The Straight Mind and Other Essays

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Beacon Press, 1992 - Literary Collections - 110 pages
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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A celebrated scholar on several continents and best known for Les Gueilleres ( LJ 1/1/72) and The Lesbian Body ( LJ 10/1/75), Wittig's contribution to the French women's movement and feminist and ... 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-born feminist theorist and the author of L'Opoponax and Les Guérillères. Her writing focused on the performativity of gender, sexuality, and lesbian feminism. She studied at the Sorbonne and The School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (L'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales), and later taught at such institutions as Vassar College and University of California--Berkeley.

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