Feminism, Utopia, and Narrative

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Libby Falk Jones, Sarah McKim Webster Goodwin
Univ. of Tennessee Press, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 222 pages
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Essays from the intersection of feminist theory, literary criticism, and political philosophy trace the feminist utopian impulse in contexts as different as a medieval convent and contemporary science fiction, raising questions about the relationships between narrative and social change, utopianism and totalitarianism, and fantasy and hope. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Contents

Food for Postmodern Thought
21
Utopian Feminism Skeptical Feminism
34
The Laws of Justice of Nature and of Right
50
The Grand Marital Revolution
69
The Great Divorce
85
So We All Became Mothers
100
Gilman Bradley Picrcy and the Evolving Rhetoric
116
Womens Utopias
130
Feminocentric Utopia and Male Desire
159
A Medieval Womans Utopian Vision
174
Response
191
Notes on Contributors 209
209
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