Essentially Speaking: Feminism, Nature and Difference

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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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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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