2012 Feminism and Gender Studies Catalogue


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Routledge Library Editions

Routledge Library Editions reissue volumes from the distinguished and extensive backlist of many imprints associated with Routledge in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This programme offers the individual the opportunity to acquire volumes by some of the greatest thinkers and authors of the last 120 years.

This year sees the publication of  2 Routledge Library Editions titles focussing on Feminism and Gender Studies: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature, and RLE: Feminist Theory.

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  1. New Feminist Discourses

    Critical Essays on Theories and Texts

    Edited by Isobel Armstrong

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    This collection of new feminist essays represents the work of young critics researching and teaching in British Universities. Aiming to set the agenda for feminist criticism in the nineties, the essays debate themes crucial to the development of feminist thought: among them, the problems of...

    Published June 4th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Women Writing and Writing about Women

    Edited by Mary Jacobus

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    This innovative collection of contemporary essays in feminist literary criticism provides a spectrum of approaches and positions, united by their common focus on writing by and about women. Spanning the novel, poetry, drama, film and criticism, the contributors emphasise some of the problems of...

    Published June 5th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Rewriting the Victorians

    Theory, History, and the Politics of Gender

    Edited by Linda M. Shires

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    This collection of essays, both feminist and historical, analyzes power relations between men and women in the Victorian period. This volume is the first to reshape Victorian studies from the perspective of the postmodern return to history, and is variously influenced by Marxism, sociology,...

    Published June 4th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Feminine Fictions

    Revisiting the Postmodern

    By Patricia Waugh

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    ‘Postmodernism’ and ‘feminism’ have become familiar terms since the 1960s, developing alongside one another and clearly sharing many strong points of contact. Why then have the critical debates arising out of these movements had so little to say about each other? Patricia Waugh addresses the...

    Published June 5th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Around 1981

    Academic Feminist Literary Theory

    By Jane Gallop

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    Jane Gallop’s book offers a clear-eyed and comprehensive history of feminist literary criticism. Why, she asks, have we so quickly buried 1970s feminist criticism? What lies buried there? Why do 1990s academic feminists accuse other academic feminists of being ‘academic’? Gallop takes the...

    Published June 5th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Abjection, Melancholia and Love

    The Work of Julia Kristeva

    Edited by John Fletcher, Andrew Benjamin

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    This volume begins with a new essay by Julia Kristeva, ‘The Adolescent Novel’, in which she examines the relation between novelistic writing and the experience of adolescence as an ‘open structure’. It is this blend of the literary with the psychoanalytic that places Kristeva’s work central to...

    Published June 5th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Gender, Genre & Narrative Pleasure

    Edited by Derek Longhurst

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    Recent years have witnessed important new initiatives in the study of popular fictional modes of writing. At one time the field could have been described with reasonable accuracy by two traditions: one that analyzed the production and distribution of popular fiction as commodities; and one whose...

    Published June 5th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Engendering Men

    The Question of Male Feminist Criticism

    Edited by Joseph A. Boone, Michael Cadden

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    Over the past several years, the question of men’s relation to feminism has become a fiercely and sometimes bitterly debated subject. Engendering Men demonstrates the creative impact that feminist modes of inquiry have already had on a new generation of male critics. In the wake of feminism, many...

    Published June 4th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Changing Subjects

    The Making of Feminist Literary Criticism

    Edited by Gayle Greene, Coppélia Kahn

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    These twenty autobiographical essays by eminent feminist literary critics explore the process by which women scholars became feminist scholars, articulating the connections between the personal and political in their lives and work. They describe the experiences that radicalised women within...

    Published June 4th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Rereading Modernism

    New Directions in Feminist Criticism

    Edited by Lisa Rado

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    Until about 1986, feminists generally considered modernism a reactionary, misogynist, and hegemonic mire not worth investigating. Since then enough studies of modernism have appeared that 17 feminist critics can now review and debate their treatment of the period. They evaluate the progress and...

    Published June 5th 2012 by Routledge

  11. (Un)like Subjects

    Women, Theory, Fiction

    By Gerardine Meaney

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    What is the relationship between feminist critical theory and literature? This book deals with the relationship between women and writing, mothers and daughters, the maternal and history. It addresses the questions about language, writing and the relations between women which have preoccupied the...

