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Why stories matter : the political grammar of feminist theory

Author: Clare Hemmings
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2011.
Series: Next wave.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why Stories Matter is a powerful critique of the stories that feminists tell about the past four decades of Western feminist theory. Clare Hemmings examines the narratives that make up feminist accounts of recent feminist history, highlights the ethical and political dilemmas raised by these narratives, and offers innovative strategies for transforming them. Drawing on her in-depth analysis of feminist journals,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clare Hemmings
ISBN: 9780822348931 0822348934 9780822349167 0822349167
OCLC Number: 648480864
Description: x, 272 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Progress --
Loss --
Return --
Amenability --
Citation tactics --
Affective subjects.
Series Title: Next wave.
Responsibility: Clare Hemmings.

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A powerful critique of the stories that feminists tell about the past four decades of Western feminist theory.  Read more...

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"Hemmings's feminist narratives ... point to the potential of a feminist political grammar genuinely capable of promoting the kind of global social change so urgently needed." -- Karen J. Leader * Read more...

 
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