Third Wave Feminism: A Critical Exploration

Paperback | June 1, 2007

EditorStacy Gillis

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This revised and expanded edition, new in paperback, provides a definitive collection on the current period in feminism known by many as the "third wave". Three sections--genealogies and generations, locales and locations, politics and popular culture--interrogate the wave metaphor and, through questioning the generational account of feminism, indicate possible future trajectories for the feminist movement. New to this edition are an interview with Luce Irigaray, a foreword by Imelda Whelehan as well as newly commissioned chapters.

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This revised and expanded edition, new in paperback, provides a definitive collection on the current period in feminism known by many as the "third wave". Three sections--genealogies and generations, locales and locations, politics and popular culture--interrogate the wave metaphor and, through questioning the generational account of f...

STACY GILLIS is a Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, UK. She has published on third wave feminism, cybersex, cybertheory and popularmodernisms. The co-editor of the Journal of International Women's Studies special issue on Third Wave Feminism and Women's Studies (April 2003), and The Devil Himself: Villainy in Detective Fiction ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:310 pages, 8.41 × 5.58 × 0.7 inPublished:June 1, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230521746

ISBN - 13:9780230521742

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Table of Contents

Foreword; I.Whelehan * Acknowledgements * Notes on Contributors * Introduction; S.Gillis, G.Howie & R.Munford * PART I: GENERATIONS AND GENEALOGIES * 'Feminists Love a Utopia': Collaboration, Conflict and the Futures of Feminism; L.S.Sanders * On the Genealogy of Women: A Defence of Anti-Essentialism; A.Stone * Kristeva and the Trans-missions of the Intertext: Signs, Mothers and Speaking in Tongues; M.Orr * Feminist Dissonance: The Logic of Late Feminism; G.Howie & A.Tauchert * Transgender Feminism: Queering the Woman Question; S.Stryker * Theorizing the Intermezzo: The Contributions of Postfeminism and Third Wave Feminism; A.D.Lotz * 'You're not One of Those Boring Masculinists, Are You?': The Question of Male-Embodied Feminist Criticism; Andrew Shail * PART II: LOCALES AND LOCATIONS * Wa(i)ving it all Away: Subject Formation and Knowledge Formation in Feminisms of Colour; M.N.Chakraborty * 'It's all About the Benjamins': Economic Determinants of Third Wave Feminism in the United States; L.Heywood & J.Drake * Imagining Feminist Futures: The Third Wave, Postfeminism and Eco/feminism; N.Moore * A Different Chronology: Reflections on Feminism in Contemporary Poland; A.Graff * Global Feminism, Transnational Political Economies, Third World Cultural Production; W.Woodhull * Neither Cyborg nor Goddess: The (Im)possibilities of Cyberfeminism; S.Gillis * PART III: POLITICS AND POPULAR CULTURE * Contests for the Meaning of Third Wave Feminism: Feminism and Popular Consciousness; E.K.Garrison * 'Also I Wanted so Much to Leave for the West': Postcolonial Feminism Rides the Third Wave; A.Valassopoulos * (Un)fashionable Feminists: The Media and Ally McBeal; K.Gorton * 'Kicking Ass is Comfort Food': Buffy as Third Wave Feminist Icon; P.Pender * 'My Guns are in the Fendi!': The Postfeminist Female Action Hero; C.L.Stasia * Sexing it Up? Women, Pornography and the Third Wave Feminism; M.Waters * 'Wake Up and Smell the Lipgloss': Gender, Generation and the (A)politics of Girl Power; R.Munford * IN DIALOGUE * Interview with Luce Irigaray; G.Howie * Interview with Elaine Showalter; S.Gillis & R.Munford * Afterword; J.Spencer * Index *  *