    Published June 4th 2012 by Routledge

  12. Routledge Library Editions: Women, Feminism and Literature

    Edited by Isobel Armstrong

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    Reissuing seminal works originally published between 1979 and 1994, Routledge Library Editions: Women, Feminism and Literature offers a selection of scholarship from a time of great change in feminist studies and literary studies. Topics cover all aspects of women's literature, gender and feminism...

    Published June 5th 2012 by Routledge

  13. Victorian Women's Fiction

    Marriage, Freedom, and the Individual

    By Shirley Foster

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    Focusing on the ways in which female novelists have, in their creative work, challenged or scrutinised contemporary assumptions about their own sex, this book's critical interest in women’s fiction shows how mid-nineteenth-century women writers confront the conflict between the pressures of...

    Published June 4th 2012 by Routledge

  14. Where No Man has Gone Before

    Essays on Women and Science Fiction

    Edited by Lucie Armitt

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    How do women writers use science fiction to challenge assumptions about the genre and its representations of women? To what extent is the increasing number of women writing science fiction reformulating the expectations of readers and critics? What has been the effect of this phenomenon upon the...

    Published June 5th 2012 by Routledge

  15. Edging Women Out

    Victorian Novelists, Publishers and Social Change

    By Gaye Tuchman

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    Before about 1840, there was little prestige attached to the writing of novels, and most English novelists were women. By the turn of the twentieth century, "men of letters" acclaimed novels as a form of great literature, and most critically successful novelists were men. In the book, sociologist...

    Published June 4th 2012 by Routledge

  16. American Women's Fiction, 1790-1870

    A Reference Guide

    By Barbara A. White

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    An annotated bibliography on women who wrote fiction in the US during the period 1790-1870. The first part is an annotated list of sources that discuss women's fiction in the period and women authors born before 1840 who published before 1870. The second part is an alphabetical list of the...

    Published June 4th 2012 by Routledge

  17. Feminist Criticism and Social Change (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Sex, class and race in literature and culture

    Edited by Deborah Rosenfelt, Judith Newton

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    This lively and controversial collection of essays sets out to theorize and practice a ‘materialist-feminist’ criticism of literature and culture. Such a criticism is based on the view that the material conditions in which men and women live are central to an understanding of culture and society....

    Published October 11th 2012 by Routledge

  18. At the Boundaries of Law (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Feminism and Legal Theory

    Edited by Martha Albertson Fineman, Nancy Sweet Thomadsen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    Feminists have recently begun to challenge the powerful influence of the law on the social and cultural construction of women’s roles, identities, and rights. At the Boundaries of Law is a timely and path-breaking work that provides a series of non-technical, interdisciplinary explorations into the...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  19. Ethics and Human Reproduction (RLE Feminist Theory)

    A Feminist Analysis

    By Christine Overall

    In Ethics and Human Reproduction, Christine Overall blends feminist theory and philosophical expertise to provide a coherent analysis of a range of moral questions and social policy issues pertaining to human reproduction and the new reproductive technologies. Topics covered include: sex...

    Published October 11th 2012 by Routledge

  20. Feminism and Materialism (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Women and Modes of Production

    Edited by Annette Kuhn, AnnMarie Wolpe

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    These original essays are planned to provide a coherent basis for an understanding of women’s social and historical situation. This achieved by outlining the foundation of a systematic approach to an analysis of women’s relationship to modes of production and reproduction within a materialist...

    Published October 11th 2012 by Routledge

  21. Feminist Knowledge (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Critique and Construct

    Edited by Sneja Gunew

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    The ‘minority’ feminist viewpoints have often been submerged in the interests of maintaining a mainstream, universal model of feminism. This anthology takes into account the various differences among women while looking at the important areas of feminist struggle. While sisterhood is indeed global,...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  22. Feminist Praxis (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Research, Theory and Epistemology in Feminist Sociology

    Edited by Liz Stanley

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    Feminist social scientists often find that carrying feminism into practice in their research is neither easy nor straightforward. Designed precisely with feminist researchers in mind, Feminist Praxis gives detailed analytic accounts of particular examples of feminist research, showing how feminist...

