top_1_963_35.JPG
top_2_1.jpg top_2_2.jpg
 
 
  HOME   PUBLISH   DONATE   ABOUT   CONTACT   HELP   SEARCH  
 
   
Radical Feminism, Writing, and Critical Agency
From Manifesto to Modem
Radical Feminism, Writing, and Critical Agency
Click on image to enlarge

Jacqueline Rhodes - Author
SUNY series in Feminist Criticism and Theory
Price: $62.50 
Hardcover - 140 pages
Release Date: December 2004
ISBN10: 0-7914-6291-9
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-6291-1

Quantity:  
Price: $26.95 
Paperback - 140 pages
Release Date: December 2004
ISBN10: 0-7914-6292-7
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-6292-8

Quantity:  
Available as a Google eBook
for other eReaders and tablet devices.
Click icon below...

Available as a Kindle Edition.
Click icon below...


Summary Read First Chapter image missing


Links radical feminist writings of the 1960s and 1970s to contemporary online women's networks.

This book traces the intersection of radical feminism, composition, and print culture in order to address a curious gap in feminist composition studies: the manifesto-writing, collaborative-action-taking radical feminists of the 1960s and 1970s. Long before contemporary debates over essentialism, radical feminist groups questioned both what it was to be a woman and to perform womanhood, and a key part of that questioning took the form of very public, very contentious texts by such writers and groups as Shulamith Firestone, the Redstockings, and WITCH (the Women's International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell). Rhodes explores how these radical women's texts have been silenced in contemporary rhetoric and composition, and compares their work to that of contemporary online activists, finding that both point to a "network literacy" that blends ever-shifting identities with ever-changing technologies in order to take action. Ultimately, Rhodes argues, the articulation of radical feminist textuality can benefit both scholarship and classroom as it situates writers as rhetorical agents who can write, resist, and finally act within a network of discourses and identifications.

“…this book provides a powerful set of ideas and suggestions for theoretical, historical, and pedagogical concerns.” — Computers and Composition Online

“…brings together the best and brightest feminist theories and the historicizing practices of poststructuralist thought to provide both a history of feminist thought in the last half of the 20th century and a consideration of the ways in which that history has impacted the teaching of academic writing in higher education in the U.S. This is no mean feat, and it is well and reasonably executed.” — CHOICE

"This is a fresh, original treatment of a neglected area in feminist studies, and Rhodes does an admirable job of teasing out the complexities. This book fills a major gap in the scholarship by recuperating radical feminist discourse." — Lynn Worsham, coeditor of Postmodern Sophistry: Stanley Fish and the Critical Enterprise

Jacqueline Rhodes is Associate Professor of English at California State University at San Bernardino.


Bookmark and Share

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Feminism, Composition, and Re-History

Foucault, Feminism, and Genealogy
The Metaphysics of "Women's Ways" of Writing
Present Tense: What's Still Missing

2. Rewriting Radical Women

Definition, Dissensus, and Disunity
Consciousness-Raising and the Problem of (Anti)Structure
Radical Feminist Manifestos and Media
Textual Action and Radical Feminist Legacies

3. From Manifesto to Modem

Separatist Cyberspace
Radical Textuality Online

4. Textuality, Performativity, and Network Literacies

Critical Textual Agency and the Engaged Classroom
Cultural Studies, Passing, and Interruption as Agency
The Problem of Community
Network and Collective Literacies: Three Views

Notes

Works Cited

Index



Related Subjects
43584/43585(JP/JB/SP)

Related Titles

Active Voices
Active Voices
Relocating the Personal
Relocating the Personal
Gods of Play
Gods of Play
A Woman's Place
A Woman's Place
Left Margins
Left Margins
Opening Spaces
Opening Spaces
The Rebirth of Dialogue
The Rebirth of Dialogue
Plagiarism
Plagiarism
The Resistant Writer
The Resistant Writer
The Passionate Empiricist
The Passionate Empiricist



 
bottom_1_963_35.jpg