Essentially Speaking: Feminism, Nature and Difference (Google eBook)

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Routledge, Jan 11, 2013 - Literary Collections - 160 pages
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In this brief and powerful book, Diana Fuss takes on the debate of pure essence versus social construct, engaging with the work of Luce Irigaray and Monique Wittig, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Houston Baker, and with the politics of gay identity.
  

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A lucid and concise discussion of its subject matter, Fuss is a good theorist and a better writer. Read full review

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A foundational book for anyone interested in the progression of second and third wave feminism movements. Read full review

Contents

1 The Risk of Essence
1
2 Reading Like a Feminist
23
3 Monique Wittigs Antiessentialist Materialism
39
4 Luce Irigarays Language of Essence
55
5 Race Under Erasure? Poststructuralist AfroAmerican Literary Theory
73
The Question of Identity Politics
97
7 Essentialism in the Classroom
113
Notes
121
Bibliography
131
Index
141
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Fuss is Associate Professor of English at Princeton University.

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