,... (read more)

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Virginia Woolf as Feminist
Virginia Woolf as Feminist
by Naomi Black
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Virginia Woolf as Feminist claims Woolf's radical and political version of feminism and activism is most explicitly laid out in her nonfiction text "Three Guineas."... (read more)

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Elizabeth Bishop: Lines of Connection
Elizabeth Bishop: Lines of Connection
by Linda Anderson
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A new reading of Elizabeth Bishop's work ranging across archival, historical and theoretical materials Linda Anderson explores Elizabeth Bishop's poetry, from her early days at Vassar College to her last great poems in Geography III and the later... (read more)

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Portraits of American Women: From Settlement to the Present
Portraits of American Women: From Settlement to the Present
by G J Barker Benfield
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Until recently, a "womanless" American history was the norm. But in fact, without a history of women we neglect consideration of gender dynamics, sex roles, and family and sexual relations--the very fundamentals of human interaction. In Portraits of... (read more)

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