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Title Mappings : Feminism and the Cultural Geographies of Encounter / Susan Stanford Friedman.
Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1999]


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Edition Core Textbook.
Description 1 online resource (360 pages) : illustrations
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
1560L Lexile
In English.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed October 27 2015).
Subject Feminism and education.
Collection Féminisme -- Philosophie.
Feminist theory.
Criticism -- Women authors.
Social sciences -- Feminism and amp -- Feminist Theory.
Women's studies.
Contents Frontmatter -- CONTENTS -- ILLUSTRATIONS -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- INTRODUCTION. Locational Feminism -- CHAPTER 1. "Beyond" Gender: The New Geography of Identity and the Future of Feminist Criticism -- CHAPTER 2. "Beyond" White and Other: Narratives of Race in Feminist Discourse -- CHAPTER 3. "Beyond" Difference: Migratory Feminism in the Borderlands -- CHAPTER 4. Geopolitical Literacy: Internationalizing Feminism at "Home"- The Case of Virginia Woolf -- CHAPTER 5. Telling Contacts: Intercultural Encounters and Narrative Poetics in the Borderlands between Literary Studies and Anthropology -- CHAPTER 6. "Routes/Roots": Boundaries, Borderlands, and Geopolitical Narratives of Identity -- CHAPTER 7. Negotiating the Transatlantic Divide: Feminism after Poststructuralism -- CHAPTER 8. Making History: Reflections on Feminism, Narrative, and Desire -- CHAPTER 9. Craving Stories: Narrative and Lyric in Feminist Theory and Poetic Practice -- NOTES -- REFERENCES -- INDEX.
Summary In this powerful work, Susan Friedman moves feminist theory out of paralyzing debates about us and them, white and other, first and third world, and victimizers and victims. Throughout, Friedman adapts current cultural theory from global and transnational studies, anthropology, and geography to challenge modes of thought that exaggerate the boundaries of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, class, and national origin. The author promotes a transnational and heterogeneous feminism, which, she maintains, can replace the proliferation of feminisms based on difference. She argues for a feminist geopolitical literacy that goes beyond fundamentalist identity politics and absolutist poststructuralist theory, and she continually focuses the reader's attention on those locations where differences are negotiated and transformed. Pervading the book is a concern with narrative: the way stories and cultural narratives serve as a primary mode of thinking about the politically explosive question of identity. Drawing freely on modernist novels, contemporary film, popular fiction, poetry, and mass media, the work features narratives of such writers and filmmakers as Gish Jen, Julie Dash, June Jordon, James Joyce, Gloria Anzald%a, Neil Jordon, Virginia Woolf, Mira Nair, Zora Neale Hurston, E.M. Forster, and Irena Klepfisz. Defending the pioneering role of academic feminists in the knowledge revolution, this work draws on a wide variety of twentieth-century cultural expressions to address theoretical issues in postmodern feminism.