Edited by Linda Nicholson
Published October 19th 1989 by Routledge – 360 pages
Series: Thinking Gender
In this anthology, prominent contemporary theorists assess the benefits and dangers of postmodernism for feminist theory. The contributors examine the meaning of postmodernism both as a methodological position and a diagnosis of the times. They consider such issues as the nature of personal and social identity today, the political implications of recent aesthetic trends, and the consequences of changing work and family relations on women's lives. Contributors: Seyla Benhabib, Susan Bordo, Judith Butler, Christine Di Stefano, Jane Flax, Nancy Fraser, Donna Haraway, Sandra Harding, Nancy Hartsock, Andreas Huyssen, Linda J. Nicholson, Elspeth Probyn, Anna Yeatman, Iris Young.
". . . the collection provides an incisive debate over some of the major issues confronting feminism in relation to postmodernism." -- The Women's Review of Books
". . . a valuable collection for anyone concerned with either feminism or postmodernism, but especially for those concerned with their integration." -- Studies in the Humanities
"This collection represents some of the vanguard feminist philosophy today. The complexity and erudition of the scholarship are proof of the maturity of feminist thought. The energy and depth of the analyses are proof that feminist theory has both the ability to keep its critical edge even when the subject of attack is itself and a deep reserve of vitality nourished by commitment to practical struggle." -- Hypatia
"The papers collected here are among the very best, feminist or other, that try to map out the tortured terrain and point the way to an answer." -- Andrea Nye, Hypatia