The Straight Mind and Other Essays

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Beacon Press, 1992 - Literary Collections - 110 pages
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These political, philosophical, and literary essays mark the first collection of theoretical writing from the acclaimed novelist and French feminist writer Monique Wittig.
  

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Review: The Straight Mind: And Other Essays

User Review  - Andreea - Goodreads

So many different kinds of awesome... ...ehh, I mean, yes, obviously, the systematic oppression of women is quite the opposite of awesome, Monique Wittig, however, is its epitome. Read full review

Review: The Straight Mind: And Other Essays

User Review  - Lauren - Goodreads

At the root of Monique Wittig's various arguments is the concept that the categories of sex are socially constructed, which she lays out in the very first essay of the collection, “The Category of Sex ... Read full review

Contents

The Category of Sex
1
One Is Not Born a Woman
9
The Straight Mind
21
On the Social Contract
33
Universal or Particular?
59
The Trojan Horse
68
The Mark of Gender
76
Notes
101
Bibliography
109
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Monique Wittig (1935-2003) was a French avant-garde writer and feminist theorist. Her early novel L’Opoponax won the prix Médicis. David Le Vay has translated numerous books, including Wittig's The Lesbian Body.

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