New French Feminisms

New French Feminisms Since feminist theory has been the subject of much serious intellectual inquiry in France While the French are familiar with American feminist texts the opposite is not true American knowledge

  • Title: New French Feminisms
  • Author: Elaine Marks Isabelle De Courtivron
  • ISBN: 9780805206814
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Paperback
  • Since 1968, feminist theory has been the subject of much serious intellectual inquiry in France While the French are familiar with American feminist texts, the opposite is not true American knowledge of French feminist writing is often limited to Simone de Beauvoir s The Second Sex, published in 1949 This anthology of NEW FRENCH FEMINISMS is an attempt to bridge thatSince 1968, feminist theory has been the subject of much serious intellectual inquiry in France While the French are familiar with American feminist texts, the opposite is not true American knowledge of French feminist writing is often limited to Simone de Beauvoir s The Second Sex, published in 1949 This anthology of NEW FRENCH FEMINISMS is an attempt to bridge that gap The editors have included over fifty selections of recent French feminist writing, most of which have never before been translated into English, and some of which have never been published in either French or English The selections reflect the wide spectrum of theories comprising the French feminist movement These theories complement the pragmatic and empirical approach of American feminists, for they emphasize dialectical thought, psychoanalytic and linguistic theory, and the politics of language and culture.The editors provide introductory essays that discuss the history of French discourses on feminism and analyze the post 1968 developments They also supply a chronological table outlining both the major events of French history and those of the French feminist movement, as well as a bio bibliography and a bibliography.

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    1. "A woman without a body, dumb, blind, can’t possibly be a good fighter." -Helene Cixous, "The Laugh of the Medusa"This book contains French feminisms that are no longer new, but fascinating all the same. The highlights of this volume are:Helene Cixous' "The Laugh of the Medusa," which is an essay that a lot of people care about but which can be hard to find in print elsewhere. Extraordinary piece of writing -- poetry and theory all at the same time.Christiane Rochefort's "Are Women Writers Sti [...]

    2. As a historical collection of writings this is interesting, especially in regards to the fact that the authors who appear in this anthology do not always agree with one another and issue sometime scathing critiques of certain ideas. For anyone grounded in intersectional feminist theory, there are multiple essays that will read as somewhat problematically as authors, like Simone de Beauvoir, make claims that the suffering women face is equivalent to the suffering experienced by enslaved American [...]

    3. landmark textill provides an historical record of a movement that continues to be blighted by misunderstanding

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