Feminist Time against Nation Time : Gender, Politics, and the Nation-State in an Age of Permanent War
Feminist Time Against Nation Time offers a series of essays that explore the complex and oftentimes contradictory relationship between feminism and nationalism through a problematization of contemporality. The collection pursues the following questions: how do the specific temporalities of nationalism and war limit and delimit public spaces in which dissent might happen; and how might we account for the often contradictory and ambiguous relationship of 'feminism' and 'nationalism' through an exploration of the problem of time?
- Paperback | 218 pages
- 149.86 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 317.51g
- 28 Feb 2010
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Part 1 Introduction: Thinking Feminism in a Time of War Part 2 Feminist Time Then and Now Chapter 3 Women's Time Chapter 4 The Time of Thought Part 5 Feminist Time and Texts Chapter 6 Politics, Psyche and Feminine Time: Nancy Meckler'sSister, My Sister and Pratibha Parmar's Memsahib Rita Chapter 7 In the Time of Julia Alvarez: Reversing Matricidal Temporalities Part 8 Feminist Time and Nations Chapter 9 Women's Time, Historical Discourse, and a Text of Indian Nationalism Chapter 10 Visions of Politics, Time, and Nation: Arundhati Roy's Challenge to the Experts Part 11 Feminist Time and Politics Chapter 12 Shooting Solanas: Radical Feminist History and the Technology of Failure Chapter 13 Securing a Future: Feminist Futures in a Time of War Chapter 14 Perpetual War Part 15 Notes on Contributors Part 16 Index
Feminist Time Against Nation Time arrives not a moment too soon for those of us who seek to understand the urgent context of war. Situating feminist conversations in relation to national politics and texts, Feminist Time Against Nation Time bridges critical practices across time and space. Never losing sight of the cultural stakes in political contestations, the essays in this valuable and timely collection examine diverse instances of subjectivity and cultural memory that challenge the temporality of war and nationalism. In a time of 'perpetual war,' Feminist Time Against Nation Time intervenes in the representation of the past to propose engaged feminist futures. -- Caren Kaplan, University of California at Davis The interrogative reflexivity of feminist thinking simply makes this remarkable collection of essays an invaluable pedagogical resource. -- Rey Chow, Brown University
About Lisa Diedrich
Victoria Hesford and Lisa Diedrich are assistant professors of women's studies at Stony Brook University, New York.