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Nostalgia and Sexual Difference (RLE Feminist Theory)

The Resistance to Contemporary Feminism

Nostalgia and Sexual Difference (RLE Feminist Theory)( )
Editor: Doane, Janice
Series title:Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory Ser.
Publication Date:Oct 2012
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $135.00
Book Description:

Dissatisfaction with the present can cause people to gaze nostalgically back to an idealized past; that nostalgia pervades contemporary rhetoric. In lamenting the 'degeneracy' of present-day America, social and literary critics as well as contemporary novelists often choose as their scapegoat the women's movement and its increasing influence. Doane and Hodges show us how these social observers seek to 'reinstate' America and American values in ways that, overtly or covertly, do...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / American / General
Social Science / Feminism & Feminist Theory
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.126 x 6.084 x 0.936 Inches
Book Weight:0.99 Pounds
Author Biography
Janice Doane is Professor of English, St. Mary's College of California.


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