Thinking Through Feminism
Edited by Sarah Ahmed, Jane Kilby, Celia Lury, Maureen McNeil, Maureen Mcneil, Beverley Skeggs
Routledge – 2000 – 368 pages
With contributions from some of the most important current feminist thinkers, Transformations traces both the shifts in thinking that have allowed feminism to arrive at its present point, and the way that feminist agendas have progressed in line with wider social developments.
A thorough reassessment of feminism's place in contemporary life, the authors engage in current debates as diverse as globalization, technoscience, embodiment and performativity, taking feminism in fresh directions, mapping new territory and suggesting alternative possibilities.
Introduction: Thinking Through Feminism Part 1: The Rhetorics of Feminism 1. The Subject of True Feeling: Pain, privacy and politics 2. Shaming Theory, Thinking Distinctions: Feminism and reconciliation 3. Owned Suffering: Thinking the feminist political imagination with Simone de Beauvoir and Richard Wright 4. 'Unifying Forces': Rhetorical reflections on a pro-choice image 5. Luce Irigaray's Sexual Rights and the Politics of Performativity Part 2: Boundaries and Connections 6. Claiming Transformations: Travel notes with pictures 7. From Politics of Identity to Politics of Complexity: A possible research agenda for feminist politics/movements across time and space 8. Operatic Karaoke and the Pitfalls of Identity Politics: A translated performance 9. Crossing Boundaries: Rethinking/teaching identity Part 3: Knowledges and Disciplines 10. Forays of a Philosophical Feminist: Sexual difference, genealogy, teleology 11. Philosophy and the Feminist Imagination 12. Still Telling It Like It Is?: Problems of feminist truth claims 13. Techno-triumphialism, Techno-tourism, American Dreams and Feminism 14. Nuclear Families: Women's narratives of the making of the atomic bomb Part 4: Subject Matters 15. Objects of Innovation: Post-occupational reflexivity and re-traditionalisations of gender 16. Consumerism and Compulsory Individuality: Women, will and potential 17. Reframing Pregnant Embodiment 18. Monsters, Marvels and Metaphysics: Beyond the powers of horror 19. Belonging and Unbelonging: Transformations of memory in the photographs of Virginia Woolf