Charlotte Perkins Gilman: A Nonfiction Reader

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Columbia University Press, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 345 pages
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Although deconstruction has become a popular catchword, as an intellectual movement it has never entirely caught on within the university. For some in the academy, deconstruction, and Jacques Derrida in particular, are responsible for the demise of accountability in the study of literature.

Countering these facile dismissals of Derrida and deconstruction, Herman Rapaport explores the incoherence that has plagued critical theory since the 1960s and the resulting legitimacy crisis in the humanities. Against the backdrop of a rich, informed discussion of Derrida's writings--and how they have been misconstrued by critics and admirers alike--The Theory Mess investigates the vicissitudes of Anglo-American criticism over the past thirty years and proposes some possibilities for reform.

 

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Although best known for her fictional works, especially "The Yellow Wallpaper'' (1892) and Herland (1915), Gilman (1860-1935) wrote numerous nonfictional works reflecting stunningly clear and ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
THE EARLY YEARS 18601889
9
THE CLUB AND LECTURE YEARS
25
Human Nature Lecture 1890
44
Our Place Today Lecture 1891
53
The Labor Movement 1892
62
What the Peoples Party Means Speech 1893
74
THE BOOKWRITING YEARS 1898
84
Should Women Use Violence? 1912
212
Our Brains and What Ails Them chapters VIII and IX 1912
219
On Ellen Key and the Woman Movement 1913
234
The New Mothers of a New World 1913
247
Maternity Benefits and Reformers 1916
256
The Present Election 1916
262
Chapters THE LAST YEARS 19IJ1935
271
NOTES
313

THE FORERUNNER YEARS 1909
188
Statemen ts of Purpose 1909 and 1916
195
The ManMade World chapter XII 1911
203

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About the author (1991)

Ken Richardson is Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Human Development and Learning at the Open University, U.K. He is the author of Understanding Psychology, Understanding Intelligence, Models of Cognitive Development, and Origins of Human Potential.

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