Third Wave Feminism: A Critical Exploration by S. GillisThird Wave Feminism: A Critical Exploration by S. Gillis

Third Wave Feminism: A Critical Exploration

byS. Gillis

Paperback | April 17, 2007

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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.
MRIDULA NATH CHAKRABORTY is completing her PhD in English at the University of Alberta, Canada PAMELA CHURCH GIBSON is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the London College of Fashion, UK EDWARD DAVIES is Researching in Women's Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK JENNIFER DRAKE is Associate Professor of E...
Title:Third Wave Feminism: A Critical ExplorationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:310 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.74 inPublished:April 17, 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; A. 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

Editorial Reviews

'This expanded second edition of 'Third Wave Feminism' is an unexpected pleasure. While much work on 'the third wave' is ahistorical, nationally-bounded and analytically bankrupt, here the editors bring together an impressive range of articles living up to the volume's subtitle of 'critical exploration'. The anthology provides a historically and conceptually grounded background to the area, highlights the limits as well as possibilities of generational approaches, and constitutes a politically diverse, international set of reflections on the terrain. Essential reading.' - Clare Hemmings, Gender Institute, London School of Economics'This is an excellent and important book that left me, as Imelda Whelehan puts it at the end of her foreword, "once again caring that I am a feminist, whatever the era.'' - Alice Ridout, Contemporary Women's Writing