    Published October 11th 2012 by Routledge

  23. Gendered Subjects (RLE Feminist Theory)

    The Dynamics of Feminist Teaching

    Edited by Catherine Portuges, Margo Culley

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    The phrase ‘feminist pedagogy’ couples the contemporary and the traditional, joining current political movements with a concern for the transmission of knowledge more ancient than the Greek word for teaching. Now, two decades after the first Women’s Studies courses appeared on campuses, their place...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  24. Feminists Read Habermas (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Gendering the Subject of Discourse

    Edited by Johanna Meehan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    This important new collection considers Jurgen Habermas's discourse theory from a variety of feminist vantage points. Habermas's theory represents one of the most persuasive current formulations of moral and political notions of subjectivity and normativity. Feminist scholars have been drawn to his...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  25. Men in Feminism (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Edited by Alice Jardine, Paul Smith

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    What are men doing in feminist discourse? Although many feminists have commented on the relation, actual or possible, of men to feminist thinking and practice, and although some male academics have written about feminism, there has so far been little shared discussion. Men in Feminism is the first...

    Published October 11th 2012 by Routledge

  26. Nostalgia and Sexual Difference (RLE Feminist Theory)

    The Resistance to Contemporary Feminism

    Edited by Janice Doane, DEVON HODGES

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    Dissatisfaction with the present can cause people to gaze nostalgically back to an idealized past; that nostalgia pervades contemporary rhetoric. In lamenting the ‘degeneracy’ of present-day America, social and literary critics as well as contemporary novelists often choose as their scapegoat the...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  27. The Oppositional Imagination (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Feminism, Critique and Political Theory

    Edited by Joan Cocks

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    The Oppositional Imagination draws together elements from Marxism, analytical philosophy, post-structuralism, and post-colonial criticism to analyse the elusive interplay of culture and power. It focuses its attention on cultural domination, opposition and evasion in the realm of sex and gender....

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  28. The Horned God (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Feminism and Men as Wounding and Healing

    By John Rowan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    This original and pioneering study of how men relate to feminism will appeal to all men who are concerned about their response to the women’s movement and to the women in their lives. It will also be helpful for women seeking a constructive response from men. John Rowan, drawing on his personal...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  29. Coming to Terms (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Feminism, Theory, Politics

    For over a decade, feminist studies have occupied an extraordinary position in the United States. On the one hand, they have contributed to the development of a strong ‘identity’ politics; on the other, they have been part of the post-structuralist critique of the unified subject – its experience,...

    Published October 11th 2012 by Routledge

  30. Materialist Feminism and the Politics of Discourse (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Edited by Rosemary Hennessy

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    Materialist Feminism and the Politics of Discourse confronts the impasses in materialist feminist work on rethinking ‘woman’ as a discursively constructed subject. The book looks at the problem of examining critically the social dimensions on which theories of discourse are premised: how such...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  31. Feminists and State Welfare (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Edited by JENNIFER DALE, PEGGY FOSTER

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    Designed for students of social policy and women’s studies, this text gives a readable account of the wide range of feminist ideas about women and welfare. The authors draw on feminist theory, research and analysis to explore women’s experiences of welfare, and the debates within feminism on how...

    Published October 11th 2012 by Routledge

  32. Julia Kristeva (RLE Feminist Theory)

    By John Lechte

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    A leading literary critic and psychoanalyst, Julia Kristeva is one of the most significant French thinkers writing today. In this up-to-date survey of her work, John Lechte outlines fully and systematically her intellectual development. He traces it from her work on Bakhtin and the logic of poetic...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  33. Feminism for Girls (RLE Feminist Theory)

    An Adventure Story

    Edited by Angela McRobbie, Trisha McCabe

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    Feminism for Girls presents feminist perspectives on aspects of adolescence which have been chosen for their special relevance to the lives and experiences of girls and young women today. Illustrated throughout, chapters cover themes and topics which include romance and sexuality, girls’ magazines,...

    Published October 11th 2012 by Routledge

  34. Feminist Experiences (RLE Feminist Theory)

    The Women's Movement in Four Cultures

    By Susan Bassnett

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    The Women’s Movement is usually referred to as if it were a constant, global phenomenon. There are women’s movements in Europe, North and South America, Africa, the Middle East, India, Japan and Australia, and many women and men assume that they are regional manifestations of the same thing, and...

    Published October 11th 2012 by Routledge

  35. Married to the Job (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Wives' Incorporation in Men's Work

    By Janet Finch

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    Married to the Job examines an important but under-researched area: the relationships of wives to their husbands’ work. Janet Finch looks both at the way women’s lives are directly affected by the work their husbands do and how they can get drawn into it. These she sees as the two sides of wives’ ‘...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  36. Problems for Feminist Criticism (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Edited by Sally Minogue

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    Feminist criticism has come a long way in the last twenty years. Its development has been rapid, its snowball progress picking up elements of structuralism, deconstruction and psychoanalytic criticism; just as rapidly it has been shedding its own early theories and methodologies. Now it is a...

