TITLE

What Can the Matter Be?

AUTHOR(S)
Rooney, Ellen
PUB. DATE
December 1996
SOURCE
American Literary History;Winter1996, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p745
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article states that the problematic relationship of feminism and materialism has a long history. But the recent resurgence of feminist interest in this unhappy couple is not a repetition of earlier battles over the primary contradiction, class versus gender. On the contrary, feminism's reanimation of its materialist idioms has disclosed a problem that researchers' revision of the theory of ideology left cunningly to one side. The work of Susan Bordo, Judith Butler, and Donna Landry and Gerald MacLean confirms that the poststructuralist texts broadly known as French feminism have fundamentally re- cast the idioms of feminist materialisms; any reading that seeks to comprehend them must take its departure from this critical intervention.
ACCESSION #
15934822

 

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