Provocations: A Transnational Reader in the History of Feminist Thought by Susan BordoProvocations: A Transnational Reader in the History of Feminist Thought by Susan Bordo

Provocations: A Transnational Reader in the History of Feminist Thought

EditorSusan Bordo, M. Cristina Alcalde, Ellen Rosenman

Paperback | March 21, 2015

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The first collection of its kind,Provocations: A Transnational Reader in the History of Feminist Thoughtis historically organized and transnational in scope, highlighting key ideas, transformative moments, and feminist conversations across national and cultural borders. Emphasizing feminist cross-talk, transnational collaborations and influences, and cultural differences in context, this anthology heralds a new approach to studying feminist history.

Provocations includes engaging, historically significant primary sources by writers of many nationalities in numerous genres#151;from political manifestos to theoretical and cultural analysis to poetry and fiction. These texts range from those of classical antiquity to others composed during the Arab Spring and represent Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Western Europe, and the United States. Each section begins with an introductory essay that presents central ideas and explores connections among readings, placing them in historical, national, and intellectual contexts and concluding with questions for discussion and reflection.

Susan Bordois Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and holds the Otis A. Singletary Chair in the Humanities at the University of Kentucky. Her publications includeUnbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body; The Male Body: A New Look at Men in Public and in Private;andThe Creation of Anne Boleyn: ANew Look at England'...
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Title:Provocations: A Transnational Reader in the History of Feminist ThoughtFormat:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 10 × 7 × 1.5 inPublished:March 21, 2015Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520264223

ISBN - 13:9780520264229

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword: The Challenges of Constructing a Transnational History

PART 1. CHALLENGING MALE DOMINANCE: ANTIQUITY TO 1800
1. Amy Richlin: Feminist Thought before the Renaissance
2. Susan Bordo: Christine de Pizan and the Querelle des femmes
3. Mónica Díaz: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Early Feminism in the Americas or the Right of Every Woman to Study
4. Ruth Perry: Radical Doubt and the Liberation of Women

PART 2. ACTIVISM ON THREE CONTINENTS: NINETEENTH TO EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY
5. Ellen Rosenman: Sexual Politics in England and India: The Case of Prostitution
6. Ellen Rosenman, Jill Abney, and Kathi Kern: Women’s Suffrage: Transnational Connections

PART 3. TALKING BACK TO SEXISM BEFORE "WOMEN’S LIBERATION”: NINETEENTH TO MID-TWENTIETH CENTURY
7. Jacqueline Couti: The Mythology of the Doudou: Sexualizing Black Female Bodies, Constructing Culture in the French Caribbean
8. Pramila Venkateswaran: Locating the Feminist Spirit in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries in India: Tarabai Shinde and Lalitambika Antarjanam
9. Liang Luo: Problems of Translation and Transnational Feminisms: On Gu Ruopu and Li Ruzhen
10. Ellen Rosenman, A Room of One’s Own in Transracial Perspective
11. Susan Bordo: Simone de Beauvoir: The Feminist Philosopher as Other

PART 4. DISCOVERING GENDER AND REMAPPING FEMINISM: 1955–1975
12. Karen W. Tice: The "Personal Politics” of Class
13. Susan Bordo: Feminists Reimagine the Body
14. Cheryl R. Hopson: The U.S. Women’s Liberation Movement and Black Feminist "Sisterhood”
15. Maylei Blackwell: Triple Jeopardy: The Third World Women’s Alliance and the Transnational Roots of Women-of-Color Feminisms
16. Ann M. Ciasullo: Strained Sisterhood: Lesbianism, Feminism, and the U.S. Women’s Liberation Movement
17. Norma Mogrovejo: The Latin American Lesbian Movement: Its Shaping and its Search for Autonomy
18. Paula Gunn Allen: Who Is Your Mother? Red Roots of White Feminism
19. Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant: Suffering Like an African Girl: Trauma Embodied in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions
20. Fatima Mernissi: The Meaning of Spatial Boundaries

PART 5. BEYOND "THE DECADE OF THE WOMAN”: 1975 TO THE PRESENT
21. M. Cristina Alcalde: Mothers, Guerrillas, and Revolutionaries: Women’s Mobilization and Activism in Latin America
22. M. Cristina Alcalde, Srimati Basu, and Emily Burrill: Feminist Organizing around Violence against Women in Mali, Peru, and India?
23. Bernadette Barton: Freedom from Sexism versus Sexual Freedom: A Short History of the Feminist Sex Wars
24. Diane E. King: Two Generations of Feminist Activism: Snapshots from the Middle East and North Africa since 1970
25. Michael Kimmel: Men and Women’s Studies: Promise, Pitfalls, and Possibility
26. Ashley Bourgeois: Identity, Activism, and Third Wave Feminism in the United States
27. Obioma Nnaemeka: Captured in Translation: Africa and Feminisms in the Age of Globalization
28. Nadje Al-Ali: Gendering the Arab Spring

List of Contributors
List of Credits
Index

Editorial Reviews

"A stimulating new collection . . . I am glad to have read this volume. . . . The book will occupy a place of distinction on my office shelf."