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Infiltrating culture : power and identity in contemporary women's writing

Author: Mireille Rosello
Publisher: Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The infiltrator may be a foreigner, a spy, a child, a cleaner, a woman. Like Donna Haraway's cyborg or Michel Serres' parasite, the figure of the infiltrator offers a powerful new way of articulating cultural difference and cultural practice. Issues of gender, race and age are all addressed in a subtle and forceful close reading of a series of texts - from Claire Bretecher's sharp-edged cartoons to Colette's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mireille Rosello
ISBN: 0719048753 9780719048753
OCLC Number: 33101095
Description: xiv, 205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Claire Bretecher's "Les Frustres": why do little boys play with washing machines and why do little girls lie about it? how does one inherit feminist knowledge? departening a role? playing and representation; feminism and opposition? performance? a minority role; le monde est vieux. Francoise Ega's "Lettres a une noire": the cleaning lady as ethnographer - working, giving and writing; the housecleaner as ethnographer - the limits of labour as observation; the oppositional resources of Mamegas role - writing as labour, labour as gift; the 'diversion' of the letter - illegitimate reading and the book as 'perruque'. Michele Maillet's "L'Etoile noire": infiltrating concentration camp logic; the ambivalence of 'counter-history'; Sidonie, the dead author of counter-history; Suzanne, interpretation and silence. Colette's "Prisons et Paradis" and Sand's recipes: reading a recipe book in bed or the de-appropriation of feminine work; 'consultable' vs 'readable' texts; infiltrational practices - reading in bed and collecting recipes; writing recipes in bed. Renee Vivien's "La dame a la louve" and "Une femme m'apparut": why should I swallow a toad? - self-defeating gender reversals; infiltration and canonicity; the male and female 'principles'; "The Woman of the Wolf" - the infiltration of silence; portrait of the critic as male reader; 'negative' ironies; the desinfiltrated toad. Conclusion: James Bond as civil servant - the limits of infiltration.
Responsibility: Mireille Rosello.

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Addresses issues of gender, race and age in an analysis of the "infiltrator" figure, one who penetrates a closed territory, only to expose the fantasy upon which power relations are founded. This  Read more...

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