    Published October 11th 2012 by Routledge

  37. Contemporary Western European Feminism (RLE Feminist Theory)

    By Gisela Kaplan

    Contemporary Western European Feminism is a ground-breaking history of feminism. Gisela Kaplan invites a critical analysis of current ideas, terms and assumptions about our modern world. Written confidently and with compassion, this is the story of a long revolution that has set out to change...

    Published October 11th 2012 by Routledge

  38. Science and the Construction of Women (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Edited by Mary Maynard

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    Science and the Construction of Women is a multi-disciplinary exploration of the major questions currently challenging feminist scholars of science. The authors ask key questions: What constitutes science? How have feminists investigated it? How does science ‘construct’ women? How can we create a...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  39. Subordination (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Feminism and Social Theory

    By Clare Burton

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    Subordination presents a survey of some of the most important ideas developed within feminism since the 1970s. Among the central themes addressed are: the origins of women’s subordination; the private/public split; the nature and the role of domestic labour; the impact of psychoanalysis on feminist...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  40. Tearing the Veil (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Essays on Femininity

    Edited by Susan Lipschitz

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    This a collection of essays about women, by women, which examine the production of femininity within a patriarchal society. The essays show that characteristics generally considered to be ‘feminine’ are in fact cultural constructions within a patriarchal order. The patriarchal culture is taken by...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  41. The Liberation of Women (RLE Feminist Theory)

    A Study of Patriarchy and Capitalism

    Edited by Roberta Hamilton

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    In The Liberation of Women, Roberta Hamilton explores two of the key questions that have been systematically raised by the Women’s Liberation Movement: why have women occupied a subordinate position in society and how can the variation in the forms and intensity of their exploitation and oppression...

    Published October 11th 2012 by Routledge

  42. Disputed Subjects (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Essays on Psychoanalysis, Politics and Philosophy

    By Jane Flax

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    Incorporating autobiography as well as reflections on relations between mothers and daughters, psychoanalysis, feminist theorizing, race, and modernist political theories and philosophies, renowned feminist theorist Jane Flax brings together eight of her most recent essays in Disputed Subjects. ‘...

    Published October 11th 2012 by Routledge

  43. The Sceptical Feminist (RLE Feminist Theory)

    A Philosophical Enquiry

    By Janet Radcliffe Richards

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    A systematic and original study of feminist issues, The Sceptical Feminist fights a battle on two fronts: against the view that little or nothing is wrong with women’s position, and at the same time against much current feminist dogma. It is written by a philosopher who, in the tradition of John...

    Published October 11th 2012 by Routledge

  44. Goodbye Tarzan (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Men After Feminism

    By Helen Franks

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    What do men feel about the women’s movement? How has it changed them, if at all? To try and answer these questions Helen Franks talked to many men and drew upon research in Britain, the US and Australia. She interviewed men from all social groups – business executives, writers, factory workers,...

    Published October 11th 2012 by Routledge

  45. In Other Words (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Writing as a Feminist

    Edited by Gail Chester, Sigrid Nielsen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    This is a book for all women writers, professional, amateur or aspiring, in which forty women talk about writing and the part it plays in their lives. Self-discovery, work, personal liberation, communication, hope for change – all these motives inspire these short and direct personal statements....

    Published October 11th 2012 by Routledge

  46. Feminism in France (RLE Feminist Theory)

    From May '68 to Mitterand

    By Claire Duchen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    Feminism in France charts the evolution of the women’s liberation in France (MLF) from its emergence in 1968 to the present. Claire Duchen provides a lucid and compelling account of different feminist practices in France, clarifying the divergent political stances and the feminist theory that...

    Published October 11th 2012 by Routledge

  47. Between Men and Feminism (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Colloquium: Papers

    By David Porter

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    Between Men and Feminism had its origins in a lively colloquium at St John’s College, Cambridge in 1990. It discusses how two decades of feminism have affected the ways men define their own masculinities, and how they have responded in their own social, sexual and political lives to the challenges...

    Published October 11th 2012 by Routledge

  48. Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    Edited by Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory brings together as one set, or individual volumes, a series of previously out-of-print classics from a variety of academic imprints. With titles ranging from The Liberation of Women to Feminists and State Welfare, from Married to the...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge