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Feminist Issues: Practice, Politics, Theory


Carolyn G. Heilbrun

Susan Kress

Carolyn G. Heilbrun is renowned as a provocative feminist critic of the culture and (as Amanda Cross) a writer of witty detective novels. In Carolyn G. Heilbrun: Feminist in a Tenured Position, Susan Kress provides a compelling intellectual biography, tracing the evolution of Heilbrun’s thought and... More


The Mother and Narrative Politics in Modern China

Sally Taylor Lieberman

In Chinese literature of the 1920s and 1930s, the mother takes many forms. This analysis explores the meanings the maternal figure acquired, then engages those meanings in a feminist rereading of the master narratives of modern Chinese intellectual and literary history.


Subject to Negotiation

Elaine Neil Orr

In Subject to Negotiation, Elaine Neil Orr proposes negotiation as both a state of consciousness and a significant movement for women writers as well as feminist critics. Challenging the "subversive" model of feminist criticism, she argues for the importance of negotiation for feminist practice... More


Women in Exile

Mahnaz Afkhami

Attempting to come to terms with her own life in exile, Afkhami, who was forced out of Iran because of her work for women's rights, sought out and talked with 12 other women from all parts of the globe. Their stories offer a rare and special opportunity to witness the harrowing experience of flight... More