A selection of essays which proposes strategies for practising conflict in feminism and explores the most critically divisive issues in feminism today. The contributors analyze how particular debates have worked both for and against feminist thought.
A gender diary / Ann Snitow -- Historical perspectives : the Equal Rights Amendment conflict in the 1920s / Nancy F. Cott -- A conversation about race and class / Mary Childers and Bell Hooks -- Producing sex, theory, and culture : gay/straight remappings in contemporary feminism / Katie King-- Replacing feminist criticism / Peggy Kamuf -- The text's heroine : a feminist critic and her fictions / Nancy K. Miller -- Parisian letters : between feminism and deconstruction / Peggy Kamuf and Nancy K. Miller -- Deconstructing equality-versus-difference : or, the uses of poststructuralist theory for feminism / Joan W. Scott -- Adjudicating differences : conflicts among feminist lawyers / Martha Minow
Conflicts and tensions in the feminist study of gender and science / Helen E. Longino and Evelynn Hammonds -- Race, class, and psychoanalysis? : opening questions / Elizabeth Abel -- The facts of fatherhood / Thomas W. Laqueur -- Thinking about fathers / Sara Ruddick -- The woman warrior versus the Chinaman Pacific : must a Chinese American critic choose between feminism and heroism? / King-Kok Cheung -- Upping the anti [sic] in feminist theory / Teresa de Lauretis -- Split affinities : the case of interracial rape / Valerie Smith -- Birth pangs : conceptive technologies and the threat to motherhood / Michelle Stanworth -- Notes of a post-sex wars theorizer / Carla Freccero -- Feminism and difference : the perils of writing as a woman on women in Algeria / Marnia Lazreg
Criticizing feminist criticism / Jane Gallop, Marianne Hirsch, and Nancy K. Miller -- Conclusions : practicing conflict in feminist theory / Marianne Hirsch and Evelyn Fox Keller
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