Technologies of Gender

Technologies of Gender : Essays on Theory, Film, and Fiction

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"Technologies of Gender builds a bridge between the fashionable orthodoxies of academic theory (Lacan, Foucault, Derrida, et al.) and the frequently-marginalized contributions of feminist theory...In sum, de Lauretis has written a book that should be required reading for every feminist in need of theoretical ammunition-and for every theorist in need of feminist enlightenment." -B. Ruby Rich "...sets philosophical ideas humming...she has much to say." -Cineaste "I can think of no other work that pushes the debate on the female subject forward with such passion and intellectual rigor." -SubStance This book addresses the question of gender in poststructuralist theoretical discourse, postmodern fiction, and women's cinema. It examines the construction of gender both as representation and as self-representation in relation to several kinds of texts and argues that feminism is producing a radical rewriting, as well as a rereading, of the dominant forms of Western culture.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 294.83g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253204410
  • 9780253204417
  • 391,111

About Teresa De Lauretis

Teresa de Lauretis is Professor of the History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her most recent books are Alice Doesn't: Feminism, Semiotics, Cinema and Feminist Studies/Critical Studies (ed.).show more

Table of contents

Preface 1. The Technology of Gender 2. The Violence of Rhetoric: Considerations on Representation and Gender 3. Gaudy Rose: Eco adn narcissism 4. Calvino and the Amazons: Reading the (Post) Modern Text 5. Gramsci Notwithstanding, or, The Left Hand of History 6. Fellini's 9 1/2 7. Strategies of Coherence: Narrative Cinema, Feminst Poetics, and Yvonne Rainer 8. Rethinking Women's Cinema: Aesthetics and Feminist Theory INDEX OF NAMESshow more

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