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Essentially speaking : feminism, nature & difference

Author: Diana Fuss
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1989.
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Using a feminist, poststructuralist perspective, Diana Fuss addresses the 'nature v. culture' debate, asking whether femininity, race, or homosexuality have 'essential natures'. She critically examines both positions in the debate.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fuss, Diana, 1960-
Essentially speaking.
New York : Routledge, 1989
(OCoLC)651768778
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Fuss
ISBN: 0415901324 9780415901321 0415901332 9780415901338
OCLC Number: 19845783
Description: xiv, 144 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The "risk" of essence --
Reading like a feminist --
Monique Wittig's anti-essentialist materialism --
Luce Irigaray's language of essence --
"Race" under erasure? Poststructuralist Afro-American literary theory --
Lesbian and gay theory: the question of identity politics --
Essentialism in the classroom.
Responsibility: Diana Fuss.

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". . . a sinuously argued and carefully measured study of the work of feminist, gay, and Afro-American critics." -- Gillian Beer, Women: A Cultural Review

 
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