Technologies of Gender: Essays on Theory, Film, and Fiction

Technologies of Gender: Essays on Theory, Film, and Fiction

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Paperback, Indiana Univ Pr, 1987, ISBN13 9780253204417, ISBN10 0253204410
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"Technologies of Gender builds a bridge between the fashionable orthodoxies of academic theory (Lacan, Foucault, Derrida, et al.) and the frequently-marginalized contributions of feminist theory.... In sum, de Lauretis has written a book that should be required reading for every feminist in need of theoretical ammunition--and for every theorist in need of feminist enlightenment." --B. Ruby Rich

..." sets philosophical ideas humming.... she has much to say." --Cineaste

"I can think of no other work that pushes the debate on the female subject forward with such passion and intellectual rigor." --SubStance

This book addresses the question of gender in poststructuralist theoretical discourse, postmodern fiction, and women's cinema. It examines the construction of gender both as representation and as self-representation in relation to several kinds of texts and argues that feminism is producing a radical rewriting, as well as a rereading, of the dominant forms of Western culture.

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Number of Pages: 168
Original Languages: English
Subject: MOTION PICTURES_SOCIAL ASPECTS
Author: De Lauretis, Teresa
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional
Series Title: Theories of Representation and Difference
Book Format: Paperback ,  Hardcover
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
ISBN-13: 9780253204417
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.25 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 0253204410
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