French Feminist Theory: An Introduction (Google eBook)

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A&C Black, Mar 1, 2004 - Philosophy - 240 pages
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French Feminist Theory offers an introduction to the key concepts and themes in French feminist thought, both the materialist and the linguistic/psychoanalytic traditions. These are explored through the work of a wide range of theorists: Simone de Beauvoir, Chantal Chawaf, Helene Cixous, Catherine Clement, Christine Delphy, Marguerite Duras, Colette Guillaumin, Madeleine Gagnon, Luce Irigaray, Julia Kristeva, Nicole-Claude Mathieu, Michele Montreley, Monique Plaza, Paola Tabet and Monique Wittig.
The book outlines the philosophical and political diversity of French feminism, setting developments in the field in the particular cultural and social contexts in which they have emerged and unfolded.
  

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Contents

French Feminist Theory Backgrounds and Contexts
1
Sexual and Gendered Identities
40
Language and the Subject
72
Patriarchal Institutions
94
Writing and the Body
114
Power Race and the Stranger
135
Conclusion
157
AngloAmerican Connections
163
References
186
Index
199
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Dani Cavallaro is a freelance writer specializing in literary studies, critical and cultural theory and the visual arts. Her publications include The Gothic Vision, Critical and Cultural Theory and Cyberpunk and Cyberculture.

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