Feminist theory and literary practice /

An accessible account of the varieties of feminist thought within the context of the key American texts including Kate Chopin, Alice Walker and Ann Beattie.

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Main Author: Madsen, Deborah L., (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 2000.
Online Access:Available via JSTOR
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Table of Contents:
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  • Introduction: Feminism in America
  • 1.
  • Gender and Rhetoric: Liberal Feminism and Mary Rowlandson
  • Survey of Liberal Feminist Theory: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Betty Friedan
  • Liberal Feminism in Praxis: Mary Rowlandson's The Sovereignty and Goodness of God
  • 2.
  • Gender and Work: Marxist Feminism and Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Survey of Marxist Feminist Theory: Emma Goldman, Michele Barrett, Lillian Robinson
  • Marxist Feminism in Praxis: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper and Selected Stories
  • 3.
  • Gender and Consciousness: Psychoanalytic Feminism and Kate Chopin
  • Survey of Psychoanalytic Feminist Theory: Carol Gilligan, Jane Flax, Jane Gallop
  • Psychoanalytic Feminism in Praxis: Kate Chopin's The Awakening
  • 4.
  • Gender and Nature: Eco-feminism and Willa Cather
  • Survey of Eco-feminist Theory: Carol Adams, Carol Bigwood, Carolyn Merchant
  • Eco-feminism in Praxis: Willa Cather's Plains Fiction
  • 5.
  • Gender and Sexuality: Radical Feminism and Adrienne Rich
  • Survey of Radical Feminist Theory:: Shulamith Firestone, Andrea Dworkin, Mary Daly, Audre Lorde
  • Radical Feminism in Praxis: Adrienne Rich's Poetry
  • 6.
  • Gender and Class: Socialist Feminism and Ann Beatte
  • Survey of Socialist Feminist Theory: Juliet Mitchell, Sheila Rowbotham, Zillah Eisenstein
  • Socialist Feminism in Praxis: Ann Beattie's Secrets and Surprises
  • 7.
  • Gender and Race: Feminism of Colour and Alice Walker, Denise Chavez, Leslie Marmon Silko, Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Survey of Feminism of Colour: Gloria Anzaldua, Angela Davis, bell hooks, Paula Gunn Allen
  • Third-World Feminism in Praxis: Alice Walker's The Color Purple, Denise Chavez's The Last of the Menu Girls, Leslie Marmon Silko's Storyteller, Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior.