Feminist (Re)visions of the Subject : Landscapes, Ethnoscapes, and Theoryscapes
Feminist (Re)visions utilizes the study of space and place-which extends through sociology, anthropology, cultural studies and area studies, historical perspectives, and philosophy-as a paradigm for cross-disciplinary inquiry. Noting that both the study of space/place and feminism are transected by the lines of spacial, conceptual, and ontological disintegration in contemporary academia, Gail Currie and Celia Rothenberg have culled a collection of writings drawn together from feminist scholars across several disciplines to address three questions: how are subjects constituted in relation to the spaces and places they occupy; how are those spaces and places in turn negotiated and transformed; and how are feminists actively constructing new visions of the female subject in the context of the postmodern academic terrain? This work sets the stage for the development of a productive feminist praxis in an academic world some fear has been relativized and depoliticized by the postmodern turn.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 147.3 x 223.5 x 17.8mm | 294.84g
- 01 Sep 2002
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Landscapes: Negotiating Space Chapter 3 Critical Dwellings: Foregrounding Space in the Feminist Picture Chapter 4 "Your Life Vest is Under Your Seat": The Politics of Airline Seating Chapter 5 From a Room to a Cyberspace of One's Own: Technology and the Women-Only Heterotopia Chapter 6 Family Business: The Household, Gender, and Generational Relations in an International Ski Resort in the Tirolean Alps Part 7 Ethnoscapes: Production of Place Chapter 8 Manufactured Tradition and the Embodiment of Place: Ethiopian Muslims in a Deterritorialized World Chapter 9 Ambiguous Symbols: Women and the Ascetic Ideal in Jainism Chapter 10 Embodied Spirits: Palestinians and the Experience of Possession Chapter 11 Consciousness Razing: Self-Defining Feminism and the Problem of Postmodern Politics Part 12 Theoryscapes: Landscapes of Theory Production Chapter 13 Weaving Intimacy and Reflexivity: The Locational Politics of Power, Knowledge, and Identities Chapter 14 Cross-Pollinations: Tropes and Consequences in Scientific Writing Chapter 15 Fear of a Real Planet: Sublunary Fantasies of Gender, Sex, and Nation Chapter 16 Crossing Performativities: "Reclaiming" as both Utterance and Gender Construction Chapter 17 Afterword
For scholars beginning their academic careers at a time when feminist scholarship is more established and made more challenging by postmodern critiques of knowledge... this book will be a guide and inspiration. For more weary practioners, too, this book includes much to stimulate new ideas and will also provide a series of new examples for teaching about the ways in which social divisions... are written into the landscape. Annals of the Association of American Geographers Feminist (Re)visions of the Subject contains some wonderufl essays; all of them raise questions and push the boundaries of postmodern thinking and the nature of women as subjects. -- Louise Johnson, Deakin University, Australia Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography Currie and Rothenberg have deftly identified a provocative and rich approach to feminist praxis... Canadian Woman Studies Finally, an original collection of feminist essays that takes the theoretical insights of postmodernism into exciting new critical terrains by rethinking the complexity of space, place, and knowledge production across diverse disciplinary sites. Even scholars exhausted by academic feminism's theoretical preoccupations will welcome this collection's innovative analyses of the subject's complex situatedness in the seemingly contradictory terrains of everyday life and theoretical reflection. -- Robyn Wiegman, Duke University
About Celia E. Rothenberg
Gail Currie is adjunct research associate in the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Kansas and a doctoral candidate in the interdisciplinary program of Social Science and Health at the University of Toronto. Celia Rothenberg is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Health Studies at McMaster University.