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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
What is a woman?
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||xxiv, 517 pages ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||What is a woman? Sex, gender, and the body in feminist theory --
"I am a woman': the personal and the philosophical --
Appropriating Bourdieu: feminist theory and Pierre Bourdieu's sociology of culture --
The challenge of the particular case: Bourdieu's sociology of culture and literary criticism --
The missing mother: René Girard's Oedipal rivalries --
Representation of patriarchy: sexuality and epistemology in Freud's Dora --
Patriarchal thought and the drive for knowledge --
Is anatomy destiny? Freud and biological determinism --
Desire in language: Andreas Capellanus and the controversy of courtly love --
'She died because she came too late ... '; knowledge, doubles and death in Thomas's Tristan --
Intentions and effects: rhetoric and identification in Simone De Beauvoir's 'The women destroyed'.
"What [Moi] wants is a radical spring-clean of feminist thinking. Let's go back and start again, we have nothing to lose but our mind-forged manacles....[Her] energy is positive and