Figures of Resistance: Essays in Feminist Theory

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Figures of Resistance: Essays in Feminist Theory

by Teresa de Lauretis
Editor Patricia White

University Of Illinois Press | March 12, 2007 | Hardcover

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The changing face of feminist discourse as reflected by the career of one of its preeminent scholars

Figures of Resistance brings together the unpublished lectures and little-seen essays of internationally renowned theorist Teresa de Lauretis, spanning over twenty years of her finest work. Thirty years after the height of feminist theory, this collection invites us to reflect on the history of feminism and take a hard look at where it stands today. Selected essays include "Sexual Indifference and Lesbian Representation," "The Lure of the Mannish Lesbian," "Eccentric Subjects," "Habit Changes," "The Intractability of Desire," and the unpublished article "Figures of Resistance." An introduction from feminist film scholar Patricia White provides an overview of the development of de Lauretis''s thought and of feminist theory over past decades.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages, 3.54 × 2.36 × 0.43 in

Published: March 12, 2007

Publisher: University Of Illinois Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0252031970

ISBN - 13: 9780252031977

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Figures of Resistance: Essays in Feminist Theory

by Teresa de Lauretis
Editor Patricia White

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages, 3.54 × 2.36 × 0.43 in

Published: March 12, 2007

Publisher: University Of Illinois Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0252031970

ISBN - 13: 9780252031977

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The changing face of feminist discourse as reflected by the career of one of its preeminent scholars

Figures of Resistance brings together the unpublished lectures and little-seen essays of internationally renowned theorist Teresa de Lauretis, spanning over twenty years of her finest work. Thirty years after the height of feminist theory, this collection invites us to reflect on the history of feminism and take a hard look at where it stands today. Selected essays include "Sexual Indifference and Lesbian Representation," "The Lure of the Mannish Lesbian," "Eccentric Subjects," "Habit Changes," "The Intractability of Desire," and the unpublished article "Figures of Resistance." An introduction from feminist film scholar Patricia White provides an overview of the development of de Lauretis''s thought and of feminist theory over past decades.

About the Author

Teresa de Lauretis is a professor of the history of consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the author of Alice Doesn''t: Feminism, Semiotics, Cinema and other books. Patricia White, an associate professor and chair of film and media studies at Swarthmore College, is the author of Uninvited: Classical Holywood Cinema and Lesbian Representability.

Editorial Reviews

"De Lauretis''s work is stimulating, innovative, and groundbreaking. Readers from a wide range of audiences will be grateful to have in a single volume the works of one of the most important feminist theorists working today."
--Judith Mayne, Distinguished Humanities Professor, French and women''s studies, Ohio State University
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